Plugs, cables & interconnects

Connector forecast

03 September, 2008

Bishop & Associates updates the connector industry forecast twice a year. The report forecasts connector sales by geographical region and end-use market sectors.

Push-pull connectors

10 August, 2008 | Supplied by:

ODU puts everything in one push-pull connector. Devices are getting smaller and smaller, and so the room available for connectors in or on these devices is becoming more and more limited. In such cases, it is often necessary to combine individual connectors into one — for example, fluids, electricity and signals.

Demand boosts cable production

04 August, 2008

WL Gore & Associates has doubled its manufacturing capacity for flat cables to keep pace with demand for cables capable of reducing particles and outgassing in semiconductor manufacturing steps such as lithography, ion implantation and inspection.

PoE adapter

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Braemac Pty Ltd

Phihong has introduced a 33.6 W single-port Power-over-Ethernet adapter that meets power specifications released in draft 3.0 of the IEEE 802.3at that was approved for ballot at the end of March.

Erni D-sub power connectors

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: ERNTEC Pty Ltd

Erni has available a range of D-sub connectors with precision stamped high-current contacts to meet the needs of SMT, through-hole reflow and press fit applications.

30 W universal adapter

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Braemac Pty Ltd

Phihong has developed a 30 W universal 2-wire input adapter for medical equipment.

Fibre replaces substation copper

31 July, 2008

GE Digital Energy says its Multilin HardFiber System eliminates the need for thousands of copper wires in a substation and replaces them with a few fibre-optic cables.

Cabling information portal opens

30 July, 2008

Tyco Electronics’ networking division AMP Netconnect has launched a website configured as an information-driven portal where visitors can find technical details.

NECA links with BICSI

11 July, 2008

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with BICSI South Pacific Region at the recent BICSI South Pacific 2008 conference in Melbourne.

Universal adapters

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Braemac Pty Ltd

Phihong has developed two CEC-compliant, 60 W single-output adapters.

Hard metric universal power module connectors

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: ERNTEC Pty Ltd

Erni has upgraded its hard metric universal power module connectors to include 5-, 6- and 7-pin versions that augment the existing 3-pin power modules and match their current carrying capacity of 18 A per contact (at 20°C).

Bayonet connector

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Clarke & Severn Electronics

ODU has developed a small plastic cylindrical connector with bayonet locking with: three contact positions; max outer diameter of 10 mm; max length when inserted of 75 mm; bayonet-locking; easy handling; and low weight.

Weathertight connectors and overmolded cables to IP68

09 June, 2008 | Supplied by:

Clarke & Severn has available Switchcraft EN3 weathertight connectors and overmolded cables to IP68.

Flame-retardant topic at cable conference

05 June, 2008

The flame-retardant performance of cables was a major topic of discussion at the 8th AMI International Conference in Cologne, Germany.

Auto-crimp open barrel crimp contact

09 April, 2008 | Supplied by:

For high-reliability applications, Harwin has launched Trio-Tek Datamate, the auto-crimp open barrel crimp contact for automated high- and medium-volume applications.

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