Marine bronze connectors for use in harsh environments

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Marine bronze connectors for use in harsh environmentsITT Interconnect Solutions is promoting its marine bronze connectors that are designed and manufactured specifically for use in extremely harsh underwater environments. With a proven heritage of over 20 years, CIR marine bronze interconnects meet IP67 specifications when mated and are manufactured from an aluminium-bronze alloy of iron, nickel, manganese and lead, making them extremely corrosion-resistant, even in marine environments.

ITT ICS marine bronze connectors are fully RoHS-compliant and are available in three different types: CIR Marine Bronze Bayonet, VE-VS Marine Bronze Threaded which conforms to MIL-DTL-5015, and the VGE series (VG96929). In addition, customised CIR marine bronze connectors are available. Operating over a functional temperature range of -55 to +125degC, CIR marine bronze interconnects are available in the same wide range of sizes and contact arrangements as standard CIR connectors and offer the same electrical characteristics. They are available with 1 to 159 poles and with cable sections ranging from 0.15 to 107mm2.

CIR marine bronze bayonet lock CIR interconnects are produced in accordance with NATO standard VG95234 and offer fast coupling/uncoupling with a 'snap-in' lock that provides audible verification of correct coupling. Resistant to shock and vibration, CIR marine bronze connectors are waterproof to 10m for up to 12 hours for classes with specified grommets and gaskets. The design has no thread to gall and bind, so connection integrity is unaffected by contaminants such as dust and sand. They can be mated/unmated up to 2000 times.

ITT ICS' marine bronze VGE series high-current connectors conform to the VG 96929 classification for the transmission of high power at low voltages. They have the same coupling features, mechanical data and panel mounting dimensions as ITT ICS standard CIR connectors. Applications include military field equipment, ships and other sea-going vessels.

MIL-DTL5015 VE-VS marine bronze threaded interconnects are cylindrical multi-pole connectors featuring silver- or gold-plated copper alloy solder or crimp contacts.

15 August 2011

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