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Our Connectors provide outstanding resistance to shock and vibration, surpassing the limits of conventional connector technologies.  In an effort to provide designers with the documented evidence that probe technology is meeting the challenge under these harsh conditions, Contech Research, An independent test and research laboratory, has just completed an extensive study, “Mechanical Shock and Random Vibration Testing.”

These four Smiths Connectors Probes, were evaluated under shock and vibration from 3.14 G’s to 9.26 G’s, exhibited:
  • No evidence of physical damage.
  • No contact interruption greater than 1.0 microsecond.
  • Resistance remained low with an average change of 4.9 mOhms.
Vibration Probes
The requirements for the shock test were that there be no evidence of physical damage to the test samples, no interruption greater than 1.0 microsecond and initial and post test change in low level contact resistance shall be measured and recorded.
Shock Test Results

The requirements for the vibration test were that there be no evidence of damage to the test samples, no contact interruption of greater than 1.0 microsecond and the change in low level contact resistance shall be measured and recorded.
Vibration Test Results
 
Smiths Connectors custom connectors can be found in military and aerospace applications, where designers must consider the effects environments with extreme shock and vibration, such as:
 
  • Radar equipment
  • Night vision goggles
  • Weapon firing mechanisms
  • Bomb detonators
  • Missile radar systems
  • Hand held radios
  • Unmanned vehicles

Click on one of the links below to view the detailed shock and vibration test results