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Waterproof RF Connectors for Medical Applications

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 8:23am
Medical Design Technology
Waterproof RF Connectors for Medical ApplicationsIntelliconnect (Europe) Ltd the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF connectors manufactures a wide range of standard RF connectors suitable for medical applications. In addition to standard coaxial and triaxial types, Intelliconnect are happy to offer their fast turnaround custom design service for non-standard medical connector requirements. With no NRE costs to customers and low minimum order quantities, Intelliconnect custom designed medical connectors offer an ideal solution for specialised medical products.

The versatility of Intelliconnect products in medical systems is demonstrated by the wide range of applications already supplied. These include micro-miniature waterproof triaxial connectors used in cochlear ear implants, connectors for RF cancer treatment, radiation dosimeters and detectors, bio-medical test equipment and bionics.

Roy Phillips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect, comments;”Our success in the medical market is due to our wide range of products and ability to produce custom connectors quickly. Manufacturing in the UK gives us great flexibility and control of our costs, allowing us to provide our customers with a no-compromise connector solution at a very competitive price.”

Standard products available from Intelliconnect suitable for medical applications include the TRB and TRT triaxial connector series designed primarily to reduce noise levels in systems while providing an isolated ground. The TRB series has a bayonet locking mechanism as designed on the BNC series while the TRT series has a 7/16-28 thread coupling mechanism as designed on the TNC series. Both the TRB and TRT series are non-constant impedance and incorporate a third conductor. These two products feature a state of the art clamping construction and weatherproof sealing features which ensure excellent termination to various twinaxial and triaxial cables.

The waterproof ABMS micro miniature size connector series is similar to, and offers the same weight and space benefits of, the standard MCX connector series. The ABMS connector is a more rugged design, rated to 3000 mating cycles and waterproof to IP68. This connector series offers a quick snap-on locking mechanism and is used with small, semi-rigid and flexible cables. These connectors can also accommodate various PCB, surface, edge, press fit and bulkhead mounting configurations.

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