Plugs, cables & interconnects

Smart devices shake up the connector world

30 August, 2013 by Bob Hult, Bishop & Associates Inc

Mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, have become a disruptive technology that is shaking up the norms of system architecture. Traditional methods of introducing power and managing I/O are undergoing changes that are having major implications for traditional connectors. Read on to find out how.

Anderson Power Products Spec Pak mini 3-pole connector

08 August, 2013 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

The Spec Pak mini 3-pole connector, from Anderson Power Products, is a small, IP68, sealed connector UL rated to carry up to 22 A per contact at 600 V.

Multitest ecoAmp high-power contactor

14 June, 2013 | Supplied by: Multitest

The ecoAmp high-power Kelvin contactor is a solution for high-power applications of 1000+ amperes. All typical packages and modules for power applications are covered by the ecoAmp, including MOSFETs, drivers, IGBTs, power modules and power packages such as TO, SO and DIP.

Amphenol RJ and USB field series connectors

27 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Connector-Tech ALS Pty Ltd

The Amphenol’s RJ and USB field series of connectors comprises standard RJ45 and USB connectors embedded into rugged waterproof circular military connector housings primarily from the MIL-C-26482 or MIL-DTL-38999 series.

Lemo M-Series connectors

23 May, 2013 | Supplied by: John Barry Group Pty Ltd

For applications including man-portable, vehicle-mounted and aircraft electronics, the Lemo M-Series is said to be the smallest multipin, full-shielded, vibration-secure and sealed connector available.

Samtec Razor Beam interconnects range

21 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Samtec ANZ

The Razor Beam LP interconnects range from Samtec includes an ultralow-profile, micro-pitch system suitable for high-speed performance in space-saving applications.

Phoenix Contact ME-PLC housing system

01 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

The ME-PLC housing system from Phoenix Contact offers plenty of space for electronic components, a pluggable front connector and a mounting rail bus connector on the rear.

Fibre still coming to terms with copper

16 April, 2013 by Bob Hult, Bishop & Associates Inc

Fibre offers a number of specific advantages over copper interfaces, including: much-reduced attenuation and signal distortion over long distances; greatly increased bandwidth; immunity from EMI/ESD; much-reduced cable bulk and weight; reduced latency; no electrical shock hazard or ground loop potential; and greater data security.

Weidmuller IE-CFK-05 DIN rail-mount cable strain relief

10 April, 2013 | Supplied by: Weidmuller Pty Ltd

The IE-CFK-05 DIN rail-mount cable strain relief provides support and relief for ethernet cables once they are attached to industrial switches. This support reduces cable fatigue and helps improve the longevity of the connection point at the switch.

Switchcraft high amperage power jacks and plugs

08 April, 2013 | Supplied by: Clarke & Severn Electronics

Connector specialist Switchcraft has launched a range of higher current power jacks and plugs that are rated to 11 A and 24 VDC.

NHP ISO Plugs & Sockets range extended

03 April, 2013 | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

NHP has added to its ISO (Industrial Strength Options) Plugs & Sockets product range.

Turck M12 Passive Junction Box Line extended with 6-port model

27 March, 2013 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Turck’s 6-port M12 passive junction box is designed to easily integrate multiple devices into a single unit.

Samtec FCF8/FCS8 cable system

25 March, 2013 | Supplied by: Samtec ANZ

Samtec’s line of coax cable systems includes a micro discrete wire coax solution for high-speed applications.

Tech Innovations Australia TechTable technician table

20 March, 2013 | Supplied by: Anixter Australia Pty Ltd

Tech Innovations Australia has launched TechTable, a technician table designed specifically for the telecommunications industry.

‘Valley of death’ riddle solved and nanowire reinforced composites achievable

09 March, 2013

In a world first, a team of researchers from Australia, China and the US has created a super strong metallic composite by harnessing the extraordinary mechanical properties of nanowires.

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