Hypertac present its PZC range of float mounting miniature rectangular connectors, ruggedised and EMI shielded, which has been specifically developed for applications operating in severe environments with high vibration levels, where signal integrity is vital such as military applications (avionics, missiles, etc).
The float mounting design of the PZC connector offers the following advantages:
- Mating accuracy: polarized guides ensure a positive mating in blind connections or hard to reach areas
- Reliability of electrical contact: the float mounting enables to compensate mechanical misalignment up to 2mm during blind mating, ensuring an excellent signal integrity
- Quick and easy connection/disconnection
The PZC connector is equipped with removable crimp contacts and is available in 20 and 41 ways. Its nickel-plated aluminium shell provides an excellent resistance to corrosion (150h saltspray) and is RoHS compliant. The backshell provides continuity of the cable shielding through the use of a band clamping system.
Using the proven Hypertac® hyperboloid technology, PZC connectors guarantee an excellent reliability under high levels of shock and vibration, able to withstand shocks of up to 120g for 2ms or 320g/3ms and 20g vibrations between 10Hz and 2000Hz. They are rated for use across the -65° to +125°C temperature range.
PZC connectors improve system reliability by eliminating contact fretting, hence reducing wear rates and avoiding system failure and down-times. They also benefit from a very low contact resistance and offer a minimum of 500 mating cycles.