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Souriau 8STA electrical connectors for motorsport, autosport, UAV and communication

The Souriau 8STA range of circular connectors manufactured by Eaton will perform reliably under extreme conditions and are designed especially for applications where high performance, small size and light weight are key. Typical applications will include Motorsport and UAV engine control units, portable communications equipment, and compact data acquisition systems. The 8STA Size 01 is the smallest circular connector available with three #26 removable contacts and is the perfect solution for size and weight reduction in extreme vibration environments.

The connector range features 13 shell sizes with up to 128 contacts from 3 amps to 200 amps, and 6 or 7 colour coded keyway orientations. Both the free and panel-mount shell styles incorporate a compact integrated back shell for a heat shrink boot and the fixed halves are available with dual or space saving single hole panel-mount fixing. The quick 1/3 turn locking mechanism  has clearly visible colour indicators that show when the connector is fully locked, while quick-release and blind-mate versions are available where access is restricted.  

The Souriau 8STA series shares the same materials and design features as larger Mil-Spec connectors such as the popular D38999 and is rated for an operational temperature range of -55°C to +175°C, 500 mating cycles, 300g shock for 3ms (EIA-364-27) and vibration of 147m/s2 at 10 to 2000Hz. There is a choice of rugged plated aluminium or un-plated composite bodies to provide long service in the harshest environments and standard mated connectors are sealed to IP67. Optional special inserts provide resistance to immersion in fuel without loss of performance while hermetic versions provide reliable barrier and feedthrough sealing when un-mated. 
The gold-plated removable contacts are the same as supplied with high-reliability Military connectors and are designed for high levels of vibration. Crimp contacts share the same readily available assembly tooling requirements while pcb solder styles can also be specified and high-density layouts provide additional pin counts without increase in connector shell size. 8STA high-power single-pole contact arrangements will accommodate up to 200A, making them particularly suitable for compact EV power distribution applications. 
Lane Electronics are an added value “assembling distributor” for Eaton’s high performance Souriau 8STA circular connectors. Lane’s online shop features up to date availability and pricing information and the company has to hand a wide range of piece parts in stock, to allow specific connector assembly to order with very short lead times. Lane Electronics can also supply 8STA connectors modified to customer’s exact requirements on very short lead times in their in-house machine shop on very short lead times and with no MOQ’s on stocked items. Lane Electronics can supply a clinch-nut shell option and also complementary light weight protective caps, gaskets and nut plates are available from their sister company Weald Electronics. Lane Electronics, a leading franchised distributor for many of the industry’s major electrical and electronic connector manufacturers, is an ideal source for all key connector types including circular, filtered, RF / coaxial, sub – miniature, backshells and adaptors, D connectors, aerospace, test & measurement, IDC, PCB connectors, edge connectors and connectors for rack and panel applications.

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