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  • Mixed signal, power, data and fiber optic contacts
  • IP68 heavy duty aluminum shell
  • Suitable for EN Railway cables
  • Removable and interchangeable modules
  • Complete solution with cable

Smiths Connectors F Series is rectangular modular coupler designed to secure signal transmissions in the sensitive area located between coaches of all types of rail vehicles, from high speed trains to metros and trams. 

The F series is equipped with modular inserts offering a combination of fibre optics, high speed Ethernet twinax or quadrax, power and standard hyperboloid signal contacts. The connector's ruggedized aluminium shell guarantees an excellent resistance to the high levels of shocks and vibrations on-board rail vehicles. It also meets the requirements of harsh environments in terms of corrosion resistance (500 hours minimum) and sealing (IP66 according to CEI60529).

The coupler range accepts multi-wires rigid cables and a large range of adapted shielded or unshielded cable glands enabling strong mechanical endurance under vibration The connector also guarantees a high level of mechanical endurance of the cables (up to 1 million swaying cycles) through the use of anchoring cable glands.

The F series range comes into 2 product lines:

  • FH, a 200x200cm connector with 4 screws for locking system
  • FG, a 90x90cm connector with 2 screws for locking system

Materials and Finishes

Housing Aluminum Alloy
Insulator Polycarbonate UL94V0
Contacts Brass
Contact Plating Gold over nickel
 

Electrical

Contact Diameter Ø 1 mm to Ø 7 mm
Contact Resistance 0.30 mΩ to 7 mΩ
Current Rating 5A to 260A
Voltage Rating 60V to 650V
 

Mechanical

Mating Cycles 500
Balancing Cycles > 1 000 000
Temperature Range -40°C +100°C
Protection Level IP66, IP67, IP68
All specifications are subject to change without notice