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ITT Interconnect Solutions (ITT ICS) has detailed its Nemesis connector range for equipment used in integrated soldier systems in an application note.

Reducing the weight soldiers have to carry is an overriding priority of government defence procurement agencies.

ITT ICS Nemesis design engineers have reduced the weight and size of Nemesis mini circular connectors to deliver a lightweight, small plan form, ultra-rugged interconnect product line that is 100 per cent sealed for harsh environments.

It incorporates mission-critical innovations for future soldier applications.

Up to 50 per cent lighter and 60 per cent smaller than the nearest comparable 38999 connectors and sealed to IP67 or IP68, ITT ICS’s Nemesis range features stainless steel construction for added strength and durability.

Profiles have been reduced, down to the ‘no-profile’ Space Saver variant for wearable equipment with Ripaway extra-fast decoupling action.

Nemesis connectors remain fully sealed in both mated and unmated condition and have an enhanced strain relief design to eliminate cable overstressing and ensure the integrity of cable sealing.

ITT ICS’s canted spring technology enables snap-on/breakaway coupling and decoupling, which also allows effective and ‘tuned’ disconnect with 360deg EMI shielding.

For operational ease, Nemesis connectors are designed to be blind mated; no visual of mechanical keying is required to obtain reliable and quick connection.

Ribbed rubber over-moulding provides secure grip in wet or harsh environments, saving time and effort in dangerous situations.

A salt-spray-resistant anti-reflective plating finish makes Nemesis suitable for marine environments and helps ensure soldiers remain concealed.

There are three Nemesis product lines for modern soldier equipment: Water Tight, fully sealed to IP68 (20m depth) with ITT ICS’s micro-twist pin gold contacts guaranteeing in excess of 2,500 mating cycles; Super Clean; and High Mating, both sealed to IP67 and featuring ITT ICS’s durable pogo pin contacts, which provide more than 10,000 mating cycles.

Plating options are RoHS-compliant black zinc nickel or electroless nickel for future-proofing customers’ investment in the light of anticipated revision of MIL standards.

Applications include power, data, and audio interconnect functions for GPS systems, vision systems, computers, batteries and radios.

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