ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a new range of APD connectors that resist high vibration and attack by aggressive liquids. Designated APD 1-, 7- and 51-way devices, these new easy-locking connectors provide a high sealing capability combined with easy handling, making them suitable for applications such as off-road vehicles, boats, industrial automation and defence applications where high sealing against aggressive fluids is crucial.
The APD 1-, 7- and 51-way connectors utilise high-grade PBT for the connector housings and copper alloy contacts. The product series is RoHS-compliant. Secure coupling is assured with bayonet mating and secondary contact locking, while mechanical- and colour-coding make assembly faster and easier. The APD 1-, 7- and 51-way product range is available in 1, 2 power and 7-51 signal contact versions.
Technical specifications include a maximum current per contact of 70A and an IP rating of up to IP69K (IP68 on demand). Available either tin- or gold-plated, contacts can be stamped and formed or machined for PCB application. Suitable wire sizes range from 0.25-50mm2. The APD 1-, 7- and 51-way range has been designed to meet all DIN 72585 requirements.
Further details are available in an application note freely downloadable from www.ittcannon.com.