The Sorion 16F30D is fully compliant with ISO15031-3.6. This standard details both the vehicle connector physical dimensions and the requirements of the diagnostics connector.
Vehicle Fit J1962 compliant with ISO15031-3.6
Why a ruggedised connector, when the standard vehicle fit suppliers provide J1962 plugs?
The answer is reliability.
Where cycle time is critical in the factory, it is essential that the diagnostics connector makes every time, week after week without fail. Sorion DuraconTM connectors are designed to provide 80,000 - 100,000 operations in the harsh shop-floor environment. The connector is mechanically latched in place picking up on the vehicle connectors latching lug, to release the 16F30D a simple spring loaded release is pressed and this releases the connector using the reaction force of the 16 spring loaded pins without wearing the vehicle latching lug.
Also it must be remembered that the standard vehicle fit connector has a limited life cycle and it is of the utmost importance that this life is not significantly degraded before the vehicle even leaves the factory.
The pins are spring loaded to minimise the wear on the vehicle connector and they are easily replaceable in the event of wear or damage. The centre two pins of the lower row (pins 4 & 5) are raised to ensure grounding contact is made prior to data line contacts
The 16F30D connector is available as either Type A - 12v or Type B - 24v.
An M16 spiral gland is provided at the rear of the connector to allow strain relief for the incoming diagnostics cable.