ISOBUS series of connectors from Amphenol targets agricultural machinery

RS Components (RS) is making available a series of ISOBUS circular connectors manufactured by Amphenol.

The key application area for the ISOBUS series of cable connector sockets is in agricultural and forestry vehicles, as the series offers a standardised connection that meets ISO 11783-2.

The standard specifies the physical layer for twisted, non-shielded quad-cable operating in a 250kbit/s serial data network for control and communications between agricultural or forestry tractors and machinery and their implements, whether these devices are mounted, semi-mounted, towed or self-propelled.

A key feature of the series of nine-pole cable-mount circular connectors is its two size 8 power contacts for 6, 10 and 16mm2 wire gauge.

Offering rapid and secure assembly, cable connector variants in the series also include field-installable devices, as well as over-moulded cable assemblies. Rated for 24V operation, the series also meets IP67 and IP69K ratings to protect against water and dust ingress.