FAQ about the ODU MEDI‐SNAP®

What is the ODU MEDI‐SNAP® connector?

ODU MEDI‐SNAP® is a highly reliable German‐engineered plastic circular connector. The different sizes 1, 2 and 3,5 are characterized by robust plastic housings with different surfaces, push‐pull and break‐away locking and various transmission options. ODU MEDI‐SNAP® connectors are characterized by a wide range of connection options that allow the necessary flexibility and easy installation.

Which materials are used in the ODU MEDI‐SNAP® connectors?

The ODU MEDI‐SNAP® uses PEEK and PBT insulator material for the standard. Other materials are available upon request. The ODU MEDI‐SNAP® connector housings are made of PSU or PEI. We use gold plated brass contacts.

What is the temperature range for the ODU MEDI‐SNAP® connectors?

The temperature range of ODU MEDI‐SNAP® under normal conditions of use is from –50 °C up to +120 °C, while autoclavable connectors can even be used at temperatures up to +134 °C. See the catalogue for further details.

For what type of applications should I select the ODU MEDI‐SNAP® connectors?

ODU MEDI‐SNAP® is the ideal self‐locking circular connector used for transmitting power, signals, data or other media like fluids. This circular connector has a robust plastic housing.

The push‐pull locking prevents unintentional unmating until you want the connection to be released: once mated, the ODU MEDI‐SNAP® locks itself into the receptacle. It can no longer be unmated by just pulling the cable. The plug can however easily be unmated from the receptacle when the outer sleeve is pulled back. For applications, whenever a quick and easy connection and disconnection is required, the MEDI‐SNAP® portfolio offers a range of connectors with break‐away locking system as well.

Which sizes and designs are available?
The ODU MEDI‐SNAP® is available in a wide range of sizes and designs. You can choose from different mechanical and colour based codings.

Is cable assembly possible?
We also offer a complete solution: Connector plus cable. ODU has the suitable cable assembly, whether as a standard version or customized to meet specific requirements. We design, manufacture and assemble these products in‐house.

Where are the ODU MEDI-SNAP® connectors normally applied?

Because of their versatility and autoclavability, the ODU MEDI‐SNAP® connectors are used in a wide range of applications such as medical technology, test & measurement technology, and industrial electronics.

What exactly is a mating cycle and how often can you connect and disconnect an ODU MEDI-SNAP® connector?

A mating cycle consists of one insertion and withdrawal action. ODU’s MEDI‐SNAP® series withstands up to 5,000 mating cycles, depending on the configuration.

What are the main differences between the various ODU MEDI-SNAP® series of connectors?

The ODU MEDI-SNAP® circular plastic connector portfolio includes two series: Push-Pull and Break-Away which differ from each other depending on the physical locking method of the plug with the receptacle. Environmental requirements also play an important role when selecting the optimal ODU MEDI-SNAP® connector.

How do I compare and choose the correct ODU MEDI-SNAP® Series or style for my application?

An easy way to select the best connector for your application is to compare different options and order a free sample in our Product Finder. Alternatively, you can contact your local point of sale or ask for assistance with the selection process. We are happy to help.

The overview of the technical data highlights the main connector features of the ODU MEDI‐SNAP® series. These connectors have a pin and groove keying.

What does „coding“ mean?

Coding represents connector alignment with the receptacle or plug.

Is the ODU MEDI-SNAP® conform to IEC60601-1?

ODU offers a diverse portfolio of solution possibilities with plastic housings in order to fulfil the specific requirements stated in the IEC60601-1, which are described in more detail in the Product Finder.

Has ODU tested the ODU MEDI-SNAP® in a cleaning process?

Yes, ODU has tested the ODU MEDI‐SNAP® with neodisher® MediClean forte from Dr. Weigert.

Can ODU MEDI-SNAP® offer antimicrobial technologies?

Microorganisms can persist on objects for extended periods, posing a significant problem for hospitals and similar healthcare settings where many patients are infectious. ODU includes antimicrobial additives and antimicrobial coatings. This provides continuous and residual antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal action.

Are ODU MEDI-SNAP® housing components biocompatible?

Based on the option of the housing material, we have solutions to DIN EN ISO 10993-10:2014 test for irritation and skin sensitization. Please refer to the catalogue to get more details.