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Kycon offers improved shielding Firewire connector

Posted: 17 Oct 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:kycon? kfws smtbs2? ieee 1394 connector? firewire connector? computer connector?

The KFWS-SMTBS2 right-angle, surface-mount IEEE 1394 serial bus connector from Kycon Inc. has added a back shield to minimize problems associated with EMI/RFI transmissions. The body is available in either black or white Nylon 66 high-temperature thermoplastic.

The device occupies a footprint of 13.3-by-16.3mm and features an 8.7mm profile. It supports data rates of up to 400Mbps between PCs to computer peripherals and digital A/C equipment such as digital cameras and video recorders.

The connector is rated at 30Vac, 1A and can withstand up to 750Vac. It has an insulation >100 megohms and is screened for the -55C to 85C temperature range. It requires a mating force of 35N, withdrawal force of 10N, and has a minimum lifespan of 1,500 cycles. Contacts are made of gold-plated phosphor bronze that offer a contact resistance <30 milliohms.

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