Rugged connectors from TE Connectivity meet RoHS, says RS Components

As designers move away from cadmium-based military connectors to comply with environmental regulations, TE Connectivity has developed stainless steel connectors that meet harsh environment standards and RoHS. The Amplimite range of stainless steel D-subminiature connectors is available from RS Components.

They offer corrosion resistance, combining enhanced salt spray resistance with RoHS compliance, without the use of toxic cadmium plating, adds the distributor.

They are designed to meet the performance requirements of MIL-DTL-24308, and are suitable for use by electronic and industrial design engineers of military and aerospace projects, such as weapons systems, launch systems and military ground vehicles, as well as other marine and harsh-environment applications.

Each Amplimite D-sub comes in a rugged, environmentally friendly passivated stainless-steel housing that provides up to 500-hour protection against salt spray. TE’s range of standard-density 20 AWG or high-density 22 AWG crimp contacts are used, at 2.29 or 2.77mm pitch.

The Amplimite D-sub range includes both plugs and receptacles with from 9 to 104 positions, in shell sizes from one to six. Panel mount, cable mount, magnetic and non-magnetic versions are available. The maximum contact current rating is 5.0 or 7.5A and the operating temperature range is from –55 to +125 degrees C.

The Amplimite D-sub range is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents. The distributor offers more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 suppliers.

The distributor offers customers with technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase.

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