The ITT Cannon KP series of circular connectors was first developed to meet the needs of military applications. However, these products have also proved popular in industrial markets. More specifically, these connectors are highly suitable for use in harsh environments and tasks where quick-connect/disconnect is required. To address this growing need, the company is now in a position to offer a broad selection of cable receptacles, loaded with solder-to-board contacts and plug connectors in combination with customised end bells/adaptors. Receptacles are available with a variety of different solder pin diameters and solder pin lengths. The plug connectors are fabricated with metric or PG adaptors, or customised end bells. This variety of options enables customers to use multiple variations of cable glands, cable conduits and shrink boots in their cabling designs.
The receptacles have a selection of possible contact sizes (20, 16 and 12) and boast a current rating of 7.5A (for the 20-contact version) and 10.0A (for the 16-contact version). The contacts are available in gold plating or flash gold plating. They are designed to withstand a large number of mating cycles (500 minimum). Applications that will make use of these receptacles include test equipment, camera systems, robotic devices, engine controls, valve controls, and gearbox controls.
The new cable receptacles are detailed in an application note that is freely downloadable from www.ittcannon.com.