APEX connectors are designed to provide optimum performance in small I/O test and measurement applications. APEX connector modules are unmatched for strength, stability and performance when compared to the typical molded plastic alternatives. APEX aluminum back shells are designed to truly withstand the rigors of real-life applications. When performance and reliability are your primary metrics, APEX is the right choice.
APEX is available in a variety of configurations, offering HD signal, coax and power options.
APEX Signal Contacts are Stronger
At the heart of the APEX performance is MAC Panel’s unique 1mm signal contact. With a 1mm cross section it offers superior electrical performance over the traditional standard 0.6mm contacts and is significantly stronger; in fact, more than 400% stronger, making it far less susceptible to damage in real world applications.
From 1 to 360
APEX Supports any number of signal contact densities – from 1 all the way up to 360.
96 Signal Contacts
156 Signal Contacts
216 Signal Contacts
260 Signal Contacts
360 Signal Contacts
More Than Just Signal
Signal + Power + Coax
APEX Hybrid offers the ability to utilize our signal, power, and coaxial contacts all in one footprint.
provides 5 amps, continuous
Micro-power contact – 25 amps continuous
Mini-power contacts – 50 amps continuous
Micro-coax contact – 2 GHZ 50 ohms
Mini-coax contact- up to 1.5 GHZ 50 ohms
Receives up to 80 signal contacts.
Combination of up to 20 micro coax and power contacts
Receives up to 220 signal contacts.
Combination of up to 20 mini coax and power contacts
Available in Crimp and PCB Mount
All APEX styles have the ability to have their contacts to terminate via Crimp or PCB. If PCB is necessary, the plug/socket will come populated with their signal contacts.
If a hybrid solution (either the 80/20 or 220/20) is required, the power and/or coaxial contacts will still need to be crimped. The customer supplied board will need a cutout for the power and/or coaxial patch cords to pass through. We also recommend the use of headers to enable simple signal contact replacement. (Review the assembly sheet below for more information.)
Example of an APEX PCB Assembly
Rugged, Aluminum Backshells
Watch the video below to see what kind of beating the APEX backshell can take.
Cabling is fed through the backshell at 180 degrees (straight through).
Cabling is fed through the backshell at a 90 degree angle so that it comes through the bottom of the backshell.
Easy Maintenance & Lifelong Value
Ease of Assembly and Maintenance
All styles allow ease of assembly by incorporating a cable clamp that remains in place when the cover is removed. This simplifies assembly and maintenance.
Additionally, to ease the strain of use on the termination points of a crimped APEX socket or plug, you have the option of using a strain relief bracket as shown in the photo.
What Does Your APEX Look Like?
With its strong, rugged and robust design, APEX is the choice for “Real Life” test and measurement applications.
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