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Electrical connectors

Electrical connectors

Electrical current produces heat, and the connectors, wires and other infrastructure used to direct the flow of electricity must withstand persistent exposure to elevated temperatures. Furthermore, given the potential hazards should electrical systems fail, how a material behaves during a failure is vitally important. And as electrical components find their way into more everyday applications, miniaturization, thin walls and reliable molding and processability become increasingly important.

Electrical and electronic applications

  • Household electrical devices
  • Unattended appliances
  • PV panels

Automotive applications

  • Hybrid and electric auto batteries
  • Multicircuit systems
  • EV charger plugs and face covers
  • Airbag housings• Interface modules
  • Automotive onboard component sensors

Benefits

  • High electrical tracking resistance (CTI)
  • High dielectric strength
  • Electrical insulating properties
  • Excellent flow
  • Chemical resistance
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Non-halogenated V-0 flame ratings
  • Excellent mechanical strength
  • Excellent ductility
  • Good long-term heat stability
  • Colorable at the press
  • Superior GWIT
  • Low contact corrosion

Polyamide 66 vs. next-best resins

PA66 offers the best balance of performance and overall system cost. Our white paper compares nylon 6,6 to the next-best resins — and shows why it comes out on top.

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