ShrinkMate connector uses a polymer thick-film silver ink to coat the inside diameter of the heat-shrink tubing, eliminating electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) problems on data, signal and power lines. The connector provides a circumferential connection around the shielding of the cable and the butt of the connector, which eliminates cable-to-connector leakage (a major source of EMC problems) and soldering of braided shielding. The commercial rating of the shield is 40 to 82 dB at frequencies of 30 MHz to 1 GHz. Operating temperature range is -55 to +135C, heat shrink diameters range from 3/64 to 5 inches, and the standard shrink ratio is 2:1. For custom applications, 3:1 and 4:1 ratios are also available.
Methode Development Co.