A range of heavy-duty sealed single- and multi-pin plastic and metal interconnection devices is now available.
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, announced the availability of the A Series of automotive connectors from Amphenol.
Designed for any power or signal data applications that require a hard-wearing sealed connector, the sealing system comprises a front and rear silicone multi-sealing perimeter to prevent environmental ingress.
The connector meets the requirements for IP67 and IP6K9K systems for use in harsh environments such as in the automotive sector and are also suitable for use in other industries, including transportation, commercial vehicle, agricultural and alternative energy sectors.
Offering compatibility with Deutsch products, the series includes circular and rectangular connectors as well as hybrid devices that can combine power and signal in a single connector interface. The connectors offer from one contact to 47 contacts per device and are able to manage up to 100 A per contact.
The interconnection design for the series utilises an integral latching or bayonet locking system for mechanical and electrical connection and includes the use of copper alloy to ensure a high electrical reliability. The connector housings are manufactured from a durable thermoplastic material that offers ultraviolet resistance and dielectric/mechanical properties and also comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive.
The connectors are said to be easy to install, comply with ingress protection ratings, offer high vibration resistance and a selection of options, including cable-to-cable connections, panel mounting and 180° straight and 90° right angle, wire-to-board printed circuit board (PCB) connectors, with or without flange, for easier integration.
Together with the Armor IPX enclosure boxes and headers, the devices complete Amphenol’s portfolio of products for applications that require direct PCB termination.