Applications

Q:    What is an AMPSEAL connector?

A:     AMPSEAL connectors provide rugged reliability and environmental sealing. They are available in cable plugs and PCB mount headers that are designed to stand up to high-temperature underhood applications.


Q:    What are the appropriate applications for AMPSEAL connectors?

A:     Truck, Bus, Off-highway, Construction, Agriculture, Mining, Emergency Vehicles, Forestry, Recreational, Marine, Motorcycle

 

Q:    When should I use AMPSEAL connectors?

A:     AMPSEAL connectors provide reliability and performance on the engine or transmission, under the hood, for power control units, bulkheads, on the chassis, or in the cab. AMPSEAL connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. AMPSEAL are designed for cable-to-board harsh environment applications.
 

Key Features

Q:    What are the AMPSEAL connectors’ key features

A:     AMPSEAL Connector Key Features:

  •     Accepts contact size 1.3 mm (up to 17 amps gold, up to 8 amps tin)
  •     16-20 AWG (1.25-0.50 mm2)
  •     8, 14, 23, and 35 cavity arrangements
  •     PCB mount
  •     Rectangular, thermoplastic housing
  •     Integrated latch for mating
  •     Integrated wedgelock confirms contact alignment and retention

Performance/ Specifications

Q:    What is the temperature range for AMPSEAL connectors?

A:     Operating at temperatures -40°C to +125°C for gold plated, -40°C to +105°C for tin plated


Q:    How durable are AMPSEAL connectors?

A:     Mate and unmate specimens for 10 cycles at maximum rate of 600 cycles per hour. Note: Shall meet visual requirements, show no physical damage and shall meet requirements of additional tests as specified in Test Sequence in Figure 3 of TE product document 108-1329.

 

Q:    What is the insulation resistance for AMPSEAL connectors?

A:     100 megohms minimum. EIA 364-21C and IEC 60512-3-1. Test between adjacent contacts of mated specimens.

 

Q:    What is the immersion rating for AMPSEAL connectors?

A:     Leakage current not to exceed 50 micro-amperes at 48 volts DC. Immerse specimens to a depth of 100 mm in 5% salt water at a temperature of 23 ± 5° C for 1 hour. Check between adjacent circuits and each surface to reference electrode.

 

Q:    What is the vibration rating for AMPSEAL connectors?

A:     EIA 364-21C and IEC 60512-3-1. Subject mated specimens to 10 Gs for 8 hours each plane.

Materials

Q:    What material are AMPSEAL connector shells made of?

A:     AMPSEAL connector shells are made of rugged glass filled PBT.

 

Q:    What are AMPSEAL connector grommets made of?

A:     AMPSEAL connector grommets are made of silicone rubber.

 

Q:    What material are AMPSEAL connector locking wedges made of?

A:     AMPSEAL connector locking wedges are made of rugged PBT.

 

Q:    What material are the AMPSEAL connector seals made of?

A:     The AMPSEAL connector seals are made of silicone rubber.