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Omnetics Mil-Quality circular nano connectors preferred by Homeland Surveillance applications

16th April 2009
ES Admin

Omnetics has announced its new circular Nano products – which are amongst the smallest circular connector families to use a MIL-quality contact system – are ideal for fulfilling the specific requirements of the Homeland Surveillance market. 32 AWG size wiring with Teflon insulation is terminated into 0.635mm pitch plastic insulated circular connectors that mate to surveillance camera and night-vision systems.

Omnetics connectors are extremely light weight yet also use Omnetics’ patented split end contact, named Nano Flex Pin, which not only meets, but substantially beats the specifications laid down in Mil-DTL 32139. This ensures long term reliability and high quality. Shock and vibration performance data shows that these connectors offer constant signal fidelity even when subject to extremes of shock and vibration, such as during helicopter flights and the hard landings of UAVs. Other popular applications of these nano-circular connectors include satellite communications equipment where size, weight and temperature are critical.

Comments Joe Held, Technical Marketing: “Homeland security and homeland surveillance are growing markets that place very significant demands on interconnect solutions. In partnership with its customers, Omnetics has developed specific products targeted which meet the size, weight and performance requirements of these new markets.”

With a total mated length of 9mm and outer diameters ranging from 3.1 to 5.5mm, these small connectors withstand temperature variations from -55 to +125degC. They feature polarised hard gold-plated contacts shrouded in Omnetics’ unique liquid crystal polymer housing to MIL-M-24519, making them capable of more than 2,000 mating cycles.

Omnetics’ circular nano connectors are spaced on 0.635mm centre-lines and are available in 6, 11, 16 and 28 position housing sizes with either pre-wired or solid straight tail terminations. Omnetics is able to supply elaborate wire harnesses, flex overmolding and custom shells as an option.

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