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optics & photonics

MPO Multi-Way Fiber Optic Connector supports outdoor use.

June 23, 2015

Waterproof and able to endure underwater conditions, IP67/IP68 rated UTS MPO series offers secure mating and ergonomic, 1/3-turn, quick locking with audible click. Optical contact multi-sourcing design, featuring MPO connectors (12–48 optical fibers), offers flexibility and choice for end-users, while UV resistance negates mechanical degradation or corrosion for 5 years of exposure in natural environments. Shell is of thermoplastic UL94-V0 material, and operating range is -40 to +105°C. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Railway Connectors comply with EN 45545 smoke and fire standard.

September 22, 2014

Designed for on-board or on-ground TCMS (Train Control Monitoring System) and TIMS (Train Information Management System) applications, MSG 3U fits in 3U racks and is shielded inside metal hood on plug and receptacle sides for full protection against EMI and signal degradation. Layouts are available with 29 or 41 standard contacts or up to 5 Quadrax Ethernet contacts. Latter option supports signal transmission at speeds up to 100 Mbps and lets users select grounded or ungrounded contacts.<br /> Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Mixed Power and Signal Connector helps simplify designs.

June 28, 2013

Helping reduce system complexity and space consumption, JDX Hybrid connector can integrate 2-3 power contacts with 6-8 signal contacts in one connector housing. High-density connector offers ruggedized and sealed IP68 solution for high vibration and shock applications. Able to be used in outdoor and indoor environments, connector comes in brass or lightweight aluminum with shell size 2 and 3 versatile layouts. Cable assembly customization is available to meet application requirements. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, mounting & attaching products

Connector features harpooned contacts.

June 3, 2013

Available with 150-point inserts or 100-point inserts, Cost-Effective ARINC 600 consists of connector with harpooned contacts. Inserts are both one piece and unmarked, and harpooned contacts are pre-fitted. Standard inserts and harpooned contact inserts can be combined in same shell. ARINC shells are interchangeable with Standard ARINC shells and thus mate perfectly with standard plugs. Product provides rated endurance of 500 mating/unmating operations. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices, mounting & attaching products

Composite Miniature Connector replaces D-subs aboard aircraft.

May 28, 2013

Featuring miniature, 100% composite design, microComp® Quicklatch offers smaller, lighter alternative to D-sub connector for use on in-flight entertainment screens aboard commercial aircraft. Connector, fitted in passenger seat backrests, is compatible with Gigabit Ethernet networks and sends signals to each video screen. Design and shielding level allow support of up to four 100 Mbps Ethernet lines with optimal performance. Nickel coating ensures protection against lightning and EMI. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Threaded Receptacles require no special tools.

February 11, 2013

Designed to fit in place of conventional cable glands, UTS Threaded Receptacles are suited for industrial applications, such as junction boxes and variable speed drives on induction motors where they can be used to carry signals, power, or both. Units are available in 5 layouts and 3 sizes of 10, 14, and 18. Offered in metric, Pg, and NPT thread standards, receptacles are UL 1977 and UL 94-V0 approved, UV resistant, and IP68/69K rated for harsh environments. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Push-Pull Sealed IP68 Connector has rugged, waterproof design.

November 20, 2012

Suited for use indoors and outdoors, JBX Push Pull Sealed IP68 connector provides quick connect and disconnect solution in high vibration and shock environments. It is available in size 0 shell with variety of contact layouts from 2-8 positions. Durable cable assembly connector can be used in medical, broadcast entertainment, telecommunications, and instrumentation and measurement applications. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Power Connector is submersible and tamper-proof.

October 26, 2012

Compatible with UL and IEC standards, UTL Series carries ratings of up to 16 A and 600 V and suits outdoor applications such as architectural and urban lighting, portable power tools, and telecom relays. Molded polyamide resists effects of UV radiation, and IP68/69K rated ingress protection is bolstered via latch-based closing system. Submersible for 1 week at 10 m when coupled or 1 week at 1 m when uncoupled (sealed contact), high breaking capacity connector has tamper-proof design. Read More

optics & photonics

Optical Connectors target railway applications.

July 23, 2012

Available in several all-optical or electrical/optical hybrid configurations, VGE1 Connectors with Elio contacts withstand shock and vibration. Hermaphroditic contact offers tool-less insertion and extraction from connectors and is sealed to optical cable without additional union. SMS IP Connectors, designed to comply with NF F 61-030 standard, withstand temperatures down to 55°C, can be used for voltages up to 500 V, and are available in 3-, 6-, and 12-pin versions. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

RF BMA Coaxial Contacts offer dual-level EMI protection.

May 30, 2012

Intended for military telecom and radar fields, D38999 contacts accommodate 0-18 GHz frequencies and can be integrated in each of 16 SOURIAU 38999 layouts featuring 8-gauge sockets. Design work and control of mechanical tolerances ensure RF transmission quality, even in harsh conditions set out in MIL standard. Each contact has its own shielding ring as complement to D38999 shielding ring, and standing wave levels at BMA coaxial interface let users envisage breaks in coaxial lines. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Quadrax Contacts support Ethernet in harsh environments.

