SANTA ANA, CA – ITT Interconnect Solutions’ APD Series plastic circular connectors are now specified for use in wheeled armored vehicles. A leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, ITT’s APD Series connectors were originally designed to meet the automotive DIN 72585 (now ISO 15170) specification, and are now being specified for use in wheeled armored vehicle applications where military qualifications aren’t required.
“Military and defense applications have traditionally used rugged, metal connectors fully qualified to military specifications, however the need to reduce government spending has opened the market for non-military-type components, as not all military vehicles required the same level of reliability,” said Keith Teichmann, director of marketing for ITT Interconnect Solutions. “While the inner frame of wheeled armored vehicles incorporates weaponry and radio or drive controls that require military-specified connectors, other applications within the vehicle such as lighting, mirrors, and cooling and heating functions utilize more cost-effective and lighter plastic connectors.”
ITT’s APD Series circular plastic connectors are lightweight, cost-effective, easy to assembly and offer the additional security of a secondary locking system for high pin counts. The connectors are capable of handling up to 48V and are available in a wide range of layouts ranging from 1 to 51 contacts. The APD Series connectors feature high vibration resistance and are sealed to IP67/IP69K ratings. Specified to ISO 15170 standards, the connectors are offered with stamped or machined contacts, along with mechanical- and color-coding.
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Filed Under: Automotive, Connectors (electrical) • crimp technologies