Tyco Electronics Corp. (www.tycoelectronics.com) is proud to announce the release of the new Industrial Mini I/O connector system. This compact connector features two points of contact to increase reliability and maintain performance in high vibration environments. The mini I/O connector system, which is approximately four times smaller than the size of a traditional RJ-45 plug, has a latching system made to protect the plug from pull-out during collision or high vibration.
The new compact connector from Tyco Electronics also features two points of contact interface, polarized, small, compact size and latching feature. It is best suited for programmable logic controllers (“PLCs”), industrial controls, motion controls and robotics.
“Our new product meets the stringent demands of industrial devices. The rigid latching system and multiple contact points significantly reduce the risk of information loss in a high vibration environment,” said James Gula, product manager of Tyco Electronics. “The connector system is an excellent replacement for existing RJ-45 technology. It occupies significantly less space while offering increased functionality.”
The polarized, wire-to-board interface feature in the new compact connector has two keying options to prevent mismating and it is consist of individual circuits to accommodate I/O signals. Its electrical specifications include a current rating of 0.5Amps and a 30V rating on 0.635-millimeter centerline spacing. The connector’s operating temperature is ranging from -40° to +70° Celsius with a durability of 1500 cycles.
The product is ideal for robotics, motion control, PLCs and industrial controllers in the industrial automation market. It meets the Cat5e requirements when utilized in Ethernet applications.