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Nanominiature connectors offer size and weight savings for rugged environments

TE Connectivity has released what it claims are the 'smallest and toughest' connectors available for use in rugged environments.

The company says its nanominiature connectors are ten times smaller in volume and about 10% the weight of a standard Micro-D connector with the same number of positions. The connectors also provide voltage ratings of 500V at sea level and 500 mating cycles.

Typical applications include space, smart munitions, missile defence, aircraft communications and UAVs.

"Despite their small size, nanominiature connectors are designed for rugged applications, with the capability of withstanding significant levels of shock and vibration, salt spray, outgassing, and other environmental and mechanical hazards," said Scott Cairns, manager of product management at TE aerospace, defence and marine. "The bottom line is that nanominiature connectors are very robust. With the range of options, they are available for a wide variety of applications where weight and space savings are achieved without compromising performance."

The nanominiature connectors are available with temperature ranges as wide as -200 to 200C°.

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Simon Fogg

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