Rack & Panel Connectors

Red Range ConnectorThe McMurdo Red Range is a heavy duty rectangular rack and panel, line to line or panel connector with low insertion and withdrawal forces. It is particularly suited for use in rugged conditions.

Overview

The standard, barrier polarised Red Range style is available in either Nylon Phenolic for normal environments, or Diallyl-Phthalate (DAP) for more severe environments; whilst the barrier polarised types available in both as 16 way, but DAP only in 24 and 32 way versions.

 

Red Range McMurdo Red Range hoods Red Range McMurdo McMurdo Red Range RP132 and cover McMurdo Red Range rack and panel connectors RC132MK4 hood from In2Connect

Key Features

Features

Blue Bullet Rugged construction
Blue Bullet 180 degree polarised
Blue Bullet Keyway or dowel polarised for blind mating
Blue Bullet Floating bushes to assist alignment when used in the rear of card racks, etc
Blue Bullet Excellent current carrying 'self-wiping' contacts
Blue Bullet PCB or cable mounted
Blue Bullet Available in 4 sizes from stock
Blue Bullet 8 way - keyway polarised
Blue Bullet 16, 24 & 32 way - dowel polarised
Blue Bullet RC108 to RC132 hoods available from stock for cable mounting Red Range Connectors
Blue Bullet Low initial and “life-cycle” costs compared to alternative interconnect options.

Specifications

Materials
Blue Bullet Insulator - Nylon or DAP
Blue Bullet Contact
Socket - gold over nickel -plated Phosphor Bronze
Plug - Gold over nickel-plated Brass
Blue Bullet Mounting plates - Passivated Stainless Steel
Blue Bullet Latching bushes - Bright nickel-plated Brass
Blue Bullet Dowels - Nickel-plated Aluminium
 
Electrical
Blue Bullet Current (All contacts simultaneously) - 5 Amp max
Blue Bullet Working Voltage - 750 V rms
Blue Bullet Proof Voltage - 1200 V rms
Blue Bullet Contact Resistance - 11milliohms max.
Blue Bullet Insulation Resistance - 5000 Megohms min
 
Mechanical
Blue Bullet Mechanical Operations - 500 min. to upper figure dependant upon mode of usage
Blue Bullet Insertion Forces
8 Way - 3.7Kgs Max
24 Way - 11.0Kgs Max
Blue Bullet Withdrawal forces -
8 Way - 150gms min.
24 Way - 450gms min
 
Environmental
Blue Bullet Climatic - -50° to 125°C     

Applications

The moulded Nylon insulator of these Red Range panel connectors will withstand -50°C to 100°C. Rugged and heavy duty they are superb in industrial/commercial equipment like bank ATM, vending and office machines, gaming equipment, mobile radios, TV cameras and industrial control applications where larger gauge wires of up to 16AWG are required.

Two wide, positive pressure contact points produce a self-cleaning and wiping action to keep surfaces clean for low-resistance and continuity. Both solder eye and PCB mount contact tails are possible. The strong, low insertion force, self-wiping contacts of these connectors are designed such that the plug and socket will self-align. This makes Red Range connectors ideal as power edge card connectors for inaccessible applications such as the rear of sliding trays and panels, on cable ends or even as battery connections in hand held measuring instruments. They have been specifically designed to prevent misalignment and damaged contacts in such "blind" mating. These cost efficient rack & panel connectors are capable of handling 5 Amps per contact (all contacts simultaneously) at 100°C ambient and 750V rms.

In2Connect stock hoods suitable for cable mounting the whole family of ITW McMurdo Red Range Connectors ~ from 8 way (RC108), 16 way (RC116), 24 way (RC124) to 32 way (RC132)

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