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What Constitutes a Harsh Environment for Connectors?

Written by PEI-Genesis on 7/5/18 10:00 AM

What is the most extreme environment in which electronic components can operate?

According to Electronic Component News’ Paul Pickering, it’s the planet Venus, where temperatures reach 500°C and the atmosphere contains clouds of sulfuric acid.

While most applications won’t require you to prepare your connectors for space travel, there is an increasing demand for components that can withstand extreme or harsh environments.

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Topics: Connectors for Harsh Environments, Amphenol connectors

Electric Vehicles: Charging Infrastructure Relies on Connectors for Harsh Environments

Written by PEI-Genesis on 4/10/18 7:00 AM

Although their numbers are growing, electric cars account for only the smallest fraction of vehicles on the road.

But that’s about to change, Connector Supplier reported recently, as several influential countries begin to take steps to reduce carbon emissions.

Let’s take a look at the relationship between electric vehicles and connectors – as demand for the former increases, so too will the need for the latter.

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Topics: Connectors for Harsh Environments