Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF connectors, has extended its market leading Pisces range of IP68 waterproof connectors to include additional connector and cable termination options. The range now includes SMA, TNC and N Type cable plug options which may be connected to a wide variety of cables including many LMR, RG, Semi-Rigid and Semi-Flexible cable types.
These product enhancements extend the range of potential applications for Pisces connectors to include 75 ohm variants for video camera security applications, environmental monitoring ocean buoys, traffic cameras (ANPR), coastguard/HM customs patrol boats, military radios/communication systems, environmental monitoring and water management and vehicle tracking.
Roy Philips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect, comments, “Intelliconnect is now widely considered to be the world leaders in this highly specialised field and our connectors are designed into a number of life-safety and medical electronics applications which require rugged and reliable waterproof connector solutions.”
In addition to Intelliconnect’s renowned fast turnaround custom designed connector service their extensive standard range includes IP67 and IP68 rated interconnect solutions for harsh environments including N Type, SMC, SMA, TNC, Push-Pull and ABMS (harsh environment MCX). The SSMA is a smaller version of SMA which provides higher frequency performance. The male contact is designed to be the same size as the cable conductor so that it can be used as the mating pin for optimised VSWR ((Voltage Standing Wave Ratio – a measure of how efficiently radio-frequency power is transmitted from a power source, through a transmission line, into a load).
The SMC is a low cost high quality connector with a threaded coupling which provides excellent broadband performance with low reflection DC to 10 GHz. It conforms to the interface dimensions of MIL-STD-348 p and offers a form-fit-and-function alternative to other connector sources.
Intelliconnect Pisces waterproof RF connectors are also suitable for a number of further applications including: high quality antennas, personal locator beacons, cochlear Implant devices, petrochemical monitoring equipment, and traffic indication systems.
Pisces waterproof RF connector designs are available for most Coaxial/Triaxial/Twinaxial waterproof connector groups. Standard models include high frequency waterproof connectors, to both commercial and MIL standards and are available on short lead-times. Intelliconnect offer complete flexibility to meet customer requirements, with custom designs available within 24 hours.
All Pisces connectors are designed to meet the requirements of US MIL-PRF-39012, MIL-STD-348 and IEC: 169-8. Waterproofing meets IP68 per IEC 60529, (NEMA 6P or better), tested to a 20 meter water depth in an unmated condition for duration of 4 hours. Operating temperature range is -65°C to +165°C, corrosion (salt spray) performance is to MIL-STD-202, Method 101 and moisture Resistance is to MIL-STD-202, Method 106.