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Hybrid connectors combine 8 power, 4 signal contacts

Posted: 09 Dec 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:hybrid connector? Ethernet? power supply?

Power4Net connector

Tyco Electronics is rolling out real-time hybrid connectors with eight and four power and signal contacts, respectively, designed for machine automation applications that require a performance up to 10A and a separate power supply.

The Power4Net connectors meet the demanding durability and quality requirements of real-time Ethernet applications in industrial automation. Both the eight power contacts and four signal contacts of the fast Ethernet interface (and shielding) are robustly built and both the PCB mount and the crimp versions feature multiple contact points.

Optimized streamlining of the contacts ensures permanent shock and swing-proof interconnection, providing the foundation for real-time capabilities. An isolation crimp ensures optimal seating and additional strain relief for the power contacts.

Combining power supply and signal into a single line significantly reduces cabling time and costs. To cover broad industrial automation applications, the Power4Net hybrid connector is available with either a metal housing for noise sensitive (EMC) applications or with a plastic housing to resist hydraulic oil.

Two types of housing are available, one for cable mounting and one for panel mounting. A coupling device is available. The connector's quick-turn interlock withstands high and lasting levels of shock and vibration from moving and swinging machine parts (up to 25 g of acceleration).

For consistent use in harsh industrial applications, radial sealing elements are used to achieve IP67 protection. The housing's split design concept allows the customer to freely determine the wiring order, so that the contact carrier can be inset into the housing at any time.

Housing, strain relief and sealing elements are designed for maximum flexibility and for the use of pre-assembled cables. To provide the maximum wiring area, the housing lock is on the underside. Even the setting of the 7 x encoding positioning can be made during or after assembly.

- EE Times Europe

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