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Sealed circular connectors

8 June 2011 Interconnection

New from Molex is a line of sealed circular connectors – XRC (extra rugged circular) sealed plugs and receptacles – developed to meet the demanding requirements of the heavy-equipment industry.

Designed to meet IP67 standards, the components protect against the ingress of dust, water and other contaminants to maintain the integrity of the mated pair. Plugs feature a quick-disconnect bayonet latch to provide quick and easy connections with reduced installation and service time while ensuring accurate mating depth.

The XRC features a grommet retainer with a lip for compatibility with backshell and over-moulded applications. A large polarising key indicator aids in visual alignment to facilitate easier mating. The simple crimp-and-poke technology does not require terminal alignment when installing crimped wires, while enlarged imprinting on the wire seals clearly identifies each circuit, making installation and field servicing fast and easy.

For design flexibility, XRC plugs and receptacles are available in standard and reverse gender. The connectors can be used for in-line or panel-mount applications.



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