Micro-Mini(TM) "Ratchet" connectors feature contact inserts that maintain side load strength, which exceeds current standards by five times. The vibration-resistant ratchet coupler design prevents loosening in severe, high-vibration applications while the epoxy-coated coupler passes the 500-hour salt-spray test per Mil-Std-202F for corrosion resistance. The watertight seal meets IP-67 and NEMA-6P ratings, and the easy-stripping PVC-jacketed cable and molded-to-cable connector junction are bonded for connector-to-cable reliability.
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Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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