Rugged, easy-to-install connectors for outdoor applications

Posted By : Daisy Stapley-Bunten
Rugged, easy-to-install connectors for outdoor applications

The FullAXS Mini connectors, one of the easiest connector sealing systems to install in rugged outdoor environments have been announced by TE Connectivity. The FullAXS Mini connector sealing system is one of the only products available that enables one-handed, blind installs from many angles.

With 3-sense (visual, audio and tangible) locking feedback, floating connections and a twist angle of only 30°, these products can be installed by field engineers of all levels of experience in virtually any location.

Space on wireless and other outdoor rugged applications is at a premium, and engineers are designing smaller boxes as a result. Smaller boxes necessitate using connectors wherever possible. TE’s FullAXS Mini connectors deliver the small size and scalability to design-in power and signal connectivity where needed. The new connectors are 23% smaller than TE’s current FullAXS products and can be placed almost anywhere on the box due to their flexible sealing system. The FullAXS Mini connector sealing delivers a watertight seal up to IP67 and IP65 levels, uses UV material to meet F1 rating UL 94-V0 and withstands all applicable lightning strike requirements, making them ideal for many harsh outdoor environments, including wireless and microwave equipment, industrial, robotic, and aerospace and defence applications.

“Outdoor wireless and industrial equipment is getting smaller while needing to deliver more functionality, and connectors on that equipment must be smaller and more versatile,” said Stefan Borgas, Manager, Product Management, TE’s Data and Devices business unit. “TE’s FullAXS Mini connector sealing system delivers the small size, ease of installation, and ruggedness necessary for today’s wireless and industrial equipment designs.”

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