Staying connected

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Abstract

Some of the most important aspects of connector designs are discussed. IEC60664-1 'Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems' is the safety standard to achieve insulation coordination specifying clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation, taking into account the voltage stress and surge, together with the expected degree of pollution. For optimum results 360° shielding is required and, as shielding attenuation in dB is dependent on frequency, such connectors will have a high attenuation over a large frequency band. Gold plating also provides a contact resistance of 3mω or less, making the connectors particularly suitable for low voltage applications in the mA range. To reduce cost and weight of a connector, die-cast zinc or an aluminum alloy are becoming more commonly used, while for corrosion resistance and aesthetics, metal parts can be nickel, chromium plated or anodized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages14-16
Number of pages3
Volume118
No1909
Specialist publicationElectronics World
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

Fingerprint

Electric insulation coordination
Shielding
Electric potential
Gold plating
Contact resistance
Frequency bands
Corrosion resistance
Insulation
Aluminum alloys
Chromium
Pollution
Zinc
Nickel
Metals
Costs

Cite this

Phillips, D. (2012). Staying connected. Electronics World, 118(1909), 14-16.
Phillips, David. / Staying connected. In: Electronics World. 2012 ; Vol. 118, No. 1909. pp. 14-16.
@misc{c9b300240bf04e049d1d47899800c092,
title = "Staying connected",
abstract = "Some of the most important aspects of connector designs are discussed. IEC60664-1 'Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems' is the safety standard to achieve insulation coordination specifying clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation, taking into account the voltage stress and surge, together with the expected degree of pollution. For optimum results 360° shielding is required and, as shielding attenuation in dB is dependent on frequency, such connectors will have a high attenuation over a large frequency band. Gold plating also provides a contact resistance of 3mω or less, making the connectors particularly suitable for low voltage applications in the mA range. To reduce cost and weight of a connector, die-cast zinc or an aluminum alloy are becoming more commonly used, while for corrosion resistance and aesthetics, metal parts can be nickel, chromium plated or anodized.",
author = "David Phillips",
year = "2012",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "118",
pages = "14--16",
journal = "Electronics World",
issn = "1365-4675",

}

Phillips, D 2012, 'Staying connected' Electronics World, vol. 118, no. 1909, pp. 14-16.

Staying connected. / Phillips, David.

In: Electronics World, Vol. 118, No. 1909, 01.01.2012, p. 14-16.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

TY - GEN

T1 - Staying connected

AU - Phillips, David

PY - 2012/1/1

Y1 - 2012/1/1

N2 - Some of the most important aspects of connector designs are discussed. IEC60664-1 'Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems' is the safety standard to achieve insulation coordination specifying clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation, taking into account the voltage stress and surge, together with the expected degree of pollution. For optimum results 360° shielding is required and, as shielding attenuation in dB is dependent on frequency, such connectors will have a high attenuation over a large frequency band. Gold plating also provides a contact resistance of 3mω or less, making the connectors particularly suitable for low voltage applications in the mA range. To reduce cost and weight of a connector, die-cast zinc or an aluminum alloy are becoming more commonly used, while for corrosion resistance and aesthetics, metal parts can be nickel, chromium plated or anodized.

AB - Some of the most important aspects of connector designs are discussed. IEC60664-1 'Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems' is the safety standard to achieve insulation coordination specifying clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation, taking into account the voltage stress and surge, together with the expected degree of pollution. For optimum results 360° shielding is required and, as shielding attenuation in dB is dependent on frequency, such connectors will have a high attenuation over a large frequency band. Gold plating also provides a contact resistance of 3mω or less, making the connectors particularly suitable for low voltage applications in the mA range. To reduce cost and weight of a connector, die-cast zinc or an aluminum alloy are becoming more commonly used, while for corrosion resistance and aesthetics, metal parts can be nickel, chromium plated or anodized.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84863090731&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84863090731

VL - 118

SP - 14

EP - 16

JO - Electronics World

JF - Electronics World

SN - 1365-4675

ER -

Phillips D. Staying connected. Electronics World. 2012 Jan 1;118(1909):14-16.