Green Range Rack & Panel Connectors

This heavy duty rectangular rack and panel connector system is particularly suited for use in rugged conditions. Designed as a line to line or panel connector, they feature a low insertion force which means the plug and socket will self-align. As a result the Green Range connectors are ideally suited for inaccessible applications. These connectors are intermateable with and equivalent to ITW McMurdo Red Range Connectors.

Description

Description

These Green Range connectors have a Diallyl-Phthalate (DAP) insulator for more severe environments. Designed as a line to line or panel connector, they feature a low insertion force which means the plug and socket will self-align. They are available in 8, 16, 24 and 32 way configurations.

 

Key Features

Key Features

  • Rugged construction
  • 180 degree polarised
  • Floating bushes to assist alignment
  • Excellent current carrying contacts
  • Available in four sizes with 8, 16, 24 & 32 contacts
  • 5 A Current rating
Specifications

Specifications

Materials

  • Insulator – DAP
  • Contact – Copper alloy plated hard acid gold
  • Mounting plates – Stainless Steel
  • Latching screws and bushes – Mild steel bright nickel plate

Electrical

  • Maximum Current Rating – 5 A all contacts simultaneously at 100°C
  • Working Voltage – 800 V
  • Proof Voltage – 3.5 Kv
  • Contact Resistance Initially – 5 mΩ max
  • Insulation Resistance Initially – 105 MΩ min

Mechanical

  • Mechanical Operations – 500
  • Insertion and Withdrawal Force Per Contact Pair – 2.25 N max / 0.75 N min

Environmental

  • Climatic Category – 55/125/56
Applications

Applications

The DAP insulator of these Green Range panel connectors will withstand -50°C to 125°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. The strong, low insertion force, self-wiping contacts of these connectors are designed such that the plug and socket will self-align. This makes the Green 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).