Amphenol Alden PL-500FI Pulse-Lok® Connectors

The Amphenol Alden PL-500FI series auto-coupling connector is ideal for front-panel instrumentation and hand-held equipment. The waterproof connector has chemical resistant housing, up to 5000 mating cycles, and is designed to meet the efficient packaging demands of portable electronic devices.

These connectors feature Pulse-Lok auto-latch and mating confirmation and offer up to 14 contact positions. The PL-500FI connectors offer a miniature 0.520-inch diameter circular shell and can withstand a minimum of 5000 mating cycles with standard contacts. These connectors are waterproof and operate at a temperature range of -40ºC to +105ºC. The PL-500FI connectors can be sterilized by steam sterilization, gamma sterilization, and Ethylene Oxide (EtO) sterilization methods.


  • Pulse-Lok auto-latch/mating confirmation
  • Miniature 0.520-inch diameter circular shell
  • Up to 14 contact positions
  • 14 standard color combinations
  • Multiple and proprietary keying options
  • Available as an overmolded cable assembly
  • Custom configurations available
  • Waterproof (IP67 rated)
  • Steam, EtO, and gamma sterilizable
  • Chemical resistant housing
  • Up to 5000 mating cycles (with standard contacts)
  • Factory terminated and overmolded cable assemblies for enhanced flex and strain relief


  • Electrical:
    • 5000 cycles minimum mating life
    • <10mΩ contact resistance
  • Mechanical:
    • 5K maximum mating cycles
    • Retention force:
      • 15lbs. minimum mated connectors
      • 25lbs. typical cable to connector
      • 35lbs. minimum backshell to connector housing styles
      • 0.115-inch to 0.250-inch cable diameter range
  • Material:
    • Nylon 12 connector housing
    • Thermoplastic rubber flex reliefs
    • Brass/BeCu contacts
    • Gold plate per MIL-G-45204
  • Environmental:
    • -40°C to 105°C operating temperature
    • IP67 moisture resistance
    • Gamma, EtO, and autoclave sterilizable
    • Common or cleaning solvents chemical resistance
Publicado: 2008-04-30 | Atualizado: 2022-03-11