Category Archives: Connectors (couplers, power modules, IEC inlets)

Bulgin Waterproof SMB Antenna

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The Buccaneer Antenna is a robust and completely waterproof antenna specifically developed for three popular frequency bands.

Integrating the antenna with its waterproof connector can reduce the total number of connectors in the RF chain, reducing insertion losses, effectively increasing the total system gain.

The PX0407 covers the 2.4GHz band popular for wireless LAN, Bluetooth and Zigbee, while the PX0408 covers the UHF 440-470MHz band popular for general purpose radio applications and the PX0409 covers the 850-900/1800/1900MHz bands popular for GSM/Cellular applications.

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Designed to the same style as Bulgin’s SMB Buccaneer, the sealed antenna has an integrated SMB connector with an overall diameter of just 19mm and the mating panel connector has a panel fixing hole of 16mm diameter. Rated at IP68, the antenna provides complete protection from harsh environments, and all electrical connections are gold plated to ensure system performance and reliability is maintained.

The mating panel connector, PX0414, with an SMB jack, is terminated with RG-174 cable in 0.5m, 1.0m or 1.5m lengths, this provides fast assembly to the panel and only requires termination into the equipment.

Having a two-part solution with removable antenna and panel connector makes installation and testing a much simpler process, whilst also ensuring that the environmental seal and enclosure integrity are maintained.

Typical application areas are industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio for instrumentation and telemetry systems, including Zigbee. Additional applications are base stations and outdoor hotspot installations, specifically for wireless LAN, GSM and Bluetooth communication equipment.

 

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10 Poles for Bulgins 900 Series Buccaneer Connectors

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This latest addition to the 900 Series Buccaneer connector range further extends the applications of this increasingly popular variant of Bulgin’s IP68 rated circular connectors.

All existing body styles; flex, flex in-line, panel mount and flange mount types can now offer 10 contacts rated to 10A, 250V.

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Using the already tried and tested 900 Series body shells allows the connector sealing properties of IP68 dust and water resistance to be maintained and all existing accessories can be used.

The 900 Series Buccaneer carry UL, CSA and VDE approvals and, along with the new 10 pole version, are available with 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 pole contacts and have ratings up to 32A, 600Vac/dc. Temperature range is from -40 to +85°C and cable accommodation is 7 to 22mm diameter.

 

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Schurter's Filtered DC Power Entry Module Meets Tough Demands for EMC

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Schurter is pleased to announce the new series 5003 Filtered Power Entry Module for DC applications.  The new, compact filter is designed for DC power supplies used in Information Technology Equipment. The 5003 features a standard DC connector offered in two different connector styles.

The connector is encased with a 1-stage filter for rated currents 3, 6, 10 and 15A. It provides an outstanding wide-band absorption rate in frequencies ranging from 100 kHz to 30 MHz. The unit mounts to the equipment enclosure with a metal flange, thus providing a large contact area for optimal shielding of the panel opening. A version for front or rear mounting is secured using screws and nuts, or rivets.

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A version specifically for rear mounting features pre-formed, threaded holes for M3 screws. This version eliminates the requirement for nuts, reducing costs and automating assembly. The 5003 fulfills the requirements of IEC/EN/UL 60950 for use in IT equipment, and is pending certification according to UL/CSA up to 15A at 125VDC. Applications include LAN and WAN devices, such as routers, switches and multiplexers.

 

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SCHURTER Power Entry Modules C20F, DC12, KFA now with Metal Flange

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Schurter’s new metal flange versions of types C20F, DC12 and KFA simplify assuring EMC compliance within metalized enclosures. The modules are suitable for mounting from the inner side of the panel, simplifying the assembling processes. The need for additional fixing nuts has also been eliminated by an optimized construction of the filter case. The electrical subassemblies, including the power supply, can now be completely tested before they are assembled into the appliance enclosure.

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As with most Schurter modules there are a wealth of optional features such as stranded wire connections, illuminated switches and medical filter versions for use in appliances with indirect contact to patients. The C20F, DC12 and KFA ranges are approved according ENEC, UL and CSA. They are designed for appliances according IEC/EN 60950 respectively to be used in medical equipment according IEC 60601-1.

The metal flange ranges are ideal for use in sophisticated power supplies particularly for medical and measuring equipment. They are equally at home in IT equipment and other industrial appliances.

