RS Components introduced Isobus series of connectors from Amphenol targeting agricultural machinery. The connectors meet serial data network standard for control and communications in tractors and other machinery.
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor, has announced availability of a new series of Isobus circular connectors manufactured by Amphenol, maker of connectivity components for industrial engineering applications.
The key application area for the Isobus series of cable connector sockets is in agricultural and forestry vehicles, as the series offers a standardized connection that meets ISO 11783-2. The standard specifies the physical layer for twisted, non-shielded quad-cable operating in a 250-kbit/s serial data network for control and communications between agricultural or forestry tractors and machinery and their implements, whether these devices are mounted, semi-mounted, towed, or self-propelled.
A key feature of the series of nine-pole cable-mount circular connectors is its two size eight power contacts for 6 mm2, 10 mm2, and 16 mm2 wire gauge. Offering assembly, cable connector variants in the series also include field-installable devices, as well as over-molded cable assemblies. Rated for 24-V operation, the series also meets IP67 and IP69K ratings to protect against water and dust ingress. To complement the series, a selection of dust caps is also available from RS.
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