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TE Connectivity Increases Availability of SEACON Micro WET-CON Connectors

Introduces lead-free, RoHS compliant connectors and standard lengths.

SEACON TE Micro WET-CON New Standard Length Product Offer

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced today plans to implement two improvements to its SEACON Micro WET-CON connectors.

  • Lead-Free and RoHS Compliant – In order to meet international standards, TE Connectivity began manufacturing all Micro WET-CON connectors lead-free and Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) compliant starting on March 1, 2018. Previously, customers had to special order products that met these standards. There will be a brief transition period while old inventory is depleted, so customers are advised to specify at the time of ordering if they require RoHS compliant products
  • Convenient Standard Lengths – Effective April 1, 2018, single-ended Micro WET-CON connectors will be available with standard cable lengths in the following sizes: 1m, 2m and 5m cable on inline connectors; 0.5m hook-up wire on bulkhead connectors. Longer lengths can still be ordered on demand. TE will stock its U.S. and U.K. facilities with the standard-length products, which will contribute to decreased lead times. Following April 1, accessories like locking sleeves will be sold separately.

“These improvements will help decrease internal processing times and streamline our manufacturing lines, which will result in faster service and response times for customers,” said Jana Andreas, product manager for connectors and assemblies at TE Marine, Oil & Gas. “We will be able to further decrease lead times by stocking our U.S. and U.K. facilities with the new standard connectors.”

For more information on TE’s SEACON Micro WET-CON connector series, visit the Micro WET-CON page or contact the SEACON US Inside Sales line at +1 619-562-7071.

Learn more about TE’s advanced connectivity solutions for the aerospace, defense, and marine industries.

Visit us at Underwater Defence & Security 2018

Complete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at Underwater Defense & Security 2018 to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the defense market.

When

March 20th to 22nd

Where
Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth, UK

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Come Join us at Oceanology International

Complete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Drop by booth #C100 to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for Oceanographic applications.

When

March 13th to 15th  

Where

London, Excel

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TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON Exhibiting at WWETT 2018

Complete Wastewater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at WWETT 2018, to see our full range of connectivity solutions for marine applications.

When

February 21st – 24th

Where

100 S Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis
IN 46225
USA

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TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON Exhibiting at Underwater Intervention 2018

Complete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at Underwater Intervention 2018, to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for marine applications.

When

February 6th – 8th 

Where

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,
New Orleans, LA,
USA

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HydraElectric Wet-Mate Connectors Provide Rugged, Reliable Cost Effective Subsea Connectivity Solutions

HydraElectric Group

TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON portfolio includes more than 2,500 underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors for complete submerged connectivity systems.  As the oil and gas industry continues to face new challenges with deeper drilling and harsher temperatures and pressures, TE continues to develop new technologies with advanced capabilities, providing more reliable connections.

The HydraElectric wet-mate connector has a modular construction and is available in industry standard panel, bulkhead and stab plate configurations.  Designed for use in electrical and signal distribution networks in subsea control systems, these connectors meet the latest industry standards, including:

  • ISO13628-6 and API 17F-SEAFOM TSD-02
  • Statoil TR2390 Ver2 and Total GS EP SPS 021 Rev.07
  • Ethernet protocols, such as CAN Bus compatibility

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Multiplex (MUX) Connectors Deliver Reliable Terminations for Mission Critical Applications

TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON MUX connectors are based on the successful Metal Shell Series (MSS) and incorporate time proven sealing technology and termination methods for electrical, signal, power and optical communication in mission critical applications. The connectors are primarily used for communication/monitoring and control of subsea Blow Out Preventor (BOP) systems.

Our range of MUX systems consist of 1 atmosphere and positively pressurized connector solutions as well as underwater cable termination systems which consists of the Armor Termination Assembly (ATA) and Breakaway unit.

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Enabling Secure Connections in Subsea Defense Systems

TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON supports deep sea military systems, including submarine and surface ships, littoral water systems and harbor surveillance, through its highly reliable, robust connectivity solutions, such as its wide selection of military connectors.  TE also designs and manufactures a range of electrical, optical and coaxial subsea underwater connectors and penetrators, most customizable to suit the configuration needs of harsh marine applications.

Designed to help meet the specific environmental conditions imposed on connectors in subsea systems, TE’s SEACON OPTI-CON connector range offers interchangeable electric or optic contacts with a wide range of customization options.  OPTI-CON connectors have 5 shell sizes from one 1 to 20 contact configurations and can be oil-filled or over-molded to fit most cable types. The OPTI-CON connector range is available in a variety of fiber types from single-mode to multi-mode and has a pressure rating of 7,500 psi (5,200m water depth).

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HydraLight Optical Wet-Mate Connectors – Rugged Reliability in Mission Critical Applications

HydraLight Connectors

TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON HydraLight optical wet-mate connector enables high performance and reliability in many of the harshest subsea environments. It is offered in a standard 8 way configuration with Ultra Physical Contact (UPC) contacts. Angled Physical Contact (APC) contact configurations are available in 8 / 12 / 24 way.

Over 5,000 HydraLight connectors have been sold worldwide. The connectors that have been installed underwater now have an accumulated operating time in excess of 290 million hours, yielding a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of better than 61 million hours with a 99% confidence level.

Excellent Optical Performance

• Optical coupling within “joined chamber”
• Single-mode or multi-mode optical fiber
• Average single-mode insertion loss of better than 0.2dB (0.5dB max)
• Average single-mode back-reflection of better than -50dB over mate-cycle life (min of -30dB)

Robust Design

• Oil-filled and pressure balanced
• Qualified to 7,000m (23,000ft)
• Synthetic mineral oil compensation fluid
• Field-proven sealing mechanisms

Compatible

• Seawater compatible internals and elastomers
• ROV operable interface
• SEACON MKII Pressure Balanced Oil Filled (PBOF) hose

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Metal Shell Series (MSS) Offers Technical Advances for Subsea Operating Systems

As subsea systems operate in increasingly challenging environments, TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON group has improved its connectors to help meet the demands. TE’s commitment to technological advancements across its SEACON product lines has led to improvements across its 25 product ranges, 30,000 connector types and configurations, and thousands of customized connectors for electrical, electrical-optical hybrid, wet-mate and dry-mate connectors.

One of the many products TE has continued to evolve is its SEACON MSS line. Used in high-power motors, submersible pumps, subsea electronic module (SEM) control units, drilling systems and umbilical links for remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), the MSS connector is highly versatile to adapt to systems that require multiple applications through a single interface. MSS connectors can withstand full ocean depth pressure and are fully ruggedized to ease handling and deployment. Manufactured from 316 Stainless Steel as standard with Glass Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) inserts, these connectors are adaptable to custom strength terminations and have a wide range of customizable configurations.

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