 

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SCHURTER Filtered Power Entry Module Adds a New Twist to a Popular Style

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SCHURTER is pleased to announce the new series 5120 Filtered Power Entry Module, added to a list of proven predecessors.  Refined for optimal performance in the smallest package, the new compact filter is particularly suited for single-phase power supplies used in Industrial equipment, Information Technology Equipment and Medical Devices, which are governed by stringent EMC emission and immunity standards.

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The series is dimensioned as a 1-stage filter for rated currents 1, 2, 4, 6, 10 and 15A. The unit has an outstanding wide-band absorption in the frequency range from 100kHz to 30 MHz with a leakage current standard <0.5mA and medical <5uA. Mounting options include a front or rear side mounting version for traditional screw and nut mounting, or rivet mounting. A version specifically for rear side mounting features pre-formed, threaded holes for M3 screws. This version eliminates the handling of nuts, reducing costs and automating assembly. The large housing contact area assures optimal shielding. The 5120 fulfill the requirements according to IEC/EN/UL 60950 for use in IT equipment and IEC/EN/UL for use in medical equipment. It is pending certification according to ENEC for rated currents up to 10A and UL/CSA up to 15A at 250 VAC. The filters are also available in a protection class II version according to IEC 61140, and can be equipped with special class X1 capacities for enhanced surge withstand voltage protection.   Enquiry Form: http://www.epreston.co.uk/enquiries.php

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BULGIN IP68 Dust and Waterproof Bluetooth Adapter

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Bluetooth wireless connectivity is the latest addition to Bulgin’s USB Buccaneer waterproof connector family. Bluetooth Buccaneer is a robust USB to Bluetooth adapter designed to overcome common limitations with hardwired USB connections, such as the 5 metre distance restriction and signal isolation problems.

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In any wireless application the antenna must be mounted in an external position for optimum range, but often the antenna is lacking in robustness or can defeat the integrity level of the enclosure.
Bluetooth Buccaneer’s IP68 rated dust and waterproof connector is designed to withstand the rigorous demands of harsh or industrial environments, and the Bluetooth electronics with built-in antenna are robustly housed in the overmoulded UL94V-0 body.
Operating at 2.4GHz in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Band, the Class 1 adapter, PX0880/1, can support a working range up to 100m depending on site conditions. The lower power Class 2 adapter, PX0880/2, has a range up to 25m.

The mating panel mount connector, PX0842/A, has a standard USB type A connection, allowing the Bluetooth adapter module to be temporarily removed while standard USB cables or USB memory sticks are utilised.
Comprehensive utility software and drivers can be freely downloaded from Bulgin’s web site, although the most popular plug and play operating systems will automatically recognise the adapter.
Bluetooth Buccaneer will find many applications within industrial control, where water and dust may be present, and a strong, robust and secure wireless connection is needed between computers and peripherals.

Features Include:

  • Dust & Waterproof to IP68
  • Screw coupling for secure connection
  • Built-in antenna
  • Bluetooth specification V1.1 & V1.2
  • Windows compatible drivers
  • Class 1 working Range up to 100m
  • Class 2 working Range up to 25m
  • Data rates up to 723kbps
  • RoHS Compliant

 

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SCHURTER'S High Attenuation, High Quality Two Stage Filter Modules

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Schurter’s IEC connector power entry modules are now available with a two stage line filter for high attenuation characteristics over a broad frequency range. The highly compact FKHD and FKID models consist of a C14 appliance inlet type according to IEC 60320-1 with a two pole line switch, fuse holder and filter.

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The fuse holder offers one or two pole protection via 5 x 20mm fuse links. The fuse-links can only be replaced when the power cable is removed, ensuring a current free fuse replacement. The modules are available in a nickel-plated metal version as well as in a cost efficient aluminium version. All of the filters have the option of a medical version additionally to the standard filter for rated currents at 1, 2, 4, 6 and 10A. Schurter’s FKH and FKI modules offer the same options in a single stage filter

Schurter products are characterised by high quality, innovative design, with modules pre-wired as standard eliminating the time and expense of fitting link wires. A further advantage is the layout of the components, which allows a line interruption by the switch close to the power entrance, therefore producing no standby-losses within the filter components. The screw-on mounting offers a low mounting height.

