LTW, available from Soanar - Electronic Component & Supply Chain Solutions in Australia and New Zealand, has recently announced the release of the new Circular II Metal Waterproof Connectors for industrial automation applications. Based on the Japanese JIS C5432 standard, the housings are manufactured from nickel plated zinc alloy, a material which offers higher temperature capability and greater strength compared to plastic connectors.
These waterproof nickel plated connectors are rated at IP68 and are salt spray corrosion tested to either 48 or 500 hours, depending on part number chosen. The connectors comply with the UL 1977 safety standard which covers connectors used in data, signal, control and power applications. As such, they are suitable for industrial automation and outdoor mechanical equipment that operates in rugged environments.
The contacts are manufactured from copper alloy and plated with nickel/silver and are carried in a nylon + glass filled, UL recognised insulator. They have a low contact resistance of ≤5mΩ and have solder cup type termination.
The connectors are available in flanged panel mount and cable mount versions and feature a choice external cable clamps suitable for cable diameters of 5.5mm up to 12.5mm. They are rated at:
- 15A/250V for 2 and 3 contacts
- 10A/250V for 4, 5 and 7 contacts
- 5A/250V for 10, 12, and 14 contacts