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    COnductive vs Non-Conductive Power Connectors

    Hi,

    I was looking for a power connector and i saw the options of Shell Plating to be either Conductive or non-conductive .
    What does it actually mean for the device and user?

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    Re: COnductive vs Non-Conductive Power Connectors

    Hi,

    Give a link to this information.

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    Re: COnductive vs Non-Conductive Power Connectors

    Hi,

    Here u go:

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    Since there a 2 connector types how does the selection affect the connected device power-wise and the safety of the user?

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    Re: COnductive vs Non-Conductive Power Connectors

    Hi,

    I asked for a link.

    Alternatively post the complete datasheet

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    Re: COnductive vs Non-Conductive Power Connectors

    They seem to refer to MIL connectors.

    I don't think that the shell finish has safety impact. An anodized surface hardly provides functional isolation, neither can the classical cadmium plated surface work as protective earth connection, I assume.

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    Re: COnductive vs Non-Conductive Power Connectors

    Here is a link to an amphenol connector.

    On the specs table -> shell Plating: Non-Conductive Black Zinc

    The specific connector can be also -> shell Plating: Conductive Black Zinc

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    Re: COnductive vs Non-Conductive Power Connectors

    This is referring as siad to mil spec connectors, usually D38999 beasties, if your using them for a mil contract, then the finish will be specified, if not pick the one suitable for the design at hand... Used both in the past, mainly olive drab/conductive.
    If you need this type of connector there are plastic bodies connectors that may suffice.

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