Waterproof connection for industrial sensing applications

Jul 11, 2012 | Cables and Accessories

Intelliconnect (Europe) is offering a range of multi-pin waterproof connectors available with 4 to 14 connecting pins. The 4-way connector compliments the TNC waterproof coaxial RF connector.

These multi-pin connectors are capable of handling 3A of signal current and are rated to IP68 in their unmated condition. In order for the connector to be fitted alongside waterproof TNC connectors used for RF antennas, and to provide a uniform panel design, the four contact pins required were installed into the same style connector shell. The insert design is keyed to ensure positive mating and to eliminate the possibility of damage by miss-mating.

The connector is designed to handle power as well as low voltage signals enabling switching and actuation of electro-mechanical devices. The maximum space between the contacts in a TNC body allows for an operating voltage of 300V RMS with a dielectric withstanding voltage (DWV) of 1,000V RMS. The insulation resistance of the connector is 5,000M? to ensure reliable operation in high altitude or high humidity applications, and the durability rating is specified at 500 insertion cycles minimum.

The connectors have an operating range of -65°C to 165°C as standard. All metal components are standard nickel plating over a brass body to meet TNC specification Mil-prf 39012 enabling both the Intelliconnect 4-way quadraxial connector and RF TNC connector to be fitted into equipment and offer a uniform design.

Intelliconnect have extended this new waterproof multi-pin connector range from 2- to 14-way connectors. All models are rated to IP68, waterproof in their unmated condition to a depth of 20m for a period of four hours minimum. Typical applications include MIL, marine, oil and gas, communications and rail traction.

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