Rapid Mate Connectors

These connectors provide the ease and reliability of HotShoe style mating with the added benefit of integral filtering.

Rapid Mate connectors offer mating via spring loaded, compliant contacts. This method provides rapid connection with low mating force and allows for some misalignment during mating. These contacts also provide positive mating force to ensure reliable connection.

API can design a filtered, Rapid Mate connector, specifically for each application, providing the advantages of HotShoe style mating with required filtering to ensure system functionality in electronic interference prone environments.

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

  • Custom filtering
  • 100% tested before shipment
  • Rugged and reliable
  • Resists sand, dust, and water
  • Low, flexible mating force
 
  • Military and commercial communication systems
  • Thermal and ambient light imaging cameras
  • Docking stations
  • Scanners
Filter Designation

Filter

Circuits

Capacitance 3 dB Max Cut-off Frequency (MHz) Working Voltage DC Minimum Insertion Loss - Decibals (dB)
50 Ohm system per MIL-STD-220 (no load)
Value Tol. MHz 10 MHz 20 MHz 50 MHz 100 MHz 200 MHz 500 MHz 1,000 MHz
A C 68pF ±20% 77 100V - - - - - 3 10 16
B 100pF ±20% 53 100V - - - - 1 6 14 19
C 135pF +100/-0% 23 100V - - - 1 5 10 16 20
D 470pF ±20% 11 100V - - 2 7 13 19 25 27
E 820pF ±20% 6 100V - 2 6 12 18 24 30 33
F 1000pF ±20% 5 100V - 3 7 14 20 26 32 35
G 1500pF ±20% 3.5 100V 1 4 10 16 22 29 36 37
H 2500pF +100/-0% 1.3 100V 5 11 17 23 29 35 38 40
I 100pF +100/-0% 0.8 100V 9 15 21 27 34 38 42 46
J Insulated 10pF Max 635 100V - - - - - - - -
K Grounded Insert         - - - - - - - -
L Pi 68pF ±20% 65 100V - - - - 1 6 17 23
M 100pF ±20% 46 100V - - - - 2 9 22 26
N 135pF +100/-0% 25 100V - - - 1 6 17 26 34
O 470pF ±20% 11 100V - - - 9 18 22 36 43
P 820pF ±20% 6 100V - - 4 13 23 31 45 52
Q 1000pF ±20% 5 100V - 2 7 16 24 36 51 59
R 1700pF +100/-0% 1.9 100V 1 6 14 28 35 49 64 69
S 2500pF +100/-0% 1.3 50V 4 9 16 28 41 54 70 70
T 5000pF +100/-0% 0.7 100V 9 15 28 41 53 66 70 70