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All of the photos you see here are special interfaces we've built for our customers.
1 - In the photo you see at the right, two pigtail cables provide an interface for circular connectors. Separate circular and DB9 male connectors are mounted on standoffs. The pigtails flow under the board and connect to the test point pads underneath. The flexibility of pigtails make them a good choice when the cable under test is large, heavy, or unwieldy.
You may purchase the CB8 board and ask an in-house technician to mount your custom connectors, or ask us for a quotation to configure and test a CB8 for you.
2 - We built this interface for a customer who needed to test a complex multi-headed telecom cable consisting of fourteen 64-pin Centronics-style connectors. This CableEye unit has seven expansion modules to provide 896 test points.
3 - Here, you see how a circular connector is supported by standoffs and wired to the underside of the board.
4 - The DB15 connector mounted to this CB8 has a CAMI Connector Protector attached (the device with the blue plastic insulator). A Connector Protector looks like a mini gender changer but does not change the gender. It absorbs the wear of repeated cable insertion and can be replaced in seconds when the pins become intermittent or break.
5 - In this photo, you see two DIN8 connectors are mounted to the surface and a miniDIN9 connector recessed into the board and wired from below.
6 - The blue-green wires you see here are actually miniature coaxial cables that mount to a mixed pin Dshell connector at the end of the pigtail. Note the individual flying leads available for power and ground connections.
7 - We specified a custom-machined Delrin block to support the long gray and black connectors on the left side of this fixture. These unusual connectors were designed to be embedded in PLA control housings and would not have withstood the continuous testing that the customer required for their cables without this extra support. The right side of their test cables have either standard dual-row sockets, or bare wires, necessitating the pushpin blocks you see on the right.
8 - These large, 56-pin Elco connectors easily mount to our CB8 board, which can support connectors with up to 64 pins. 24-gauge red wire link each pin to one of the terminal pads on the board. For larger pin counts, our CB30 board (Item 760, similar in design to the CB8) can support up to 128 pins.
9 - We designed this special arrangement to handle a wiring harness that included weatherproof connectors, battery terminals, and single-conductor rubber-insulated high voltage leads.
10 - The black connector and its mate are one-of-a-kind connectors designed for a specific automotive test application. An FR4 fiberglass sheet may be placed over exposed wiring to protect it from damage and insulate it from the surroundings for high voltage testing.
11 - These 8W8 connectors contain eight coaxial conductors mounted in a DB37-size shell, an unusual arrangement requiring a pair of these custom-built interface boards.
12 - A harness assembly board (top piece) is placed over a mating harness board prior to testing. Click this image, or here
, for additional explanation about wire harness testing.
13 - This complex wire harness connects instruments in the cockpit control panel of a small aircraft. Click this image, or here
, to see the custom harness interface we built to test it.
14 - We will design custom plug-in boards for CableEye to meet your exact test requirements. If you prefer, we can also provide you with the routing and layout information to create the design in-house.
In these photos, you see four of a series of ten custom CB boards we designed for one of our customers. Contact us for a quotation on any custome interface development that you need.
15 - We designed the CB30B daughter board shown here to mount on the CB30 board to interface the Cannon DL-156 ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors. This 384-point CableEye system provides three 64-pin banks for each connector. The CB30 board can also be configured for Cannon DL-96 and DL-60 connectors.
The connector graphic for the DL-156 appears below.