New connector modules offer mechanical robustness and signal integrityTwo new modules have been added to Harting's Han-Modular industrial connector family to provide enhanced mechanical robustness and signal integrity in industrial and transport applications.
The new fully screened Han Megabit module is especially suited for applications in industry and railway technology. Two data cables can be connected per module, and the product combines assembly convenience with product compactness. The screening design is independent of that of the housing, and the proven Han D crimp contacts are used. These can be installed into the inserts and arranged to be easily accessible.
Because its mechanical properties meet those of the established Han Quintax connector, the Han Megabit module is ideally suited for applications with the highest mechanical specifications, for example for use as an Ethernet interface in railway carriage connections - with the module taking up only half as much space as conventional solutions. The module is designed for data rates of up to 100 Mbit/s, meets Cat.5e performance requirements, and can be used with stranded wires with cross-sections between 0.14 and 2.5 mm2 and cable diameters between 5 and 12 mm.
The new Han Shielded module is specifically intended for applications in which shielded signal cables are to be designed to function free of interference and to mate securely. Up to 20 shielded signal contacts can be connected with a minimum space requirement, and the metallic shielding reduces to zero any interference from directly adjacent power modules.
A potential problem with applications involving frequency converters is that the power cables can often transfer interference to signal cables. With the new Han Shielded module, the signal contacts are now shielded against any such adverse effects. This now enables power and signal modules to be transferred in a connector without interference and securely, even in extreme electrical signal conditions.
The module includes 20 shielded contacts, and is designed for use with cable cross-sections between 0.14 and 0.5 mm_. Crimp termination offers simple assembly.
The Harting Han-Modular series, as an open connector system, is capable of flexible adjustment to individual user requirements. It offers users the freedom to assemble their own personal connector combination in the desired configuration. The range currently includes over 40 modules for electrical, optical and gaseous signals, and is being continually expanded, enabling more and more new configurations to be realised.
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