Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors


Amphenol connectors target ­agricultural machinery

November 2018 Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

RS Components has announced availability of a new series of Isobus circular connectors, manufactured by Amphenol. The key application area for this series of cable connector sockets is in agricultural and forestry vehicles, as the series offers a standardised connection that meets ISO 11783-2. The standard specifies the physical layer for twisted, non-shielded quad-cable operating in a 250 kbit/s serial data network for control and communications between agricultural or forestry tractors and machinery and their implements, whether these devices are mounted, semi-mounted, towed or self-propelled.

A key feature of the series of nine-pole cable-mount circular connectors is its two size 8 power contacts for 6, 10 and 16 mm 2-wire gauge. Offering rapid and secure assembly, cable connector variants in the series also include field-installable devices, as well as over-moulded cable assemblies. Rated for 24 V operations, the series also meets IP67 and IP69K ratings to protect against water and dust ingress. To complement the series, a selection of dust caps is also available.


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