Connectors are suitable for medical electronics

Posted By : Nat Bowers
Connectors are suitable for medical electronics

Intelliconnect offers a variety of connectors suitable for use in diagnostic, treatment and wearable medical device technologies. Intelliconnect also manufacture micro-miniature waterproof coaxial connectors for use in cochlear ear implants, a demanding application requiring a rugged and reliable quick-disconnect waterproof connector capable of making several thousand disconnects during its product lifetime.

The micro-miniature waterproof coaxial connectors meet IP68, are comfortable to wear close to the skin and may be used in normal domestic environments such as swimming pools, showers, baths and high humidity environments such as saunas, steam rooms etc.

In addition to standard coaxial and triaxial types, Intelliconnect provide a fast turnaround custom design service for non-standard medical connector requirements. With no NRE costs to customers and low minimum order quantities, Intelliconnect custom designed medical connectors offer an ideal solution for specialised medical products.

Standard products suitable for medical applications include the TRB and TRT triaxial connector series designed primarily to reduce noise levels in systems while providing an isolated ground. The TRB series has a bayonet locking mechanism while the TRT series has a 7/16-28 thread coupling mechanism. Both the TRB and TRT series are non-constant impedance and incorporate a third conductor. These two products feature a state of the art clamping construction and weatherproof sealing features which ensure excellent termination to various twinaxial and triaxial cables.

The waterproof ABMS micro miniature size connector series is similar to, and offers the same weight and space benefits of, the standard MCX connector series. This connector has a more rugged design, rated to 3000 mating cycles and waterproof to IP68. The connector series offers a quick snap-on locking mechanism and is used with small, semi-rigid and flexible cables. These connectors can also accommodate various PCB, surface, edge, press fit and bulkhead mounting configurations.

Roy Phillips, Managing Director, Intelliconnect, comments: "Increasing use of wearable medical electronics such as cochlear ear implants and monitoring equipment and the growth of RF treatments continues to provide us with new design-in opportunities. Our wide range of standard products and ability to produce custom connectors cost effectively and quickly, typically in just seven weeks from confirmation of design, ensures our customers can a get no-compromise connector solution at a very competitive price."

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