Bulgin Components

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    CB3 0FA
    United Kingdom
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Bulgin and Arcolectric are Elektron Technology brands. Bulgin manufactures a range of industry-leading connectors designed for the most challenging environments. Rated up to IP66, IP68 and IP69K, the Bulgin Buccaneer® family of waterproof and dustproof power and data connectors includes USB and Ethernet options, with a selection of crimp, screw and solder terminations. Arcolectric is a leading manufacturer of quality appliance switches, indicator lights and fuseholders for every kind of application, from computers to vending machines to medical devices. The Arcolectric range includes rocker, toggle, push-button, slide and rotary switches, as well as specialised refrigerator, vandal-resistant and safety switches, with unsealed, splash-resistant and waterproof options available.

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27th February 2024
Bulgin introduces expanded beam fibre optic connector tech

Bulgin, a specialist manufacturer of environmentally sealed connectors and components, has recently launched a patented* new expanded beam fibre optic connector and cable management system.

21st October 2021
Bulgin introduce robust connector for acute space-constraints

Bulgin has expanded its Buccaneer range of robust connector solutions through the addition of USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2x2 options.

27th July 2021
Custom Cable Assembly Builder for tailored solutions

To further support its custom solutions offering, Bulgin has now introduced an intuitive online configurator. By using the Custom Cable Assembly Builder, it is possible to outline the fundamental design of a custom assembly and derive an initial visualisation, prior to moving towards the sampling phase. Assembly concepts for power, data and fiber optic implementations can be rapidly created and any adjustments required then subsequently made.

19th April 2021
Bulgin continues to update data connectivity offering

Always looking to maximise its competitive edge, Bulgin is constantly revising and modifying its data connectivity suite. The company’s highly-experienced engineering staff make updates to the specifications of these interconnect products on a regular basis, in order to ensure that they remain aligned with the latest standards and protocols. 

6th April 2021
Bulgin offers advanced custom solutions with short turnaround times

Bulgin has extended the scope of services it can provide to its customer base by announcing the addition of comprehensive bespoke solutions capabilities. For this new value-added specialist service, Bulgin has formed a new dedicated rapid-response development team of highly experienced engineers.

15th March 2021
Circular power connectors offer high resistance to dust

Bulgin has extended its popular connector portfolio with the introduction of the 9000 Series Buccaneer circular power connectors. 

8th December 2020
Bulgin rectangular power connectors available

Bulgin, rugged connector and component manufacturer, has announced a new, extensive range of Rectangular Power Connectors including 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 pole versions, intended for demanding cable-to-cable applications. With a high current rating (13A), these connectors have a robust construction that ensures continued reliability in harsh operational environments.

Alternative Energy
3rd July 2020
Offshore solar farms: a new trend that’s tough on cables and connectors

The world is now familiar with the concept of solar energy; an array of photovoltaic solar panels that turn the sun’s rays into electrical energy for personal and commercial use. Since 2007, solar farms began to migrate from land to the surface of water supply reservoirs such as dams and lakes. The benefits of floating photovoltaic (FPV) are numerous, including freeing up valuable or arable space on land, and reducing evaporation from water...

5th February 2020
Podium place for connectors in international competition

A school robotics team sponsored by Bulgin won third place overall in the 2019 MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV competition, with connectors from Bulgin featured in the design. Among the 24 other schools that qualified in the Explorer age group final, a California-based high school’s robotics team had decided to use Bulgin’s PX0413/03P rear panel mount connectors in their design. 

2nd October 2019
Rugged fibre optic duplex LC connector for harsh environments

Bulgin has launched a rugged duplex LC fibre optic connector specialised for use in harsh environments. The 6000 Series Fibre LC Duplex connector contains an additional optical fibre connection for applications where separate transmit and receive cables are required.

21st August 2019
The right connectors for simplex and duplex optical fibres

Optical fibre has becoming increasingly popular, providing high-speed, reliable data transfer and communications for a huge range of applications. As well as the fibre itself, it’s important to pick the right connectors for the job, but navigating through the multiple options that are available can be confusing. In fact, there are three types of fibre connectors in common usage: SC, ST (bayonet-twist) and LC (push-pull locking). 

7th August 2019
Rugged USB Type-C connector with superior speed of 10Gb/s

Bulgin has launched a new C-Type USB 3.0 connector, that combines field-proven reliability with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s. The new 4000 Series C-Type connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, and is also backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.

31st July 2019
Bulgin to be acquired by Equistone for EV of £105m

  Equistone Partners has announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Bulgin, a UK-headquartered developer and manufacturer of environmentally sealed high-performance engineered solutions, from Elektron Technology PLC for an enterprise valuation of £105m.

10th June 2019
Bulgin sponsors MATE International ROV competition

Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has announced its involvement in the 18th annual MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV competition. Bulgin will be sponsoring the finals, which will be held from June 20th to 22nd, at the Kingsport Aquatic Center and MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

26th March 2019
IIoT solutions with slimline photoelectric sensors

Rugged connector and component manufacturer, Bulgin, has launched a slimline range of photoelectric sensors as the first part of its new upcoming automation sensor series. Designed for manufacturing automation and industrial automation proximity sensing operations, the SL Series sensors offer manufacturers a cost-effective and flexible solution for the implementation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

18th February 2019
Programmable smart connector for harsh environments

Rugged connector and component manufacturer, Bulgin, has launched a smart connector which allows easy pairing of devices and connectors, real-time connection status sensing and electronic device serialisation. Its rugged, miniature design is impervious to harsh environmental conditions such as temperature extremes, exposure to dirt, water immersion and chemical spray.

25th September 2018
Rugged optical fibre connectors and IoT tech for harsh environments

Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin will be showcasing a selection of its most advanced connector, switch and sensor products designed to deliver high performance in the harshest environments at electronica 2018. Bulgin’s focus on optical fibre connectors, smart connectors and sensors reflect the increasing demand for optical fibre connections in outdoor and extreme environments and rugged sensors to support the Internet...

18th September 2018
Eight extreme places you’ll find a connector

Rugged connectors are specially designed to support power, signal and data connections in some of the most inhospitable environments. Electronic components, including the connectors and cables that connect them to other pieces of equipment or power sources, have to be tough enough to stand up to any punishment thrown at them.

18th September 2018
How to tell when you need a rugged optical fibre connector

Optical fibre can now be found just about anywhere, whether it’s at the top of a communications mast, on a building site or at the bottom of the sea. These delicate strands of glass fibres are the suitable way to transmit information over vast distances at the speed of light, but as the demands for communications in harsh environments increase, so do the requirements for tough fibre optic connectors.

28th August 2018
Tips to minimise insertion loss in optical fibre connections

Optical fibre is everywhere in the world, from home broadband and telecommunications to the undersea cables that connect continents together. Billions of people across the world now rely on these networks of silica strands to make communication and access to information instantaneous, cost-effective and reliable. And since it is lighter, smaller and faster than copper wire and cheaper than satellite, optical fibre is the obvious choice to help us...

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