Rock-in-Lock (RIL) Latching Connector

Application / Market:

Rock-in-LockTM (RIL) is a small receptacle connector about the size of a flash drive that can be worn on a soldier or first responder’s helmet, or attached to field-use computer tablets and communication units. It is low profile, lightweight and capable of transferring a significant amount of power and data that is needed to operate a number of devices, from augmented reality goggles to tactical combat radios. RIL’s advanced design and quick connect mechanism offer performance, reliability and time savings. A single-hand connector, RIL allows the user to blindly install the mating interface, without the need for a special mechanism like a thumbscrew, latch or coupling tool.

Features

  • True Quick-Connect Mechanism
  • Fast Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Low Profile
  • Pressure Sealing / Submersible Up to 2 Meters

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Product Specification

Environmental

Sealing Up to 2 Meters
Operation Temperature -55C to +85C Storage Temperature -40C to +75C Operating Temperature

Electrical

Operating Voltage Depending on On-board Device Test Voltage 150 VDC
Current Rating 2 Amps Continuous, 3 Amps Peak
Number of Signal Contacts (Min/Max) 11, 16, 20, 22, 32
Gauge Wire Size #24-#28 AWG, Consult Factory

Mechanical

Shape Rectangular
Shell Style Plug, Receptacle
Durability Typical Military 500 Cycles Tested to Mil-Std-810
Power & Signal In Same Layout Yes
Contact Style / Termination Spring Probe and Pad Contacts PCB-Style

Material

Shell Aerospace Grade Aluminum Alloy for Lighter Weight
Insulator Matte Black Zinc Nickel and/or Electroless Nickel, 500 Hr Salt Resistance
Insulator PPS Engineering Thermoplastic, Glass Reinforced, Black
Contact Copper Alloy
Contact Plating Gold Over Electroless Nickel Plating

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