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, forklift, recreational, marine, motorcycle, power generation
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.
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)
- 16-24 AWG (1.25-0.20 mm²)
- 8, 14, 23, and 35 cavity arrangements
- PCB mount
- Rectangular, thermoplastic housing
- Integrated latch for mating
- Integrated wedgelock confirms contact alignment and retention
- Optional CPA and header seals for added reliability
- Tool-less backshell accessories are easy to install for added protection and reduced wire strain
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: IP67/69K immersion rating
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.
Q: What is the current rating and voltage rating for AMPSEAL connectors?
A: Up to 17 A (gold) and up to 8 A (tin). Up to 250 V AC.
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.