Machine Design

Scanning for Ideas: Industrial connectors for data, control, and power apps

The new line of rectangular industrial connectors from Altech Corp., Flemington, N. J., can be used in data, control, signal, and power applications and are reportedly well suited to the automotive industry. The connectors handle up to 16 A and conform to European and UL standards. Locking levers ensure a secure fit and tightly sealed gaskets give the connectors an IP65 rating. The male and female connectors can have 3 to 48 poles, and hoods and housings are available in metric and NPT. They are constructed out of a self-extinguishing thermoplastic (UL94-VO), and operate in temperatures from –40 to 125°C. They can also be surface mounted or installed on bulkheads.

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