CAMARILLO, Calif. (PRWEB) August 04, 2022
ODU-USA launches the expansion of the push-pull circular connector portfolio, ODU MINI-SNAP®, a robust connector with metal housing, a wide range of configuration options and integrated cable assembly solutions.
The portfolio now includes additional inserts designed to fulfill the user and patient protection levels required by IEC 60601-1 (2 MOOP/ 2 MOPP). These connectors now become the solution of choice when searching for a circular connector with a metal housing for medical applications.
The approval procedures for medical electrical equipment and systems have become even more complex than before with the latest version of the IEC 60601-1. Using ODU connectors in the design process simplifies the risk management and reduces the cost of product development. If components from suppliers are already fully compliant with the IEC 60601-1, which is the case with this portfolio extension, approval times can be shortened.
The main advantages of choosing a connector with a metal housing to fulfill the requirements defined under IEC 60601-1 (2 MOOP/ 2 MOPP) are the advanced electromagnetic shielding capabilities and the mechanical strength of the connector. These features ensure safe operation and the best possible signal quality in the most demanding of medical environments.
The new inserts are available in 3 sizes and offer a choice of contacts as follows (additional contact variations are available upon request):
- Size 1: 7 crimp contacts, ∅ 0,7 mm, Nominal Voltage 36V AC or DC
- Size 2: 12 crimp contacts, ∅ 0,7 mm, Nominal Voltage 48V AC or DC
- Size 3: 16 crimp contacts, ∅ 0,7 mm, Nominal Voltage 48V AC or DC
The inserts are available in the ODU MINI-SNAP® L& K connector series. Reverse gender options are also available. The voltage ratings are valid for pollution grade 2 (IEC 60601-1). The nominal current rating is 7A and this connector can withstand up to 500 autoclave cycles.
Customer-specific cable assemblies with silicone overmolding options are also available upon request.
The expansion of ODU MINI-SNAP® portfolio with an IEC 60601-1 compliant design offers a solution for various medical applications such as heart-lung machines, electric bone saws, electric blankets, and electric wheelchairs.
Find out more at: odu-usa.com
ODU Group: Global Representation with Perfect Connections
The ODU Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of connector systems, employing 2,500 people around the world. In addition to its company headquarters in Muhldorf a. Inn (Germany), ODU also has an international distribution network, production and product development sites in Sibiu/Romania, Shanghai/China, Tijuana/Mexico and Camarillo/USA. ODU combines all relevant areas of expertise and key technologies including design and development, machine tooling and special machine construction, injection, stamping, turning, surface technology, assembly and cable assembly. The ODU Group sells its products globally through its sales offices in China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Romania, Sweden, UK and the US, as well as through numerous international sales partners. ODU connectors ensure a reliable transmission of power, signals, data and media for a variety of demanding applications including medical technology, military and security, automotive, industrial electronics, and test and measurement.