Blind mate connectors address alignment issues
By Canadian SecurityProducts CCTV
Blind mate connectors simplify RF signal interface between devices or units that may not be in linear alignment. Standard blind mate connectors are available from several manufactures, but some applications with diverse mechanical or electrical properties require a custom design.
Aviel Electronics, a division of RF Industries, offers custom blind mate connectors for specific applications. General design features include a non-threaded push-on connector interface for touch-less mating. One end of the pair provide a floating, spring mounted body that moves independent of the flange mount to ensure reliable electrical contact, even with some mechanical misalignment. The blind mate pair shown offer good electrical performance up to 4Ghz with bodies manufactured from stainless steel and female contacts from beryllium copper. Aviel can design and fabricate custom blind mate connectors up to 40Ghz using a variety of materials and mechanical mounting techniques.
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