Disposable connectors for medical applications

10-06-2015 | Astute Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Designed to be disposable after a small number of uses Fischer connectors and cable assemblies for medical device manufacturers are now available from Astute Electronics. The push-pull circular connector is cost effective yet does not compromise on quality. It provides the competitive pricing and performance needed for disposable medical devices. Whether directly mounted in a disposable hand piece, over-moulded or mounted to a disposable cable, this plastic connector comes in multiple configurations and optimally suits a wide range of applications from catheters to surgical hand tools and more. The Fischer disposable turnkey connector has similar features to the rest of the disposable range but is pre-cabled therefore immediately usable in an application. There is ingress protection to IP65 (IEC 60529) and they are completely dust tight and protected against water. There is also a high degree of electrical insulation. Compatible with the receptacles of the Fischer Core series (rated at 10,000 mating cycles), it is available with brass contacts in an eight-pin configuration as standard with a 16-pin version available on request. The unit is supplied with 1, 2 or 5m of PVC medical cable and is fast and simple to integrate into any medical device. The products meet medical ISO 13485 standards, have fully insulated bodies and are sterilised by Eto and Gamma. The modular design includes a one- or two-piece shell that allows the easy integration of embedded electronics. They have stamped or machined contacts. Colour coded for easy identification, they have a quality tactile feel and a click ensures secure plugging, says the company.

By Electropages Admin