12.20.2007 08:18 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
BTX to show MaxBlox at ISE 2008

BTX Technologies has announced its show plans for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, Jan. 29-31, 2008. Central to the company’s display in Booth C67 will be the MaxBlox EZ Termination System, an assortment of hardware designed for secure, solderless installation of many common wall plate connectors. Among the MaxBlox series products to be featured at ISE are the CD-MX15, CD-MX9 and CA-MX35 connectors.

The MaxBlox CD-MX15, available in male and female versions, is a cable and panel-mount, high-density 15-pin (HD15) VGA connector that accommodates wire diameters 0.12in-0.50in and can be panel-mounted as standalone connectors or cable mounted with an optional clamshell hood.

For nine-pin D-sub connectors, the MaxBlox CD-MX9 features a new design that allows installers to terminate a DB9 connector using only a screwdriver. When mounted in the optional BTX CD0MX915 hood, these connectors slide into place and lock without any tools. Optimized for use in any RS-232 or RS-422 application, the DB9 connectors are manufactured by BTX with Phoenix Contact terminal blocks. They are also available in HD15 male and female versions for VGA applications.

The newest addition to the MaxBlox series is the CA-MX35, a solderless 3.5mm stereo connector that fits in a standard half-inch, D-style punch. Ideal for computer audio and designed to save time and money, the easy to terminate CA-MX35 solderless panel-mount connector eliminates soldering with a Phoenix Contact terminal block in place of the solder tabs. This patent-pending connector rear mounts to a plate or panel.

BTX is also introducing the CD-MX915HH, a half-hood that allows side-by-side mounting of multiple D-sub connectors to a plate or panel for efficient, high-density installations with proper strain relief.

For more information, visit www.btx.com.

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