A range of lockable multipin connectors widely used in the audio industry, also known as Elco 8016 series connectors. They inter-mate fully with EDAC 516 series connectors.
Available in 4 sizes, denoted by the maximum number of contact pins that can be housed – 20, 38, 56 and 90. Only the number of pins required for the circuits to be carried need be used, and polarisation to prevent miss-mating may also be set by the user. Connectors are supplied in component form, and all parts should be ordered separately.
Cable types are designed plug type ('male' – MC) or socket type ('female' FC) and have a knurled actuating screw. Panel/chassis types are designated plug type ('male' – MP) or socket type ('female' – FP) and have a locking nut. (Note that the housings are similar, so actuating screw types can be panel mounted, and locking nut types can be cable mounted, though this usage is less common). All connector bodies are high impact polycarbonate.
Contacts are identical for both plug and socket types, and are available in solder or crimp termination types, together with a mini wire wrap and short PCB mount type. Note that with 1/0.5mm wire, the conductor should be doubled back on itself before crimping. Contacts are listed in the EDAC connectors section of the catalogue.
This range of connectors is now discontinued by Canford and is offered at reduced prices to clear.