Intelliconnect (Europe) has introduced a new seven way multi-pin waterproof connector. The devices feature a push-pull design that ceates ease of connection and disconnection. As a result, these devices are ideal for harsh environments and are easy to operate for users wearing gloves.

Roy Philips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect said:

This connector was initially developed for use on a personal locator beacon (PLB) for the crew of fighter aircraft to enable their rescue from the sea.

‘Ease of use and reliable operation under extreme circumstances were major design requirements. This design and functionality will be equally useful in harsh industrial or marine applications.”

The company advises its  new multi-pin waterproof connector is waterproof to 10m in the unmated condition (both halves), has an operating temperature range of -55 to 125ºC and the socket is connected directly into the PCB via solderable printed circuit tails.

The push-pull connection design provides ease of connection and disconnection and has a keyway for alignment and secure orientation and has an operating life of greater than 500 cycles. The socket may be mounted on panels of thickness 5.5 to 8.0mm

The company advises, this new Pisces connector meets MIL-PRF-39012, MIL-STD-348 and is RoHS compliant so is ideal for military applications.

Custom designed versions of device are also available.