TE Connectivity’s low profile, SMT releasable poke-in wire connector

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TE Connectivity’s low profile, SMT releasable poke-in wire connector accommodates multiple design requirements with 1, 2 & 3 position connector configurations. The releasable poke-in wire connector features an integral conductor release mechanism, recessed below the top side of the connector and cannot be compromised or broken during multiple insertion and release cycles. Ideal for LED lighting applications, these surface mount releasable poke-in connectors accept 18 to 22 gauge solid and stranded conductors and are tape and reel packaged for high speed SMT processing. The Side by side stackable design on 4 mm spacing supports higher connection variations, minimizes part number inventory and lowers production costs.

Potential Application:

  • Linear and circular LED modules
  • Metering and lighting control terminal block connections
  • Power to contact boards in applications and building equipment

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Let Gopher and BUD customize your boxes

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Gopher Electronics & Bud Industries are two outstanding companies pleased to supply enclosures and boxes for just about anything you can design. Every project needs to be in an  enclosure for appearance, protection and safety.  Contact Gopher Electronics where a knowledgeable sales specialist will guide you to a reasonable and cost-effective solution.  Gopher can supply a basic box for you.  Imagine, however, receiving an enclosure with all of the holes, openings, color, labels, etc. already perfectly completed and ready for Point-of-Use.  Or even better, have your project fully assembled by Gopher.  All we need is your drawing, print, BOM or idea to get started.

Bud’s new high impact-resistant PTQ Series boxes are made of Polycarbonate with 10% Fiberglass. They are good for rugged use, both indoors and out.  The PTQ Series boxes have a continuous gasket; carry ratings of IP67NEMA 4X and 6; have stainless steel latches and hinges; either an opaque or clear lid, with 10 sizes available. Bud can make modifications to suit your application.

 Let’s work together to ‘Box-In’ your design and ‘Box-Out‘ the competition!

The Flexible Printed Circuit – More Than Just a Good Look

A few decades ago, you could judge how powerful, important and advanced a machine was by how many unsightly wires, tubes and lights protruded from it. Over the years, however, technology has become smaller and cleaner, and manufacturers and inventors would be wise to keep that in mind when creating new products. The flexible printed circuit is a key tool in this effort. It is a very versatile piece of electronic equipment that can solve quite a few different problems, and you can find it here at Gopher Electronics.
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Honeywell Pressure Switches

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Honeywell Pressure Switches are designed to reduce total cost of ownership and to help protect operators and critical equipment subsystems. Their life cycle rating of up to 2 million, IP67 sealing and high burst pressures make them some of the most durable switches in the industry. These pressure switches are durable, reliable electromechanical gauge pressure on/off switches that are available with either single pole single throw (SPST) normally open or normally closed circuitry, or single pole double throw (SPDT) circuitry.

A wide selection of ports, electrical terminations and compatibility with a variety of media, allow for use in most industrial and transportation applications, simplify the design-in process, eliminate tooling costs and reduce manufacturing labor costs.

The Honeywell Pressure Switch portfolio consists of:

  • High Pressure Premium, HP Series
  • High Pressure Economy, HE Series
  • Medium Pressure Economy, ME Series
  • Low Pressure Premium, LP Series
  • Low Pressure Economy, LE Series

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ebm-papst for all your cooling needs


The 4000N, 4000Z, and 4600X axial fan series offer multiple potential solutions for meeting your air moving requirements, allin the same 119mm x 38mm footprint. All 3 series offer durable all-metal construction andan ambient temperature range extending from a frigid -40oF to as high as a sweltering 185oF. Choose your air flow direction, mounting hole size and from a range of air flow rates – all within the same form factor.

4000N/4000Z/4600X Product Highlights:

  • All-metal construction (housing and rotor/blades)
  • Optional IP55 protection available
  • Used in a wide variety of markets including Industrial, Heating, Commercial Refrigeration, and Ventilation, just to name a few

…and if you like these series but are looking for a more energy efficient option, you will love our ACi4400 series!  With  the same 119mm x 38mm footprint, the ACi4400 series reduces energy consumption up to 75% compared to conventional AC fans. This leads to an impressive cost savings over the entire service life, which is 60% longer than the 4600X (for example). This series is now available with IP65 protection as well! Supplying the right solution, no matter what the need – that’s what makes ebm-papst the engineer’s choice.

