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  • Eclipta Edge Card Technology
  • High Mating Cycle Life
  • PCB Connection
  • Plug & Play Design
  • Quick, Intuitive Mating

Eclipta connector series addresses the medical market need for a reliable interconnect system with short lead-time and minimal cost. Eclipta easy assembly and high density interconnect design make it ideal for use with mapping and ablation cathethers, RF generators, home healthcare devices, value medical systems and many other disposable medical devices.

Eclipta connector incorporates an innovative, double-ended, edge card contact system featuring a PCB as the contact on the disposable connector side. This eliminates the cost of the contact system on that side. In addition, its plug and play design provides effortless termination and virtually eliminates the potential contact damage associated with the termination process.
Additional benefits include mass termination of catheter wires directly to the PCB in the disposable and reusable sides, scalability, customization, and the possibility to be re-worked on the reusable side.

Eclipta Disposable Receptacle Eclipta Edge Card
Disposable Receptacle with Reusable Plug Disposable Plug with Reusable Receptacle Edge Card Technology (used in reusable)

Eclipta Features & Benefits

Eclipta Edge Card Technology

  • Double-ended edge card contact design
  • Mates to pc board on the disposable connector side
  • US Patent # 8727795 B2

High Mating Cycle Life

  • Minimum 2,500 mating cycles
  • Increases Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of reusable side
Plug and Play Design
  • Minimized assembly time and inventory costs
  • Rugged plug mates either to disposable device or directly to the system
  • Embedded electronics allows for greater design flexibility

PCB Connection

  • Fine pitch edge card contacts allow for smaller footprint in medical equipment
  • Finger-proof for patient & medical personnel safety, while eliminating bent pin damage
  • Effortless termination
  • Tolerates standard sterilization protocols: Autoclave, EtO, Sterrad®
  • Embedded electronics allows for greater design flexibility

Quick, Intuitive Mating

  • Unique connector shape & available keying ensures correct mating in fast-paced medical environments
  • Simple push-button active latch prevents inadvertent unmating and provides audible feedback
Technical Characteristics
Number of Contacts 34
Contact Pitch 0.60 mm staggered contact spacing
Mating/Unmating Force (34 contacts) Mating force = 8.5 lbs max, unmating force = 7.0 lbs max
Mating cycle life (reusable side) Up to 2,500
Storage/Processing Temperature Range (unmated) -40°C to +135°C (100°C max for disposable receptacle)
Operating Temperature Range -10°C to +65°C*
Sterilization (reusable side) Steam autoclave, EtO, Sterrad®1 (20 cycles each)
Fingerproof (reusable side) Meets the requirements of IEC 60601-1 (tested per ANSI/IEC 60529-2004)
IP rating IP30 unmated (reusable side only)
Meets the requirements if IEC 60601-1 (tested per ANSI/IEC 60529-2004
RoHS Compliant
Current rating
(at room temperature ~25°C)
0.5 A per contact (2.0 A for single contact) see derating curves on the following pages
Contact resistance < 40 mΩ per contact (average values, measured after testing – see test report for details)
Insulation resistance > 5000 MΩ @ 500 VDC
DWV (Dielectric Withstanding Voltage) 550 VDC
Material & Finishes  
Contacts BeCu, selective gold over nickel plating
Insulator LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer)
Connector body Plugs and reusable receptacle: Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU)
Disposable receptacles: Polycarbonate (PC)
  Note: 1) Sterrad® is a registered trademark of Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), division of Ethicon US, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson Company.