The FK range is approved for 1-10 A 125/250 VAC, 50/60 Hz according to IEC/EN, resp. UL CSA. Furthermore they meet all requirements according to IEC/EN 60950. The modules are ideal for use in medical applications according to IEC 60601-1 as well as for general data communication or similar industrial applications according to IEC 60950. The two-stage version of the filter suits especially for applications as measurement and audio equipment, where an optimal signal-to-noise ratio is required.

 

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SCHURTER Appliance Coupler Type IEC 60320-2-2 Typ J resp. L for Rated Currents up to 20A, in Screw or Snap-In Version for High Current Applications

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The new series 4797 completes the SCHURTER range of appliance couplers for up to 21 A with a unique variety of versions. The product 4797 consists of two versions for screw or snap-in mounting. The snap-in version was developed in response to customer demand for easier mounting and smaller fit over the screw type, which is especially important for gang mounting. It is available for panel thicknesses ranging from 0.8 up to 3.0 mm. Connection are made with quick connect terminals 6.3 x 0.8 mm, or solder tabs. The body is made from flame resistant thermoplastic UL94-V0 and the copper alloy connector tabs are lead free plated.

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The appliance coupler is offered standard as type J according IEC 60320 –2-2 for protection class I applications (L/ N/ PE). A version protection class 2 version with connector type J (L/ N) is available on request. The products are approved for 16A 250 VAC @ 50/60 Hz according ENEC and for 20A 125/250 VAC @ 50/60 Hz according to cURus (USA & Canada). The 4797 outlets are suitable for use in applications according to IEC/EN 60950, providing a convenient solution for distributing power from racks to multiple pieces of equipment. They are also suited for use in outlet strips used for power distribution in household, offices and industrial environments. TYPE 4797.pdf

 

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Bulgin Buccaneer Circular Waterproof Connectors

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A full range of IP68 rated environmentally sealed circular connectors designed to provide secure and safe connections in harsh or hostile conditions. The range consists of the miniature 400 Series, Mini, Standard and the heavy duty, high current 900 Series. With a wide choice of alternatives from 2 to 25 poles, BNC connections and screw, solder or crimp terminations, the Buccaneer series provide the answer to many design problems.

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Screw terminations ensure simple ‘field’ connection, whilst crimp terminations fulfil the requirement for fast and effective volume connections. Each range has flex cable connector, in-line flex cable connector and panel mounting connector options.

The Buccaneer range now includes data connections designed specifically for Ethernet and USB applications. The Ethernet Buccaneer is designed to Cat 5e requirements for data rates up to 100Mbs. The USB Buccaneer is designed to meet USB version 2.0 specification for data rated up to 480Mbs.

The Buccaneer series find numerous applications either in external or internal environments where protection against the ingress of dust and moisture is a system requirement.

 

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Waterproof Firewire Buccaneer to IEEE 1394a

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The FireWire Buccaneer provides a high degree of environmental sealing for FireWire connections using standard IEEE 1394a interfaces with data rates to 400Mbs. Dust & waterproof to IP68 the connector system is ideally suited to industrial or hostile environments where a digital high data rate combined with a robust and secure connection is required.

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Originally designed for office bound multimedia type equipment such as camcorders, computers, video cassette recorders and digital audio workstations it has found its way into scanners, web cams, external hard drives and external optical devices. But the ‘real-time’ ability for bi-directional, multi-speed data transfer on the same single network connection provides a truly universal connection for almost any consumer or commercial peripheral application.

This flexibility has now moved from the home into industrial environments where hazards of water and dust are present. The new FireWire Buccaneer connectors meets this challenge. The screw coupling thread ensures a vibration and shock resistant connection, while sealing caps maintain the IP68 rating of the connectors when not in use.

Cables are of over-moulded construction, available in 2m or 4m lengths as standard, they provide secure tamperproof connections between sealed and un-sealed 4 & 6 pole interfaces.

Chassis mounted connectors are terminated with adaptor leads for connection onto PCB’s.

Features include:

Dust & Waterproof to IP68
4 & 6 pole versions
Data rates up to 400Mbps
Cable configurations to 4m length
Panel connector has lead for PCB termination
Screw coupling for secure connection
Temperature range: 0degC to +70degC
Sealing caps to maintain IP68 rating

 
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