Lane Electronics, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of electrical and electronic connector products, is now able to supply Souriau’s 8STA Series of circular connectors that have been designed specifically for motorsport and other applications where high performance, size and weight are key factors.
The announcement follows the launch of Lane’s specialist motorsport division in November and is the first of several circular connector product ranges that the company will introduce in the coming months.
The first product from Souriau’s 8STA Series to be made available and assembled by Lane is the smallest circular connector of its type currently available. The Size 02 connector is derived from established military specifications MIL-DTL-38999 and JN1003 and its ultra-compact design and lightweight construction makes it ideal for motorsport applications.
Featuring a rugged aluminium body plated with conductive black zinc as standard, the connector incorporates a positive locking mechanism with locked colour indicators. Nickel Plating is an option. Designed to be scoop proof, the Size 02 connector is fitted with gold-plated copper alloy contacts and features an endurance level of 500 mating cycles.
Operating temperature is – 55ºC to +175ºC and, when mated, the connector meets the requirements of IP67 and can withstand salt spray and other motorsport fluids.
With its main production facility located in Le Mans, Souriau’s connector solutions are used across motorsport as well as on water. The connector products are used in many areas including batteries, starters and alternators, fuel pumps, engine control units, communications equipment, data acquisition systems and harnesses. Souriau connectors can be found in Formula 1, Indy cars, GP2, World rally cars, endurance racing including Le Mans 24 hours as well as World Superbikes and Moto GP.