LEMO F Series connectors designed specifically for demanding applications where space and weight are critical are now available from Astute Electronics, the leading supplier of electronic components and value added services. The LEMO F Series interconnects meet MIL Std 810E, but are far smaller than comparable MIL Spec connectors, enabling dramatic space savings. The use of an aluminium alloy body achieves a low weight for size, yet the LEMO Series is a tough, ruggedized solution able to withstand high shock and vibration and is also IP-67 rated.
The LEMO F Series features a push pull latching mechanism to provide secure connection, while the contact density enables considerable panel space savings. Multi-key options prevent cross-mating of similar connectors within a panel. Within the F Series, models are available with 2 to 66 contacts, and contact types include LV and Fibre Optic, plus hybrids, making this a very flexible interconnect solution. F Series connectors are highly durable and can withstand up to 1,000 mating cycles. Crimp and PCB terminations are available. The F Series also offers full EMC protection. Rated to IP67 against dust and water ingress, the LEMO F Series can withstand temperatures between -15degC and +200degC.
Gary Evans, E-Mech Divisional Manager, Astute comments: “The aluminium body and small form factor of LEMO F Series connectors enable designers to achieve greater space and weight savings in autosport, defence, medical, broadcast, communications, test & measurement and other harsh environment applications than would be possible with comparable Mil-Std interconnects, and with the reassurance of outstanding reliability and durability.”