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TE Connectivity’s IP68 waterproof micro USB 2.0 connectors

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TE Connectivity (TE) introduces its IP68 waterproof micro USB 2.0 connector, an upgrade to the IP57 splash-proof model, to provide stronger protection for today’s smaller and thinner mobile devices against the ingression of water and solid objects such as dust.

TE’s waterproof micro USB connectors use a metal injection molded (MIM) shell to achieve the IP68 standard. The stainless steel metal injected shell replaces the traditional stamped and formed shell — which typically contains a lot of holes and is less usable for waterproof connectors — to provide best possible strength against wrenching and false insertion and reduce the shell height by 0.3mm.

Key Applications:

  • Home Electronic Devices
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Wearable Devices

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Carling L-Series Rocker Switches

The Carling technologies L-Series rocker switch is an innovative IP67 front panel sealed product offering total design flexibility, while at the same time setting new standards for performance and reliability. These single or double pole switches feature a broad choice of actuator styles, colors, and lenses. Their versatile design features include a neatly proportioned size that fits into an industry standard mounting hole of 1.734 x .867 (44mm x 22mm), countless unique choices for ratings, circuits, colors, illuminations and laser etched legends. They have up to twelve terminals offering an extensive range of switch and lamp circuit options, including LED or incandescent illumination. Additionally, an optional plug-in terminal connector enables pre-wiring of wire harness.
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Typical Applications:
  • Construction machinery
  • Agricultural equipment
  • On-highway transportation equipment
Performance Features
  • IP67 certified sealed front panel components
  • Withstands temperatures from -40°C to +85°C
  • Vibration, shock, thermoshock, moisture and salt spray resistant
Carling Technologies has improved their website with an updated design and features that will make your visit more enjoyable. New features and materials include:
  • Mega-Navigation Menu
  • Mobile Friendly Layout
  • Company Profile Video
  • Company History

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Honeywell potentiometers

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Built on the trusted Clarostat and Honeywell legacies of high quality, high-performance position sensing, Honeywell potentiometers (also known in the industry as POTS) convert rotary motion into a change of resistance, supplying a smooth transition of voltage or current levels, then used to control position movement in a wide variety of applications.

All Honeywell potentiometers are built for rugged, long-lasting rotational performance – in some cases more than a million cycles. Potentiometers are available in cermet, wirewound, metal, plastic, or combination packages, sealed against dust or moisture, and sized to fit into tight spaces. A variety of terminations and flexible mounting options are available to meet your needs.

Potential Applications:

  • Electric vehicles
  • Forklifts
  • Manual controls (joysticks, panel dials, throttles)
  • Medical
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Personal mobility
  • Telecom
  • Welding/Heating

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Honeywell’s Limitless™ Wireless Pressure Sensors

Honeywell Limitless™ Wireless Pressure Sensors, WPS Series is a WPAN 802.15.4 compliant wireless point-to-point (P2P) device that will easily integrate into new or pre-existing instrumentation systems. It has a variety of remote or built-in antenna options. The WPS series also features a rugged, plastic enclosure, corrosion-resistant construction, and is suitable for outdoor applications in harsh environments due to its IP67 sealed enclosure. Its 316L stainless steel pressure port has a Hastelloy® C-276 pressure diaphragm, making it resilient to the harshest of process media. The direct- or remote-mount antenna options add flexibility for adaptation to different applications.                                                                                                                                                               Potential Industrial Applications:
  • Equipment health monitoring
  • Gauge placement
  • Irrigation water pressure monitoring
  • Leak detection (detection of pressure drop)
  • Liquid level sensing (corrosive or non-corrosive)
  • Process monitoring of important pressures
  • Process pump failure monitoring
  • Safety shower and eye wash monitoring
  • Tank level monitoring (water or corrosive liquids)
  • Well head monitoring

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