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Harsh Environments No Longer Derail Reliability of Railroad Crossings

New connector technologies help make rail crossings safer, easier to maintain, and more resistant to weather and other environmental challenges. From Boston to Los Angeles and all around the world, drivers experience the frustration of waiting at a railroad crossing for a train to pass. While watching the passing rail cars, many of us lookRead More

Connectors Designed for Commercial Vehicles Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for commercial vehicles from leading suppliers. Connectors Designed for Commercial Vehicles Lumberg’s Series 72 press-fit connectors are a robust, highly configurable, and space-saving interconnect solution for trucks and commercial vehicles. These modes often move through rough surroundings and have diesel engines that create vibrations, even when idling, so aRead More

Connector Suppliers Meet the Demand for Custom Connectors and Cable Assemblies

How one company provides custom interconnect solutions for its customers. In the rapidly changing world of connectivity, engineers and designers are tasked with finding creative connector and cable solutions that meet specific application requirements while also considering factors such as size, weight, cost, and time. Despite the enormous variety of connectivity options available today, designersRead More

Connectors for Electric Vehicles Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for electric vehicles from leading suppliers. Connectors for Electric Vehicles Allied Electronics & Automation supplies the SurLok Plus compression lug from Amphenol. SurLok Plus for EVs and HEVs is a field installable, highly reliable alternative to common compression lugs. Using industry-standard crimp, screw, and busbar termination options, it eliminatesRead More

Route Vehicles: Designing for High Voltages and High Temperatures

Route or fleet vehicles operate near continuously under harsh environment conditions. As electrification expands in this market, it’s critical that connectors can endure the influence of high voltages as well as the rigors of the road. Commercial vehicles operate in uncontrolled environments, subject to heat, moisture, vibration, and dust. For fleet or route vehicles, suchRead More

Battery Connectors for Transportation Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights battery connectors for transportation from leading suppliers. Battery Connectors for Transportation Applications Amphenol ICC offers reliable and robust custom IP67/IP68 connector solutions for e-bikes and swappable battery stations. The Dual Beam contact design for receptacle contacts aids in establishing a reliable electric connection. These customized battery/charger connectors meet industry standards andRead More

Green Energy Projects, EVs, & MIL-Aero Programs Set to Expand in 2022

Evolving technologies in the energy, automotive, military, and datacom markets will continue to drive innovation in connectivity.   The pace of technological advancement continues in the COVID era. The mRNA vaccines produced to combat COVID-19 are the result of years of development to create other anti-virus mRNA vaccines. Processes now have been optimized so that vaccines can be provided with minimalRead More

High-Voltage Automotive Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-voltage automotive connectors (800V+) from leading suppliers. High-Voltage Automotive Connectors  The LSH rack and panel connectors from Smiths Interconnect include leading-edge Hypertac hyperboloid contact technology that ensures LSH connectors are immune to shock, vibration and fretting. In addition, the polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) insulators interconnect technology features low insertion and extractionRead More

Touch-Safe Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights finger-proof, touch-safe connectors from leading suppliers. Touch-Safe Connectors Smiths Interconnect’s HBB Series single-pole circular connectors are designed to safely and reliably transmit high currents up to 300 and 500A in compact, ruggedized, and user-friendly size 17 and 21 shells equipped with gold-plated hyperboloid contacts that are immune to shock andRead More

January 2021 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. January 2021 New Connectivity Products January 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. GCT released two new USB-A connectors with improved durability, enhanced retention force, and higher-than-standard current ratings for use in fast-charging, high-mating-cycleRead More

New Power Shelf Connector Will Advance Cloud Computing

The Open Rack V3 Power Shelf Input Connector will advance power management strategies as cloud computing continues to grow. As global demand for computing power escalates, connector companies are finding new ways to bring flexibility and efficiency to information technology infrastructure. Managing the flow of signal and power distribution in data centers, to edge devices,Read More

Sealed Wire-to-Wire Automotive Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sealed wire-to-wire automotive connectors from leading suppliers. Sealed Wire-to-Wire Automotive Connectors JAE’s new MX80 Series compact, waterproof automotive in-line connectors are miniaturized for use in vehicular applications with limited mounting and wiring space, including sideview mirrors, indicator lights, blind-spot monitors, motor actuation, and license-plate lighting, and have IP67 silicone rubberRead More

Vehicle Technologies in Transition

JAE and Yazaki are two companies on the forefront of automotive innovation. We talk to experts from both about the challenges of autonomous and electric vehicles. By Gale Morrison and Connector Supplier vehicle Technology is dramatically changing every aspect of modern car design and function. Electric drive trains are undergoing dramatic refinements and reaching full viability.Read More

Five Key Trends Linked to High-Voltage Electric Powertrains

As high-voltage electrification and automation drive the greatest period of automotive innovation in a century, the electronics that serve the industry must balance material properties and design to achieve safer and higher-performing end products. By Maurizio Mercurio, Senior R&D Product Development Engineer, Transportation Solutions, TE Connectivity electric powertrains After nearly a century of incremental advancements,Read More

RAST Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights RAST connectors for home appliances from leading suppliers. Formalized as an international terminal block standard for the home appliances market in the 1980s, RAST (Raster Anschluss Steck Technik, which German for “grid connection plug technology”) connectors typically employ insulation displacement contact (IDC) technology, which eases and hastens installation processes, enablesRead More

Bayonet-Coupling Circular Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights bayonet-coupling circular connectors from leading suppliers, many of which are ideally suited for use in industrial, military, aerospace, and transportation applications. Bayonet-Coupling Circular Connector Products ITT Cannon’s CA Bayonet reverse-bayonet connectors introduced the reverse bayonet coupling mechanism to market, are widely recognized as the most rugged, reliable, and versatile VG95234Read More

January 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. January 2020 New Connectivity Products January 2020 New Connectivity ProductsRead More

5G Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights 5G connector products from leading suppliers. 5G Connector Products Siemon Interconnect Solutions‘ LC BladePatch duplex jumper for high-density fiber optic applications, including data centers, blade servers, patch panels, and 5G infrastructure, supports the precise optical requirements of high-speed networks, exhibits excellent, low-loss multi-mode and single-mode performance, and features an innovative,Read More

New Connector and Cable Products: March 2019

Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. New Connector and Cable Products: March 2019 Interconnects, etc. TE Connectivity’s new MULTIGIG RT 3 connectors are among the fastest rugged backplane connectors currently available, supporting speeds ofRead More

New Connectors Deliver Lightning Fast Charging Solutions

Electric vehicle charging stations that can provide a full charge in less than five minutes are about to eliminate one of the key roadblocks to EV acceptance. Connectors that can handle the current and dissipate the heat are a key component of the technology. The electric vehicle (EV) sector took another step closer to theRead More

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