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SMK unveils multipoled connector for car audio systems

Posted: 17 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:back panel connector? car audio systems? multipole connectors?

18P back panel connector

SMK announces the latest addition to its product portfolio, the 18P back panel connector. The company said that the product meets the demand for connectors found in car audio equipment that must be multipoled and capable of handling large current. The device follows the introduction of SMK's earlier 16P product.

According to SMK, 16 poles out of 18 poles of this new product are assigned for signals while the other two are for power. The fabricated attachment layout of crimping terminals had made the size of the mounting area of its previous 16P back panel connector enough for the addition of two signal poles, explained SMK, hence the new product design. The two poles for supply power are capable of handling 15A current while the 16P for signals can handle up to 3A. Such large-current capability makes the connector a flexible candidate for large current circuits, said SMK.

The 18P back panel connector composed of CSS3018-2901F (socket with a cable) and CSC5018-5201F (plug), features a full locking mechanism for mating of the socket and the plug and enables easy insertion/removal of the plug due to a contact structure the requires only low force to be applied.

The device has avoltage and current rating of 15A, 16Vdc (power section) and 3A, 16Vdc (signal section), respectively. It has a contact resistance of 20m (max.) and insulation resistance of 100M (min.) at 500Vdc. Other key features include a withstanding voltage of 500Vac for 1min and an operating life of 30 cycles.

The product is available now. Sampling price for the plug is at 82 cents while the socket sells at $1.64 each.

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