Amphenol introduce the Terrapin, the new generation of SCE connectors, at DVD Exhibition, last year. Intended for harsh environment applications and used extensively in soldier communications, Amphenol Terrapin is a miniature series of circular push-pull connectors.  

Within a rugged shell design Terrapin offers superior EMC performance and high environmental sealing to IP68. Resilient in severe battlefield situations the RoHS compliant black-silver plating is both low-lustre and corrosion resistant. Featuring an optional locking mechanism, multiple shell sizes with up to 37 contacts and suitability for overmoulding, Terrapin is the preferred choice for miniature connectors in military and other harsh environment applications.

Its main improvments are:

  • RoHS Compliant Soldering (to 460oC)
  • Improved Temperature Rating (-55 to +125oC)
  • Improved Thermal Shock and Temp Endurance
  • Improved Sealing after soldering (IP68 1hr @ 2m) but greater sealing available on request.
  • Reduced Leadtime
  • Standardisation of Components
  • Easier soldering due to reduced backshell length giving better access to solder buckets
  • Suitability for Flow Solder

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