The Amphenol Diode Connector offers the versatility of a standard connector, with transient protection for sensitive circuits, such as TTL Lines.Transients in electrical circuits caused by a sudden release of stored energy can originate within or outside of the circuit and may be repeatable or random. Regardless of frequency or origin, transient caused failures generated by load switching, lightning, electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) can destroy unprotected IC components.
Compatible with present filter connector assembly procedures, diodes can stand alone or can be combined in series with filters. Internal housing of the diode offers weight and space savings over other protection methods available today, and eliminates costly and bulky exterior suppression mechanisms in appropriate situations. Diodes are presently available in contact sizes 22 and 20.
Transient protection can be provided in receptacle, plug or adapter configurations. These connectors are intermateable and intermountable with the following MIL-Specs: