November 2022 New Connectivity Products

By AJ Born | November 15, 2022

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits.

November 2022 New Connectivity Products

November 2022 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc.

WAGO’s new 2601 SeriesWAGO’s new 2601 Series is the first super-compact, tool-free PCB terminal block with lever technology, allowing quick and easy wiring for cross-sections from 26 to 14 AWG. With the ability to be connected both vertically and horizontally to the PCB and with a pin spacing of just 3.5 mm, this terminal block takes up minimal space on the board. Thanks to WAGO’s patented Push-In CAGE CLAMP connection technology, solid and fine-stranded conductors with ferrules can be connected simply by pushing them into the block. The levers ensure that the contact point is always secure, making WAGO’s PCB terminal blocks ideal for device connections in the field, no matter the performance class.

PEI-Genesis supplies Amphenol Canada Micro-D connectorsPEI-Genesis supplies Amphenol Canada Micro-D connectors, which offer proven MIL-Spec performance and reliability in a rectangular and stripline micro connector. The Micro-D connectors are qualified to MIL-DTL-83513 and are available in rectangular D, strip, and custom card-edge configurations, with contacts on .050 (1.27) centers. Inserts for the Amphenol Micro-D connectors with signal and coax/power contacts are also available. The contact system has proven reliability, exceeding the performance specifications of MIL-DTL-83513.

TE Connectivity extended its 369 series with the new 369 shielded rectangular panel and PCB connectorsTE Connectivity extended its 369 series with the new 369 shielded rectangular panel and PCB connectors for environments that demand ambient EMI noise protection. These connectors create opportunities with additional applications such as Ethernet, power distribution, and mixed signal/power devices. “Designed to MIL-DTL-38999 levels of performance, 369 series connectors are ideally suited for harsh aerospace and military environments like military aerospace, fighting vehicles, and military ground vehicles,” said Clint Schlosser, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. TE’s new rectangular connectors have been tested to withstand indirect lightning strikes of 3.6ka and are rated to provide effective shielding of greater than 60 DB at low frequencies and greater than 40 DB at high frequencies. This EMI protection technology is wrapped in a lightweight, non-toxic (RoHS-compliant) composite nickel shell that can lead to up to 75% weight savings. The 369 series shielded connectors enable various Ethernet protocols and speeds up to 10 Gb/s. They are also backward compatible with current 369 product offerings.

Lumberg is presenting the first RAST 1.5 mm connector systemLumberg is presenting the first RAST 1.5 mm connector system in insulation displacement technology at electronica 2022. Compared to the already small RAST 2.5, it saves another 43% in size and is designed for currents up to 1 A. A significant proportion of previous RAST 2.5 connectors are used below 1 A and can now be replaced by RAST 1.5 to save space on the PCB. The characteristic RAST coding is available as well as the option of fully automated cable assembly. The weight saving due to reduced conductor cross-sections is then 40%. The 2- to 12-pole connector with a contact resistance ≤ 5 mΩ can be used to realize rated currents of 1 A (at Tamb 85 °C) with a rated voltage of 48 V. The conductors that can be connected in the insulation displacement area allow cross-sections of 0.14 to 0.22 mm². Lumberg’s RAST 2.5 direct connector is also premiering at electronica 2022. This connector has been tried and tested billions of times, for the 1 mm PCB. The new connector with the type designation 3517-5 comes with a proven layout: a contact pitch of 2.5 mm, secure locking on the PCB, optionally with or without keying rib and closed sides for single conductors. This economical and efficient automated harness assembly uses insulation displacement technology (IDT). Available with the 3- to 9-pole connector, 10- to 20-poles on request, contact resistance ≤ 5 mΩ, rated currents of 4 A (at Tamb 60 °C) or 2 A (at Tamb 100 °C) at a rated voltage of 32 V.

Molex’s Zero-Hachi 0.80mm Pitch Wire-to-Board Connector System at HeilindHeilind Electronics currently stocks Molex’s Zero-Hachi 0.80 mm Pitch Wire-to-Board Connector System. Ideal for slimmer device form factors in consumer and industrial markets, the connector system is designed for applications such as AR/VR devices, gaming, mobile devices, smart home devices, and industrial UAVs. The Zero-Hachi Connector footprint is 40% smaller compared to other Molex 1.00 mm pitch wire-to-board products. Despite the reduction in size, the connector saves space without sacrificing reliability and connectivity. A fitting nail ensures PCB retention and defends against damage to the connector when the wires are pulled, while the friction lock on the crimp housing provides extra confidence in mating retention. The Zero-Hachi Connector offers a wide range of circuit sizes (2 to 20 circuits), and dual-point contact design secures electrical connections. The receptacle housing is designed to be easy to grip, despite its size, for usability.

