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Connector Families with Unique Housings

August 27, 2007 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products introduced the Powerpole and SB Multipole connector families which feature modular, interchangeable, color-coded and genderless housings. The Powerpole connectors are available in a variety of amperage ratings, from 15A to 180A, for use through 600V continuous, AC or DC operation. Molded dovetails provide a unique keying feature, preventing misconnection with different connectors. Also offered are the compact and robust PCB contacts, for a wire to board connection.

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Flush Design Stainless Steel Swinghandle

August 27, 2007 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

DIRAK introduced a flush design stainless steel swinghandle for applications where corrosion resistance is important. From the inside, the internal components of the swinghandle are protected by a stainless steel, screw-on cap. From the outside, the locking cylinder is protected by a stainless steel dust cover to prevent dirt, moisture and other elements from damaging the locking mechanism. This stainless steel swinghandle can be used with 3-point latching systems for larger enclosure doors and meets IP65 standards for water and dust resistance. The flush design of this stainless steel swinghandle and the tight gap between the handle and its housing offers protection from the threat of vandalism. Pry points have been minimized and the flushness of the swinghandle makes it difficult to use as a climbing aid.

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Injection Molded NEMA 4x Rated Electrical Enclosures

August 23, 2007 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

State-of-the-art ARCA enclosures are manufactured using injection molded polycarbonate, a high performance plastic, and offer ease of customization, robustness, chemical resistance, and wide temperature range. Available NEMA 4X rated with screw or hinged covers plus latch options. Standard interior enclosure sizes range from 6.00" × 6.00" × 4.00" up to 14.00" × 12.00" × 7.00". The stylized cover features an overlapping design providing desirable protection of the formed-in-place polyurethane (PUR) gasket.

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MicroTCA Backplane Focuses on Modules and Cooling

August 23, 2007 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. introduced the MicroBox 1U MicroTCA backplane device. The MicroBox has up to 10 modules and is 45 mm × 465 mm × 210 mm. Its module bays accept single or double modules and full, mid-, and compact sizes. Cooling is also a critical element in MicroTCA solutions. The side-to-side cooling configuration of the MicroBox does not have any bends in the airflow path.

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Versatile Enclosures for Modern Indoor Electronics

August 23, 2007 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW have extended their ergonomically shaped ‘ART-CASE’ series with twelve additional models designed for modern indoor electronics. Typical applications will include transmission and reception units in building services, medical equipment, peripherals and security devices. The models include screw-on access plates on the base section, providing easier access to the battery compartment to replace the cells, or access to the electronics for servicing and calibration

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Stackable Plastic Electronics Enclosure

August 23, 2007 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bud Industries Inc. announced its first stackable plastic electronics enclosure. The Plasticase Style H enclosures has an interlocking design that allows them to be stacked several high without slipping. Applications include metering and monitoring, test equipment, controllers, lab equipment, medical equipment, and as an alternative to 19" racks.

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Male Type N Connectors Boast Performance Characteristics Through 18 GHz

August 21, 2007 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bomar Interconnect Products, Inc. expanded their line of V-Bite RF edgecard connectors to include a male Type N connector optimized for high-power applications. The connector features desirable manufacturing tolerances to ensure excellent performance characteristics throughout 0 GHz to 18 GHz. The RoHS-compliant connector accommodates an array of medium to miniature-sized RG coaxial cables including RG-8, RG-58, RG-141, and RG-225. They are most commonly used in such high-power applications as

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2-in-1 Auto Blade Fuse Holders

August 21, 2007 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. announced a high reliability and compact PC auto blade fuse holder, designed to accept standard and low profile ”mini-size fuses” and hold them in place after multiple insertions. They are thru-hole mountable to assure secure positioning during wave soldering, it features fully insulated clips to protect fuses and reduce assembly time. Insulators are made of UL 94 V-O Nylon while 0.016 tin-nickel-plated Brass is used for contacts to withstand shock and vibration.  Voltage rating is 500V AC and 20A current. The universal thru-hole clip

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Enclosure Helps Manage and Protect Deeper Servers and Larger Volumes of Cable

August 21, 2007 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

APC announced the NetShelter SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure, a complement to its existing NetShelter SX enclosures. The enclosure offers an innovative cable management design, including an additional pair of cable channels at the rear of the enclosure to enable organization of more power and data cables. These rear cable channels also offer additional room at the back of the enclosure to mount power distribution and enable the mounting of as many as four vertical rack power distribution units (PDUs) on one side of the enclosure

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Stainless Self-Clinching Fasteners Resist Corrosion in Flush-Mount Applications

August 20, 2007 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

PEM announced the type SFP self-clinching fasteners which are suited for flush-mount attachment applications where corrosion resistance may be required. These fasteners permanently join two metal sheets to create a flush-attachment connection without protrusions on either side and can serve as practical alternatives for rivets or welding. Their rotational capability extends application potential by enabling a single fastener to act as a hardened pivot point.

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Flat Pin Staked Flex Jumpers

August 16, 2007 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics introduced its line of RoHS-compliant flat pin staked flex jumpers, which are suitable for any application where a signal is jumped from one board location to another. The jumper series 171, 172 and 173 combine thin, flexible, solid copper conductors embedded between layers of tough, flexible, flame retardant insulation. With a polyimide covering and acrylic adhesive, the RoHS-compliant jumper series, equipped with flame retardant cable, can withstand extreme temperatures.

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Edgecard Connectors to Accommodate 0.031” to 0.125” Thick Daughtercards

August 13, 2007 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sullins Electronics announced standard edgecard connectors engineered to accept daughtercards ranging in thickness of from 0.031” (0.79 mm) to 0.125” (3.18 mm). Supplied with contact centers of 0.100” (2.54 mm), 0.125” (3.18 mm), and 0.156” (3.96 mm), they are manufactured to meet or exceed the industry’s highest electrical and mechanical standards

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Low-Profile FPC ZIF Connector for Small Consumer Electronics

August 9, 2007 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI developed a 0.3 mm-pitch, low-profile FPC ZIF connector suitable for mobile phone, digital still and video cameras, and display applications. Designated the YLL Series, the connector is available in two versions -- the D-Series with down-side contacts and the U-Series with upper-side contacts. The YLL-D provides 0.3 mm spacing, 13 to 45 down-side contact positions, and a maximum height of 1.0 mm.

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Thermal Interface Pads Provide Low Thermal

August 8, 2007 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

MH&W International announced Keratherm 86/82, a high tensile strength, thermal interface material (TIM) that improves heat transfer from ICs and other components to their heat sinks, and provides durability for installation and long-term use. It is a thermally conductive, electrically isolating silicone film with a reinforcing fiberglass layer for tear and cut-through resistance. The silicone provides excellent wetting properties for filling interface surfaces.

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Connectors for HD Audio and Video

August 3, 2007 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kycon presents its KDMIX series—a new series of HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) connectors for consumer products such as digital televisions, set-top boxes and DVD players. The specification was developed to meet the demand for high definition audio and video by enabling high bandwidth to support high-definition video and multi-channel digital in a single cable.

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