September 23, 2011

Available to EN3645, EN3646, ARINC 600, and EN2997 standards, No. 8 Quadrax Contacts are suitable for majority of aeronautics connectors. Quadrax connectors can use either 100BaseT protocol over 1 quadrax cable, reaching throughputs of 100 Mbps, or Ethernet 1000BaseTX, which allows transmission up to 1 Gbps over 2 quadrax cables. Contacts offer secure data transmission over 500 mating operations with ability to withstand shock and vibration. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Power Connectors withstand harsh operating environments.

September 9, 2011

Qualified for D38999 applications, Series III comes in 3 shell sizes with silvered contacts for currents up to 800 A. Shielded connectors include EMI ring as standard, along with different rear connection types for optimal grounding. Backshells are removable, enabling adjustment according to space constraints. Available with RoHS Zinc Nickel protection, modular connectors can be used alongside generators near engine block, or further downstream for electrical distribution between equipment. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices

Miniature Circular Connectors feature Zinc Nickel plating.

June 24, 2011

Replacing cadmium surface coating with electrolytic Zinc Nickel plating, micro38999 Series meets military standards and is RoHS-compliant. Coating provides electrical continuity and resistance to salt spray. It is applied using established electrolytic process that enables control of homogeneity and quality. Based on ASTM standard, coating is 100% metallic and contains no fluorinated substances that could be banned under EPA restrictions. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, mounting & attaching products

RoHS-Compliant Zinc Nickel Connectors carry QPL accreditation.

March 24, 2011

Black Zinc Nickel version of 851 range (Mil DTL 26482 series I) complies with RoHS directives and can be mated with cadmium connector without generating galvanic couple. All connectors, including series I inserts and housing, are available in black Zinc Nickel version and can withstand temperatures from -55 and +125°C. Zinc Nickel protection conforms to ASTM B841 standard in terms of salt spray resistance up to 500 hr and non-reflective Black coloring. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices

Micro-D Connector is built for high-reliability applications.

November 24, 2010

HTCC Micro-D connectors feature external interface with rows of sockets providing electrical connection; external sockets are mated to High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic (HTCC) board that integrates metalized circuit patterns. Connectors are MIL-PRF-83513 interface-compliant and designed to be laser welded into aluminum, titanium, or iron/nickel alloy electronic housings. Products can be configured with 9, 15, 21, 25, 31, and 37 pin counts. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices

Miniature Connectors survive harsh operating environments.

November 1, 2010

Built to satisfy aeronautic, military, and industrial requirements, micro38999 connectors can withstand vibration of 44 Grms at temperature of 125°C for 8 hr. Electrical crimp contacts can be removed, enabling users to wire and unwire connectors directly on site, and design of contacts ensures secure connection. In addition to traditional platings, connectors can be supplied with non-reflective black zinc nickel protection. Three coupling systems are available. Read More

transportation industry products

High-Speed Ethernet Connectors target railway applications.

March 29, 2010

Ethernet Quadrax-contact connectors, used with copper cable, transmit data according to MVB, WTB, and Ethernet protocols at speeds up to 1 GB/sec. They are available in 1 layout with 1 Quadrax contact for VGE1 series cables, 1 layout with 1 contact for FER1 series cables, and 3 layouts for 838 series cables. All are qualified as requirement II fire-smoke class according to standards NF F 16-101 and 16-102. Connectors feature single 16 AWG contact railway Quadrax contacts. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices

Hermetically Sealed Connectors feature copper contacts.

January 21, 2010

Utilizing ceramic-to-metal sealing process, hermetically sealed circular connectors include optical fiber and miniature versions with aluminium and titanium bodies and copper alloy contacts. Ceramic sealing technology has fusion point that makes material suited to embed copper alloy contacts in aluminum bodies, combining sealing levels with leakage rate of less than 10-9 atm.cm³/s, lower weight, and optimal conductivity. Primary uses include onboard aeronautical and space applications. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices

PCB Connector provides IP68 and IP69K ingress protection.

January 8, 2010

SOURIAU UTS Hi seal PCB version sealed plastic open-face connector provides IP68/IP69K ingress protection ratings even when unmated and when receptacle is unlocked. It is manufactured with high-performance plastic that withstands UV, shock and vibration, temperatures from -40 to +105°C, and salt spray for more than 500 hr. Unit has washing standoff to aid rinsing of effluents after wave soldering. Offered in 18 configurations, it transmits any signal and power up to 1,000 V and 13 A. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Optical Contact withstands harsh environments.

November 20, 2009

Featuring hermaphroditic design, ELIO® Optical Contact offers tool-less contact insertion and extraction from connector, and immunity to EMI, eliminating need for any form of shielding. Female insert surfaces are always accessible for cleaning. Offering minimal signal loss, even under high vibration and severe mechanical shock, ELIO® technology is qualified according to rigorous aviation and military standards, including Arinc 801 and EN 4531 and 4626. Read More

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