Sealed circular connectors

16 December 2008

XRC sealed, plastic-circular connectors are available for rugged, industrial applications.

A range of sealed circular connectors has been launched by Molex. XRC (Extra Rugged Circular) sealed plugs and receptacles have been developed to meet requirements of the heavy-equipment industry. With a standard 18-size shell, these rugged, circular connectors are suitable for heavy-duty applications such as trucks, buses and agricultural markets.

Designed to meet IP67 standards, XRC plugs and receptacles protect against the ingress of dust, water and other contaminants to maintain the integrity of the mated pair. The plugs feature a quick-disconnect bayonet latch to provide quick and easy connections with reduced installation and service time while ensuring accurate mating depth. The XRC features a grommet retainer with a lip for compatibility with back shell and over-moulded applications. A large polarising key indicator aids in visual alignment to facilitate easier mating. The crimp-and-poke technology does not require terminal alignment when installing crimped wires, while enlarged imprinting on the wire seals clearly identifies each circuit, making installation and field servicing fast and easy.

For maximum design flexibility, XRC plugs and receptacles are available in standard and reverse gender. These connectors can be used for in-line or panel-mount applications. Additional circuits and shell sizes will be released over the coming months to expand the XRC range.

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