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Medical cable assemblies feature color-coded connectors

Posted: 08 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cdm electronics? cable assembly? thorkom circular connector? connector?

CDM Electronics Inc. offers custom cable assemblies that feature color-coded WPI/Viking Thorkom circular connectors for medical applications. Designed to withstand autoclaving and irradiated sterilization, which are key requirements for medical instruments, the cables are 100 percent electrical tested and meet all stringent industry and governmental regulatory requirements.

The medical cable interconnects are specifically fabricated to maintain their reliability and flexibility while withstanding the daily wear and tear of the healthcare environment. The Thorkom connectors feature a UL 94V-0 high-temperature thermoplastic housing, and are CSA certified. Featuring a high-precision screw machine contact design in addition to a one-piece housing, the devices facilitate ease of assembly, long life, and maintenance-free operation. The connectors are also environmentally sealed with an elastomeric ring seal to ensure durability and reliability.

Assemblies may be ordered with connectors in 7-, 12-, and 24-position plugs and receptacles, and with precision MIL-SPEC type gold-plated, screw-machine (crimp, or PC-mount) contacts. Bulkhead and square-flange mounting styles are offered, as well as a full complement of backshell and strain relief options. The connectors are available with either a Posi-Lok or V-Lok coupling for quick connect or disconnect.

The connectors feature a current rating on contacts of 5A, and a dielectric withstanding voltage of 1,500Vrms (max) at sea level. The ambient operating temperature range is -55C to 125C, and insulation resistance is 5,000 megohms minimum. Contact retention is 4.5kg axially after one cycle.

These assemblies may be used in medical instruments such as electronic catheters, patient monitoring systems, ultrasound equipment, wearable therapeutic devices, and laboratory analysis equipment.

Pricing for the medical cable assemblies starts at $15 each with delivery from two days to one week. Connector pricing starts at $1 each with delivery from stock.

- Gina Roos


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