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REP Series High Performance Connectors from Smiths Interconnect

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Reliable Harsh Environment Interconnect Solution, Optimised for Rail and Embedded Applications.

The REP series from Smiths Interconnect is a panel or cable mounted multi-pole, sealed, light weight, polycarbonate plastic connector, which delivers optimal durability in harsh environments. The connectors provide a cost effective, quick and secure connection for embedded equipment such as sensors, brakes, lighting, air conditioning and communications.

Plugs and receptacles with crimp terminated contacts are available for cable to cable solutions, with the receptacle also supporting panel mounting. Receptacle versions are also available loaded with straight or bent contacts with solder terminations for PCB or panel mounting. Both versions are available in 2, 6 and 12 way layouts, all with polarized guides, and providing over 500 mating cycles. Connection is fast, simple and secure with push to mate and press and release to un-mate.

A shunt accessory is available for the 6 and 12 way receptacles, enabling electrical derivation inside the connector for transmission of information to different locations. Other accessories available include cable retainers, panel seals, panel mounting brackets, plastic dummy contacts and filler plugs.

The connector employs Smiths Interconnect’s proven Hypertac® hyperboloid contact technology which, with its superior performance, ensures excellent reliability even under high levels of shock and vibration. Contact features include a 360 wiping action, low insertion/extraction forces, minimal contact resistance, immunity to fretting corrosion and a long life cycle in harsh environments. The hyperboloid contact supports a 30% higher current carrying capacity than standard contacts of the same size, with a rating of 18A.

The REP series is qualified to stringent European rail safety standards, conforming to the fire and smoke requirements of NFF 16-101, NFF 16-102, EN 45545-2 and UL94V0 standards and shock resistant levels to EN 61-373. Environmental protection ratings of IP66 and IP67 are achieved through the integration of over-moulded silicone grommets and interfacial seals.

The single sized crimp contact caters for cables from 0.50mm² to 2.5mm² (24-12AWG), offering a significant cost of ownership saving in terms of reduction in inventory holding and maintenance costs. Further, no special tools are required for assembly with the consequent reduction of supply chain, maintenance and cabling costs.

Voltage rating is 230V, with a standard temperature range rating of -55°C to +110°C (panel mount version up to +250°C).

 

For a quote or for more information contact Mark Ogden by email or call on +44(0)1403 260206.

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