SnapTac connectors offer designers of military systems improved signal integrity, IP67 sealing and the robustness required for use in extreme environments. SnapTac connectors combine the high-reliability hyperboloid contact technology with the mechanical features of a spring-loaded contact.
The connectors have been designed for high-speed data-audio-video transmission by upgrading commercial Ethernet, USB, IEEE 1394 interconnect to Mil Spec performance. SnapTac products can satisfy even the most demanding of design requirements, offering quick and easy mating and unmating with hardware coding to avoid mis-matching, and IP67 sealing, both when mated and unmated. SnapTac connectors are compact in size and provide a reduced weight.
The connector family incorporates full line EMI shielding and uses the HyperSpring connector technology to ensure low contact resistance and hence excellent signal integrity. SnapTac connectors also provide for high robustness throughout their lifetime. They provide an inherent self-cleaning wiping action, eliminating the need for a protection cap, while the nature of the electrical contacts also substantially reduces contact fretting for increased reliability.
Available in both circular and rectangular form factors, SnapTac connectors combine a Hypertac socket placed between the barrel and the plunger of a common spring-loaded contact. This means that separate structures provide the physical spring action and the electrical conduction function, allowing Hypertac to employ two different materials to optimize the physical and electrical performance of the connector. In particular this reduces ohmic losses and eliminates the inductive effects that can be caused by the coiled topology of a spring contact.