Electrical connectors are sealed yet cleanable

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Electrical connectors are sealed yet cleanableITT Interconnect Solutions' new Nemesis SC connectors are sealed but also cleanable, enabling users such as soldiers and medical staff to operate in all conditions. The new, miniature, lightweight connectors incorporate a patented pull-back barrel system that facilitates cleaning and allows users to return the equipment to full operational functionality in seconds.

Nemesis SC MIL-DTL-38999-style connectors are blind-mateable and feature ITT Cannon's innovative Pogo Pin/Pad and Breakaway technology that increases the number of mating cycles to over 10,000. Devices can be cleaned more than 2500 times. Contacts are rated at 3A. The first products are based on the key elements of the MIL-DTL-38999 specification, though a full range of circular and rectangular styles is also planned. Currently products are offered with 7, 14 or 19 pins, featuring five locking positions and colour-coding.

New Nemesis connectors are sealed to IP67 in the unmated state and resistant to salt spray for more than 500 hours. Critically for on-soldier applications, they also weigh less than 25g, measure less than 15mm in diameter, and have an anti-reflecting coating. They are also RoHS-compliant and have excellent EMC properties.

Further details about Nemesis SC connectors are available in a short application note downloadable from

13 January 2010

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