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Connectors • Aircraft Connectors

 A piece of hardware that attaches components within an aircraft, or between an aircraft and another piece of equipment, allowing for certain functions to be carried out (e.g., replenishment, heat transferal). Manufacturers make many types of aircraft connectors, including hermetic and harsh environment types, subminiature units, and more.Aircraft connectors are produced in many shapes, sizes, and materials. Common shapes are cylindrical and rectangular, and common materials include aluminum, stainless steel, and lightweight composites. Connectors are generally divided those for commercial airlines and others for military aviation.Leading manufacturers: Tyco Electronics, Amphenol, Cavotec and Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. 

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  • Amphenol NEXUS Technologies

    Amphenol designs and manufactures military and commercial aircraft connectors including 38999, miniature 26482, RJ field, PCB,  hermetic and harsh environment, fiber optic, cylindrical, fieldbus and rectangular connectors. Products are available in aluminum, stainless steel and light-weight constructions. The company also offers special products for large commercial aircraft including portable maintenance access terminal and gatelink interconnects. Amphenol's products are used for Eurofighter, Rafale, Falcon 7 X, A400M, F35, A380 and 787 applications. The three series of 38999 are intended for the most stringent military and aerospace applications.

  • CDM Electronics, Inc.

    CDM Electronics distributes aircraft and military connectors manufactured by Corsair and MIL-SPEC. Corsair electrical aircraft products include MIL-DTL-5015 and MIL-DTL-26482 types that feature rear release contact retention, and various shell sizes, insert arrangements, and contact sizes. The MIL-SPEC military types include M55302, M22992, D38999, MIL-C-26482, MIL-C-24308, MIL-DTL-24308, and nearly 30 other military types.

     

  • HiRel Connectors Inc

    Manufacturer of military aircraft connector types including MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL-83723, ESC11, EN2997, ESC10, and MIL-DTL-83512. The ESC11, EN2997, ESC10, amd MIL-DTL-83723. Products are available with flange mount, jam nut and solder mount receptacle configurations. Terminations include eyelet, feed thru, PC tail, and soldercup. The company's MIL-DTL-83513 types include: pre-wired and sold cup metal ; right angle PC board termination metal; vertical PC board termination metal; pre-wired and solder cup Micro-D, and HDMRC right angle condensed PC board terminations.

  • March Electronics, Inc.

    Distributor of aircraft connectors manufactured by Wing-Lok. The MIL-DTL-38999 series are suited for ground support, shipboard, test equipment, and other harsh military and aerospace applications where quick and repetitive engagements are required.  Products feature minimum durability of 500 mate/demate cycles; they utilize rugged coupling mechanisms - that are capable of being mater and demated under severe environmental conditions - and scoop-proof contact protection.

  • TE Connectivity

    Manufacturer of connectors for aerospace, defense avionics, and marine equipment. Types include adapters (high performance), high speed I/O, modular rectangular, PCB high speed, small form factor circular, D-subminiature, high voltage, mircominiature, nonminiature, PCB - MIL Spec, and rack and panel. The company's high voltage products feature operating voltages up to 5,000 volts DC and 12 KVDC. The micro-miniature, high voltage types can operate at an altitude of up to 100,000 feet,with the single-pin  able to operate at altitudes up to 70,000 feet.

  • MS Electronix, Inc.

    MS Electronix Inc. supplies circular military spec, circular commercial  and rectangular rack and panel connectors manufactured by Amphenol, ITT, Cannon, Bendix, Deutsch, Aero-Electric, Glenair, and Daniels. Products supplied by MS are for use within the avionics and aerospace industries.

     

  • ITT Cannon

    Aircraft, ground power installable connectors suitable for single jacketed, banded, and twisted cables. Featuring 400 Hz power and voltage of 600VAC, the aircraft types may be equipped with up to four control switches and two LED indicator lamps. The  large strain relief protects its from bending forces applied to the cables. Manufactured from glass-reinforced nylon, which feature good heat deflection properties up to 250C.

  • American Component Supply Corp.

    Aircraft-related connectors manufactured by ITT Cannon, Deutsch, Amphenol, Glenair, Radiall, Souriau, Aero-Electric, RMS, FCI-Burndy, and Winchester Electronics.

  • AMETEK HCC Industries

    Hermetically-sealed, military specification connectors for aerospace and defense applications. Types include circular, environmental and rectangular. The company's line of rectangular products includes D-subminiature, rack and panel, and micro-D subminiature types that are used for commercial and defense, airborne, ground support, and shipboard systems.

  • Detoronics Corp.

    Mfr. of a range of Mil-Spec type and special application connectors designed for severe atmospheric and environmental conditions. The company produces 16 series of aircraft-type in shell sizing ranging from 8 to 28.

  • Ulti-Mate Connector, Inc.

    U50 and 25 Mil connectors for a number of applications including high performance aircraft. The company's micro D savers are back to back pin and socket configurations intended to protect equipment or electronic boxes from excessive wear. The 25 and 50 mil strip and nano-strip feature up to 40 contact positions with metal shells for strength and shielding.

  • Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.

    Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. distributes aircraft parts and pilot supplies including RG142, RG214, RG58  and seal-all connectors. The RG142 includes TNC male right angle, TNC male dual crimp, right angle RF male, and TNC female crimp-types.

  • Array Connector Corporation

    Aircraft connectors including MIL-DTL-5015, MIL-DTL-26482, D28999 PC tail, hermetic, nano and filtered connectors. The company's MIL-Spec products are available in reverse bayonet, bayonet and threaded coupling with crimp, solder or pc tail contacts.

  • Chief Aircraft Inc

    Chief Aircraft Inc. supplies aircraft connectors including BNC  for RG58C/U, crimp on BNC , and 90-degree crimp on BNC . The company also distributes PL-259 BNC adapters and Edmo BNC adapters.

  • Icore International Ltd

    Icore International Ltd. engineers and manufactures connector backshell systems that are EMC/RFI shielded and used for aircraft electrical systems. Backshell types are used for individual shield termination of a component wire, which comprises a cable or wire bundle. Icore's products can be found on commercial and military aircraft, helicopters, naval surface ships, aerospace engines, and military ground support test equipment.

  • Central Connectors, Inc.

    Connectors for the aerospace, aviation, and military defense uses. The are produced by nearly 50 manufacturers including Amphenol, Berg, Burndy, Cinch, Concord, Daniels, Deutsch, Eaton Aerospace, Molex, Hughes, Kings, Leach, Viking, Tyco Electronics, Texas Instruments, Souria, and Tri Star.

  • Integrity Fasteners, Inc.

    Integrity Fasteners Inc. has supplied mil-spec fasteners and other aircraft fittings for high profile equipment including space shuttles, unmanned drones, missile systems, and military vessel shipboard radar.

  • Av-Tech Industries, Inc.

    Av-Tech Industries is a Texas-based distributor of aerospace electronic components including aircraft connectors.

  • Connector World Supply Inc

    Supplier of aircraft, industrial and military connectors manufactured by Amphenol, Cinch, Contact Services Tools, Daniels Mfg, Deutsch, DSG-Canusa, Emerson/Aim/Cambridge, and FCI.

  • BTC Electronics

    BTC Electronic Components, offer all types of connectors, mil-spec and commercial. BTC offers a broad range of technical services including second sourcing, drawing review, custom designs, modifications and cross referencing. AS9100, ISO 9001:2008 and MIL-STD-790 certified. Lines include: Aero-Electric, Sealtron, Delta, AbelConn, AB, Spectrum Control Advanced Specialty Products, Trompeter and more.