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This white paper is intended to give our customers best practices in the treatment of contaminated parts and provides guidelines and resources on what level of decontamination can be achieved using a defined decontamination protocol. The first part of this document provides an overview of the most relevant parameters that will define if a connector or/and a cable assembly can withstand a defined decontamination protocol. The second part presents the performances (decontamination levels) that Fischer Core Series Stainless Steel achieved using a recommended decontamination protocols.

Rugged connectors are essential for applications that have to withstand extreme conditions. This document provides the ten most frequently asked questions about this type of connecting solutions. It covers topic such as sealing, sterilization, cable assemblies and all other necessary key features of rugged connectors and will assist engineers to choose the right rugged connector for their device.

Broadcast connectors can link so much more than a television camera to a signal transmitting device for a TV show. This article shows an overview of the various connectivity needs in the audio-video market and any other application directly linked to broadcasting television and movie productions where high performance reliable connectors play a key role.

There is much written about the question which is the best for HD broadcast: Triax or Fiber? There are a lot of misunderstandings about the reasoning to decide for one or the other option. This article seeks to explore simply why a user would choose either option. You, the investor, or the end user do have a choice, but how do you decide on what is best without compromising on the end result?

Connector selection has morphed from the old standby “how many contacts do you need” to a much more serious challenge for design engineers who need to find ways to pump increasing amounts of data through smaller and smaller spaces. With usability experts adding their ideas into the mix, there are additional challenges with connector selection that often mean figuring out how to run electrical and signal in one connector/cable combination without interference. All this creates new priorities when you start your connector selection process. With that in mind, we’ve updated our step-by-step rugged connector selection guide for the new realities engineers face today.

Sealed connectors are used in many applications where leakage into or out of equipment must be avoided. Sealing is a very complex science itself, as it involves many physical aspects including mechanical design, materials science, surface science and fluid behavior. Three major application groups exist that require different sealing levels and different solutions: environmental sealing, hermetic sealing and high pressure sealing. This paper focuses on hermetically sealing as encountered in many application areas, specifically as it relates to gas and tightness.

Sealed connectors are used in many applications where leakage into or out of equipment must be avoided. Sealing is a very complex science itself, as it involves many physical aspects including mechanical design, materials science, surface science and fluid behavior. Three major application groups exist that require different sealing levels and different solutions: environmental sealing, hermetic sealing and high pressure sealing. This paper focuses on environmental sealing as encountered in many application areas, specifically as it relates to rain and dust.

Unlike most product specifications, operating voltage is not an intrinsic characteristic of a connector. Because voltage is affected by environmental conditions such as humidity and air pressure, and is subject to safety requirements that are often fieldspecific, it is often difficult to determine the actual voltage that the connector can safely carry. This paper walks engineers through the conditions that impact operating voltage so that they can be better informed to specify connectors that will work as expected in their unique rugged environments.

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