ELECTRONICS: ITT Interconnect Solutions has expanded its family of sealed, miniature, lightweight connectors for modern and “future soldier” applications with a “Super Clean” version. Also ideal for medical use, the Nemesis SC connectors are sealed but cleanable, allowing them to operate in all conditions, including harsh military and medical environments.Nemesis SC MIL-DTL-38999-style connectors are blind-mateable and can be cleaned more than 2,500 times. The Nemesis SC connectors are available with 7, 14 or 19 pins, feature five locking positions and are color-coded for simple identification. Contacts are rated at 3A. While the first products are based on the key elements of the MIL-DTL-38999 specification, a full range of circular and rectangular styles are also in development.
The Nemesis SC connectors are sealed to IP67 standards in the unmated state and are resistant to salt spray for more than 500 hours. The connectors weigh less than 25g (which is critical for on-soldier applications), measure less than 15 mm in diameter and have an anti-reflecting coat. The RoHS-compliant connectors also exhibit superior EMC properties.
The Nemesis SC connectors will be available in Q2 of 2010.
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