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LHZ Series, Modular Connectors with High Speed Contacts

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Product description

Smiths Interconnect LHZ Series is a flat floating connector mixing power, signal, coaxial and high speed contacts, designed especially for the transmission of Ethernet high-speed signals required in harsh environment railway applications.

High speed contacts are available in Twinax, Triax and Quadrax versions. The inner contact uses the Hypertac® hyperboloid technology and offers excellent reliability, even under high levels of shock and vibration. The contact system meets the requirements of Ethernet Class F (CAT 7). It is compliant with IEE802.3 and achieves more than 1.2 GHz. Cables of an impedance of 100, 120 and 150 Ω, and of sizes from 6.5 mm to 13 mm diameter can be used.

Features & Benefits:

Superior Design
  • Technology designed especially for the transmission of Ethernet high-speed signals required in harsh environment railway applications.
  • Design combining the benefits of the hyperboloid technology with a ruggedised shell housing.
  • Modular design: Twinax, Triax and Quadrax versions
  • Performances meeting the evolutions of the railway industry requirements: signal frequencies of more than 1.2 GHz

Hypertac® Hyperboloid Contact System
  • Reduced cost of ownership through unrivalled contact performance and reliability
  • Shock and vibration proofed: use of the 1.02mm hyperboloid socket contact
  • Mixed power, signal, coaxial and high speed contacts

Enhanced Functionality
  • Ruggedised connector: 1 million balancing cycles testing
  • Easy cabling mounting: cabling process designed with R&D teams of the main rolling stock manufacturers. Cables used: 100, 120 or 150 Ω
  • Male and female modules are interchangeable
  • Design for use of standard existing tools: crimp tool and positioner


Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect


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Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defence, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, wireless telecommunications, and industrial markets.

Smiths Interconnect is the supplier of choice for safe, efficient and reliable connectivity in railway applications. Our experience in high performance connector solutions, antenna systems, RF components and cable assemblies for rolling stock, signaling and infrastructure results in customer-driven, reliable solutions for our customers.

Our technology brands (EMC, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, RF Labs, Sabritec, TECOM, and TRAK) are synonymous with exceptional performance whenever a technologically advanced, high quality solution is required to ensure reliability and safety.

Smiths Interconnect is part of Smiths Group plc, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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