Rugged Micro-D connector latching system from Omnetics mates without tools or screws

MINNEAPOLIS, 19 May 2011. Omnetics Connector Corp. in Minneapolis is introducing a rugged connector latching system for the Micro-D connector that replaces the screws with finger release side latches. The Latching Micro-D system, which quickly mates and de-mates without tools or the need to unscrew fasteners is for avionics, homeland security, instrumentation, and medical applications. The Omnetics Micro-D connector latching system offers a latching mechanism built in to a metal housing, or can retrofit existing Micro-Ds connector systems. It uses standard retention screw holes.

May 19th, 2011
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MINNEAPOLIS, 19 May 2011. Omnetics Connector Corp. in Minneapolis is introducing a rugged connector latching system for the Micro-D connector that replaces the screws with finger release side latches. The Latching Micro-D system, which quickly mates and de-mates without tools or the need to unscrew fasteners is for avionics, homeland security, instrumentation, and medical applications.The Omnetics Micro-D connector latching system offers a latching mechanism built in to a metal housing, or can retrofit existing Micro-Ds connector systems. It uses standard retention screw holes.Omnetics has been awarded QPL status on Mil-DTL-83513 (Slash 01 through 04). The Latching Micro-D comes with standard pin counts from nine to 51 positions and is organized on a 1.27-millimeter pitch. This Latching Micro-Ds use the same contacts as the Omnetics QPL Micro-Ds per MIL-DTL-83513.

Omnetics officials, after staying out of the Micro-D business for more than 25 years, decided to enter this market to stay competitive with other companies in the nano connector market, says Joe Held, sales manager at Omnetics.

For more information contact Omnetics online at www.omnetics.com.

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