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03 August 2009

New waterproof D connectors are non-magnetic
New waterproof D connectors are non-magnetic

Waterproof, non-magnetic connectors suitable for use in pro-audio and broadcast equipment.

Waterproof D connectors for applications in pro-audio and broadcast equipment, medical, industrial control and building automation, aerospace, telecoms, and laboratory systems were unveiled by Foremost Electronics.

The FCT Group range of mixed signal connectors are available in both solid metal and plastic hoods. Available as D-sub miniature, high density and mixed layout, FCT connectors are waterproof to IP67 and IP69K and are manufactured from carefully selected plastics and non-magnetic materials and alloys to minimise EMC effects on control signals carried by the connectors.

FCT connectors from Foremost may be specified with Shell /Hood sizes 1-5 or 9-50 way pin configurations in a variety of formats including high density and mixed (signal and power) versions. All gaskets at the cable outlets, the mating area and locking screws are completely pre-assembled and no special tools are required.

Alan Cook, Managing Director of Foremost Electronics commented: “The FCT range of waterproof connectors provide a high quality, cost effective solution for measuring and control systems where signal integrity and long term reliability is key. The high-quality, non-magnetic materials used in the construction of these connectors ensures a long and trouble free life in the most difficult indoor and outdoor environments.”

Hood shells may be selected from die-cast electroplated metal or plastic, (PC+ABS) which meets UL940V-0 specifications and are available with straight or right-angled access. Contacts are gold-plated brass with electroplated brass accessories. Operating temperature ranges available are
-55°C to +130°C with steam impact proof to 100 bar. Pre-assembled and inserted gaskets ensure EMC shielding and water resistance and secure cable strain relief is provided as standard. Reduction gaskets are available for large diameter cables up to 14 mm and the connectors have front and rear mounting options.

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