Rugged IP67/IP69K interconnects resist vibration

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Rugged IP67/IP69K interconnects resist vibrationAPD series transportation connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions are specifically designed to overcome the harsh environments commonly found in heavy transportation applications. Sealed to IP67/IP69K (with individual wire sealing) and vibration resistant, ITT ICS's APD transportation interconnects include a wide range of one- and two-way high-power and four-way high-voltage interconnects up to 51-way interface connectors, plus special sensors and PCB-type versions. A broad variety of layouts extends the range of possible end applications. Electrical specifications cover requirements up to 48V DC and up to 240A. APD transportation connectors also provide a flexible platform for customised products.

Manufactured from materials that are resistant to diesel, oil and brake fluids commonly found in heavy vehicles and agricultural equipment, APD connectors feature a proven bayonet locking system to cope with high vibration encountered in such applications. For ultra-heavy-duty usage, the APD 19/51-way additionally offers a secondary locking feature for easy contact installation and guaranteed contact alignment. All APD connectors are colour-coded and have mechanical keying for ease of use.

Examples of transportation applications include:

  • One-way APD High Power – engine control unit; inverter box DC/AC
  • Four-way APD – air conditioning, cooling and heating systems, control units for video walls, high-tension distribution boxes
  • 19-way APD - diesel engines in tractors
  • 51-way APD – cabin interface in agricultural machinery including tractors

Although originally designed for the transportation, off-road and special vehicle markets, APD interconnects are also a proven choice for industrial and military applications requiring small, lightweight harsh-environment connections.

06 December 2011

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