Mini IO Connector Features Two Points of Contact for High Vibration Environments
Mon, 04/26/2010 - 6:57am
The new Industrial Mini I/O connector system from Tyco Electronics features two points of contact to maintain performance and increase reliability, according to the company, in high vibration environments. The compact connector, approximately one-fourth the size of a traditional RJ-45 plug, includes a latching system designed to protect the plug from pull-out during high vibration or collision. The polarized, wire-to-board interface features two keying options to prevent mismating and consists of eight individual circuits to accommodate I/O signals. Electrical specifications include a current rating of 0.5 A and a 30 V rating on 0.635 mm centerline spacing. The connector’s operating temperature ranges from -40 C to +70C with a durability of 1,500 cycles. The product -- suitable for industrial controllers, PLC’s, motion control and robotics in the industrial automation market -- meets Cat5e requirements when used in Ethernet applications.