New connectors offers IP65/67 protection in high temperature and harsh environments

24-08-2016 | Astute Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Positronic’s new Panther power connector line for high temperature, harsh environment applications is now available at Astute Electronics. Its new power connector line of rugged electronic connectors is the first from the company to offer IP65/IP67 sealing capability when mated, protecting against low pressure water jets (IP65) and temporary immersion (IP67) as well as completely preventing dust ingress. The series operate reliably in temperatures up to 200C and also conform to EN45545, a globally recognised standard for smoke and toxicity requirements, which is a necessity for today’s rail passenger applications. The series meets EIA-364-28F test condition IV for shock and vibration performance. Contact current ratings are up to 35A per contact when using high conductivity versions. Physical specifications include a heavy-duty LCP insulator. “The ability of electronic equipment to withstand harsh environments in applications such as mass transit, aerospace, battery and construction machinery is vital, and the strong and versatile Panther line was developed specifically to addresses this market. Apart from rail and mass transit, other suitable applications include military, space, commercial aerospace, medical, industrial and test equipment. ” comments E-Mech divisional manager, Gary Evans.

By Craig Dyball