ITT Interconnect Solutions is launching the APD direct PCB connector, a cost-saving plastic product that eliminates the need to use board-to-board connectors. The new connector provides a direct interface into the 'box' but is soldered directly to a PCB instead of using the standard crimped cable connection. Additionally, this connector requires no harnessing, which saves board space and manufacturing costs.
Robust and lightweight, the APD connector is sealed to IP67/IP69K to provide protection against the effects of dust and temporary immersion. Combined with excellent resistance to oil, this connector suits a wide range of industrial, transportation and military applications. Operating voltage is 48V maximum.
The connector is available in 6, 7, 19 37 or 51-way versions, plus a four-way configuration for sensor applications. Machined contacts have a press-in contour and up to four colour and mechanical codings are available. It is compatible with selective wave solder processing.
More details about the APD direct PCB connector are available in an Application Note freely downloadable from www.ittcannon.com.