Arrow Electronics enhanced its range of FCT products with the addition of Molex D-Subminiature connectorsArrow Electronics enhanced its range of FCT products with the addition of Molex D-Subminiature connectors. Suitable for a range of applications across multiple industries, D-sub connectors are commonly used in communications, power distribution, control panels, signal transmission, and test equipment. Recent additions to the familiar range of FCT products from Molex further enhance the range including the introduction of tooling in 2021 and most recently the launch of the Juwel Backshell.

CDM Electronics now supplies Amphenol NEXUS Technologies’ miniature RANGER Tactical Communications InterconnectsCDM Electronics now supplies Amphenol NEXUS Technologies’ miniature RANGER Tactical Communications Interconnects and cable assemblies for mission-critical signal and power applications. Meeting or exceeding the Department of Defense’s communications, command, control, computer, and cyber defense (C5) systems’ specifications, the Made in the USA pin-and-socket, push-pull, or break-away locking components’ small footprint are ideally suited for soldier-worn applications, harsh environment power, aerospace, and public safety communications networks. Engineered to ensure the integrity of voice and signal connectivity to radio receivers and transmitters within tactical communications systems, Amphenol Nexus Technologies’ RANGER circular connector series is uniquely appropriate for employment in essential radio, military vehicle, as well as communication power hub designs, and soldier-worn applications in which size, plus added weight, can negatively impact speed, reaction time, and situational awareness. The interconnects are also applicable in defense simulation systems, electronics training, and education facilities. Male and female circular RANGER connectors are currently provided with 8 contacts and push-pull or break-away locking options; 2-26 contact designs are planned. They feature a black, anodized aluminum body, 360º EMC shielding for superior EMI performance, an operating temperature range of -60 ºF to +257 ºF (-51 ºC to +125 ºC), and robust mechanical keying. They are IP68 rated to provide superior protection from dust while remaining watertight beyond 3 feet of water. Parts also incorporate molded-on, wiping-action contacts that support a self-cleaning feature while eliminating concerns with pin/socket open contacts.

November 2022 New Connectivity Products > Connector Materials, Accessories, Tools, and Development Kits

Neutrik announced new sealing covers for many of the company’s most popular connector productsNeutrik announced new sealing covers for many of its most popular connector products. Featuring user-friendly operation, the ability for cable connector covers to be mounted onto cables that are already assembled, an IP65 rating to ensure water and dust-proof protection, and UV-resistant material for use in harsh outdoor environments, the new sealing covers provide significant protection to connectors in the unmated condition. The new SCNAC-01 and SCNAC-02 sealing covers are for use with NEUTRIK powerCON 20 A and powerCON TRUE1 TOP chassis connectors. These D-size covers are labeled for power in and power out, respectively. Similarly, the new SCNAC-03 and SCNAC-04 sealing covers provide weather resistance for powerCON TRUE1 TOP output and duplex chassis connectors. These new products incorporate a smaller outer frame size than the prior (and still current) SCNAC-FPX, SCNAC-MPX, and SCNAC-PX covers but no longer require metal spacing rings at the fastening screwholes. These attributes enable both higher packing densities and faster assembly. Neutrik has also introduced new cable connector sealing covers for its powerCON TRUE1 TOP, TOP XLR, and TOP etherCON product lines. The new SCNAC-FX and SCNAC-MX sealing covers offer IP65 and UV resistant sealing for powerCON TRUE1 TOP cable connectors, making them particularly beneficial for use in outdoor environments. SCFX-TOP offers similar sealing for female TOP XLR cable connectors, and SCMX-TOP offers sealing for male TOP XLR cable connectors and TOP etherCON cable connector carriers. 

Allied Electronics motion control productsAllied Electronics & Automation, a trading brand of RS Group plc, has added to its extensive array of motion control products for automation applications. Solutions from SKF USA Inc., CR Seals, Encoder Products Company, Goodyear Belts, Toshiba Motors & Drives, and Nachi America Hydraulics include seals, bearings, belts, AC motors and hydraulic pumps, valves, and power units.

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