US Patent No. 9,706,660

SOLAR JUNCTION BOX


Patent No. 9,706,660
Issue Date July 11, 2017
Title Solar Junction Box
Inventorship Matthew Edward Mostoller, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Subhash Mungarwadi, Swindon (GB)
Assignee TE Connectivity Corporation, Berwyn, PA (US) Tyco Electronics UK Ltd., Sw...

Claim of US Patent No. 9,706,660

1. A solar junction box for a solar panel having at least one photovoltaic cell and a conductive foil electrically connected
to the at least one cell, the solar junction box comprising:
a housing having a base and walls defining a cavity, the base having an opening configured to receive the conductive foil;
a power cable held in the housing, the power cable having a power terminal terminated to an end of the power cable, the power
terminal being positioned within the housing; and

an electronic module removably received in the cavity, the electronic module having a circuit board including electronic components
mounted to the circuit board, the electronic module having a foil contact configured to be removably coupled to the foil,
the electronic module having a power contact configured to be removably coupled to the power terminal, the circuit board having
a power circuit electrically connecting the foil contact and the power contact.