RS Components steps up automotive lines, adds Delphi connectors

April 30, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Connection systems from Delphi Automotive are now available from distributor RS, bringing automotive rated sealing performance and design flexibility.

Expanding its interconnect offering targeted at the automotive sector, RS now has two ranges of connection systems from Delphi Automotive, a leading global supplier of technologies for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets.

The first of the Delphi Automotive product lines new to RS stock is the Delphi Weather Pack connector series. These electrical connections are environmentally sealed and are designed to withstand exposure to harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures, chemicals and fluids, commonly found in automotive applications. The devices also feature tin-plated terminals with special core wings, which enable crimp-only connections and thus remove the necessity for soldering. Suitable for both in-line and panel-mount applications, the connector and cavity seals are triple-ribbed and made from self-lubricating silicone.

Also now in stock at RS is the Delphi Metri-Pack connection system. These high-performance connectors come in sealed or unsealed versions and are compatible with processing techniques such as automated pull-to-seat and push-to-seat assembly, dual-stage crimping, load cell crimp inspection and automated part identification and orientation. They offer design flexibility thanks to internationally standardised male blade sizes, ranging from 1.5mm to 8mm, with current capacity between 14 and 60 amps. Sutiable for low energy electronic circuits or power circuit applications, Metri-Pack provides custom-engineered direct connections to motors, switches, and sensors, among other devices. Metri-Pack connector systems with silver interface platings pass the SAE J2030 Heavy-Duty Electrical Connector Standard.

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