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Affordable Plastic Connector Developedfor Medical Equipment

Originally Published MPMN April 2003

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Affordable Plastic Connector Developed for Medical Equipment

The device achieves more than 1000 mating cycles


Designed for medical applications, a rugged push-pull connector offered by ODU-USA Inc. can withstand more than 1000 mating cycles.

A plastic push-pull connector designed for use with medical equipment has been introduced by ODU-USA Inc. (Camarillo, CA). The economical Medi-Snap miniature cylindrical connector employs the company's push-pull technology for quick and easy mating.

"Except for the hex nut, the housing is made entirely of plastic," explains Ulrike Rauch, sales group leader at the company's headquarters in Germany. "Compatible with many Redel types of Series 1P units, the Medi-Snap offers all of the advantages of those connectors in a cost-effective product," she adds.

Available with solder or print terminations, the connector can withstand operating temperatures from -40° to 120°C; it can be exposed to maximum temperatures of 140°C for short periods of time. The Medi-Snap's rugged construction withstands more than 1000 mating cycles.

The connector currently is only available in a 1P 50 format. That decision was made, says Rauch, because 1P 50 is the most commonly used connector size in medical applications. Other sizes may become available in the future, she adds.

The company has published a catalog devoted to the Medi-Snap with complete technical specifications; it is available to interested parties.

Norbert Sparrow

ODU-Usa Inc., 451 Constitution Ave. #A, Camarillo, CA 93012; phone: 805/484-0540; fax: 805/484-7458; William Berger; [email protected]; www.odu-usa.com

Copyright ©2003 Medical Product Manufacturing News

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