This is a complete plug connection system, allowing simplified production of cable and chassis connectors with up to 8 contacts, using only 8 components. The system consists of 3 types of metal housings, 2 contact carriers (which fit in all of the 3 housings), and a cable strain relief to the established Neutrik design. The housings are high tolerance zinc-aluminium die castings, Cu-plated, Ni-plated and black hard-matt Cr-plated. The design protects the contacts from misalignment damage during operational use. The vibration-proof locking mechanism automatically locks on insertion, and can be easily parted by simply pulling on the outer housing of the cable plug. Standard shells (SC8, RP8 MC8) have a small keyway at 0° and a large keyway at 180°. An alternative arrangement is available on two shells (SC81, RP81) with a small keyway at 0° and a large keyway at 90°.
The contact arrangement is a conventional 8 pin/socket contact system. Moulded male inserts accept solder, crimp (to MIL C 22520 F) or PCB mount pin contacts, and female inserts accept similar style socket contacts. Female and male inserts can be fitted interchangeably in any of the metal housings.
The cable strain-relief clamp is to the standard Neutrik design, well established on the X series XLR connectors, whereby the clamp also serves to retain the plug insert. The cable screen can be connected coaxially with the housing by way of a separate contact component.
The SC8W is a special version of the cable housing which, when used with the SR8W gland, provides a connector that, when mated, is dust and waterproof to IP54.
Cable plugs and panel sockets, with solder contacts, are available as fully assembled connectors. For other combinations, order component parts separately as required.