ESD Protected Connectors

Protection from Electrostatic Discharge

filter ESDAmphenol has developed circular and rectangular connectors which protect sensitive components from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) without diodes, varistors, gas tubes, or "experimental" semi-conductive materials.

These connectors utilize the Faraday Cage principle to shunt electro­static discharge events to the conductive enclosure on which the con­nector is mounted, thus never allowing the high voltage, high current discharge event to reside on any contacts.

The ESD protected connectors have the same physical envelope as their standard counterparts, and do not require special mounting or ter­minating techniques. All of the contacts remain fully functional, and electrical characteristics such as capacitance are not effected.