Rhino 38999, Amphenol
Amphenol to launch Rhino 38999 high power connector at Farnborough 2012
News Release from:
25 June 2012
Amphenol Ltd will be launching its latest High Power Single Pole Connector at the Farnborough Air Show this year. Combining the benefits of field proven MIL- DTL-38999 Series III circular connectors with hyperbolic contacts that extend the boundaries of high power connector technology, the Rhino 38999 Series connector is designed not only to meet the latest military and industrial specifications but will also meet stringent safety requirements.
As one of the foremost manufacturers of both connectors and interconnect systems specifically for applications within military, aerospace and industrial markets, Amphenol has recognised a distinct trend towards increased power and voltage requirements within such applications as military and electric drive vehicles, aircraft and intelligence base stations.
The use of RADSOK contacts creates an electrical interface that exceeds typical interconnect requirements via a hyperbolic socket contact construction which distributes normal forces over a high percentage of the mating surface to ensure a smooth and even engagement force with exceptionally high performance under vibration. The large surface area of the socket contact also results in a very low contact resistance enabling much higher current ratings compared to other power contact designs.
High reliability applications including vehicular, aerospace, industrial, automation, mining, offshore and other harsh environments can all be addressed using the Rhino 38999 Series.
The Series provides IP2X finger protection on both plugs and receptacles. Flange Mount, Jam nut or Inline connection is offered with high reliability, low contact resistance RADSOK contacts which feature durability up to 500 mating cycles.
Available in a variety of shell materials including aluminium, stainless steel and aluminium bronze, the connectors can be provided in standard 38999 Series III shells or the new Bulldog breakaway connectors style. Overmoulded cable harnesses are also available.
Offering current ratings of 100-750A and operational voltage ratings of 630V, the connectors also provide 360o screening. Environmental features including a temperature range of between -45°C to +125°C, IP68 sealing, RoHS compliance with plating finishes that include zinc cobalt and zinc nickel as well as cadmium.