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CONNECTORS & CABLING Power connector handles currents IP67 rated compact module up to 16A and voltages up to 600V with M12 connectors Souriau’s UTL is a power connector intended for outdoor appli- HMS Industrial Networks has released a series of Anybus cations such as architectural and urban lighting, portable power CompactCom modules equipped with M12 connectors. This tools and telecom relays. It conforms to the latest UL and IEC enables network connectivity for machinery which operates standards, and can handle currents in wet, dusty, or other- up to 16 A and voltages up to 600 V. wise demanding industrial UTL is compatible with the latest Un- environments. Networks are derwriters Laboratories (UL) and Inter- initially PROFIBUS, PROFI- national Electrotechnical Commission NET, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, (IEC) standards applicable to luminaires (UL 1598, IEC 60598), Modbus TCP and EtherCAT. telecom relays and portable power tools. The high breaking Just as the standard Com- capacity connector features a design that makes it very difficult pactCom modules, the new M12 versions will be available to access live parts. Closed by a patented latch system which with and without housing. The M12 version without housing secures the connector, UTL features IP68/69K rated ingress makes it possible to achieve a protection rating of IP67 (IP protection. The cables in the male connector are molded into = Ingress Protection). This means that the product is com- the connector, allowing them to be configured straight or at 90° pletely sealed from dust and can resist water. The Compact- without compromising connection quality or sealing. Even if the Com M12 versions with housing are IP20 rated, just as the cable sheath is cracked, no liquid can enter, as the cables are standard CompactCom modules with the default fieldbus encapsulated in the molding. Special sealed contacts can also connectors. The Anybus CompactCom modules with M12 be supplied. With its IPX8 rating, UTL can also be submerged connectors offer the same functionality as standard Com- for a week at a depth of 10 meters when coupled, and the pactCom modules, including complete interchangeability be- sealed-contact version for a week at a depth of 1 metre when tween modules. This means that once the Anybus Compact- uncoupled. UTL is proven for 500 mating cycles and withstands Com concept is implemented into a product, it is possible to vibrations according to standard IEC 60512-4 from 10 to 2000 just plug in any CompactCom module to get access to the Hz. It can be used at temperatures from – 40 to + 105 °C, targeted network. conforms to smoke and fire control standards, and withstands HMS Industrial Networks saline spray for more than 1000 hours. www.hms.se Souriau www.souriau-industrial.com Terminal post connections for audio, Single-piece, bottom entry, card edge power and instrumentation connector for LED bulb assemblies The flexible terminal post connection systems from Cliff AVX has developed a high-performance, bottom entry, Electronics include single terminal binding posts and multiple board-to-board, card edge connector system designed for binding post assemblies in a number of different designs and use in Edison-replacement LED bulb assemblies. The 9159- configurations for consumer and 500 surface mount, bottom professional applications. Rated up to entry, card edge connector 60A, the binding posts are also avail- allows a perpendicular PCB able in fully insulated, touch-proof to be mated to a top-mounted and 4mm versions for test and in- main FR4 or metal core PCB strumentation applications, with solid from the bottom side using brass, gold-plated models for use in standard pick and place equip- Hi-Fi speaker applications also avail- ment and reflow soldering. able. Cliff manufactures dual binding The 9159-500 connector is available in a range of 2-6 posi- post assemblies in a variety of de- tions, which allows for increased functionality in application signs in either standard or custom configurations. The company designs, such as color control or specific line control. For ex- also manufactures the BFA (Built For Audio) range of terminals, ample, white bulbs only require two connections, while archi- which have been designed in response to European industry tectural bulbs require two connections for power and ground safety requirements prohibiting the use of banana plugs in order in addition to four control lines to support red, green, blue, to minimise the risk of accidental electric shock. In the BFA and white coloring. Featuring dual PCB slot widths, the bot- range the customary 4mm socket is replaced by a 4mm spring tom entry, card edge connector is also compatible with both contact probe and 3.6mm cross holes for wire connection 0.8mm and 1.6mm PCBs, which provides design engineers prevent the entry of banana plugs, meeting the norms of BS EN with increased flexibility regarding PCB layout and selection. 60065 for audio applications. Key specifications include nickel Rated for 10 mating cycles, 2A per contact, 250VAC/DC, and and gold-plated finishes, 4mm plug, fast-on or cable connection use in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +120°C, the 2mm with blanking buttons available to ensure touch-proof safety pitch connector provides high performance in a compact properties. Pre-assembled horizontal and vertical PCB-mount- design. Featuring gold-plated beryllium-copper (BeCu) spring ing terminal plates are available as are anti-magnetic nickel free contacts, the connector also provides long-term reliability. versions for industrial applications and custom binding post AVX designs are regularly undertaken for specific applications. www.avx.com Cliff Electronics www.cliffuk.co.uk 38 Electronic Engineering Times Europe January 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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