Connectors on the Move

connectors must withstand related hazards such as vibration, shock, and salt spray. Engineers must be aware of shell plating, contact plating, voltage requirements, and sealing capabilities to ensure operational integrity. However, new products will be needed to support the ongoing shift toward e-mobility and signal- based technology as the transportation industry grows. Some new connector technologies on the horizon include high-speed data transfer, wireless charging, and designs that can withstand high temperatures and vibrations. More specifically, ITT Cannon’s EV Series supports electric vehicles and charging stations with a portfolio of inlets and outlets. ITT Cannon's EV Series is designed to meet all regional standards and is equipped to perform exceptionally well in harsh environments. These connectors have low contact resistance, ensuring they operate effectively even in dusty or fluid-prone environments. Harsh environments, including high temperatures, dust, and fluid intrusion, are no match for these connectors. Additionally, they are highly durable and can withstand up to 10,000 mating cycles. The new Gen 2+ contact system uses a canted coil spring design to deliver extended lifetime usage and minimize stress, misalignment, and power loss. These connectors are an excellent

ITT Cannon’s EV Connector Series includes AC solutions, DC fast charge, and liquid-cooled 500A HPC solutions to support charging technology worldwide.

solution for e-Mobility applications where reliability and durability are critical.

In each of these transportation systems, automated or manual, the goal remains the same: get people and cargo from point A to point B safely. Whether on the road or on railway tracks, each vehicle can expect to encounter harsh environments, which is why durable interconnects are needed to complete the mission. The emergence of new connectors and products has undoubtedly driven us into the future by facilitating faster and more efficient communication and connectivity. Yet, it is still important to acknowledge that legacy components are still widely used today.

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