Connectors • Military Specification Connectors

Mil spec connectors are designed to meet the precise requirements needed for military applications.

Military connectors (MIL-SPEC) are shell-type connectors that are built according to military specifications, taking into account the need for protection from harsh environments. Specifications include number of contacts, contact type, shell size, shell style or gender, coupling size, contact size (AWG), and contact termination options. The most common shell sizes are available in 0.0625” increments, starting at size 8 (0.5”) and ending at size 36 (2.25”). A list of MIL-SPEC connectors includes MIL-C-5015, MIL-C-26482, MIL-C-81703, MIL-C-22992, MIL-C-27599, MIL-C-26500, MIL-C-38999, MIL-C-28840, MIL-C-81511, MIL-C-81582, MIL-C-83723, 40M39569, AND 40M38277. Leading manufacturers: Amphenol, ITT Cannon, Union Guide, Electro Enterprises, Mouser Electronics and March Electronics.

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  • Air Electro, Inc.

    Air Electro offers Series I Solder Connectors that conform to MIL-C-26482 Series I solder standards, with standard Mil-Spec screw machined contacts and multiple plating options for shells and contacts. The company also offers Light Weight 26482 Series II Style Connectors, with RFI shielding plug available, as well as hermetic and stainless versions. Other connectors available are the D38999 Circular Connector; Bronze 38999 Series III, which is 100% Scoop proof and fluid resistant, and allows for 360-degree fully coupled rotation; and Engine and FireWall Connectors that feature screw coupling, and interchangeability and intermateability with MIL-C 83723 Series III T type.

  • HiRel Connectors Inc

    HiRel Connectors offers MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II, and III Receptacles, and MIL-DTL-83513 Connectors, which come as either metal connectors or Micro-D connectors. MIL-DTL-83723, EN2997, ESC10, ESC 11 are available, as well, in configurations for flange mount, jam nut, and solder mount receptacles.

  • ODU-USA Inc

    ODU is the creator of the Advanced Military Connector, which is 60% lighter than standard military connectors, non-reflective, and watertight, with a protection class IP68. Operating temperatures range from -55 to +125 degrees Celsius. Self-sealing and self-cleaning versions are also available.

  • AMETEK HCC Industries

    Ametek HCC Industries manufactures a long line of military connectors. Circular part numbers include MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-C-81703, MIL-DTL-83723, MIL-DTL-26500, MIL-C-22539, MIL-DTL-26482, MIL-C-25955, MIL-DTL-19572, MIL-C-81511, MIL-C-24217, MIL-C-22249, MIL-DTL-5015, MIL-C-21367, MIL-C-39012, and MIL-C-24231. Rectangular connectors include MIL-C-24308/9 D Submarine, MIL-C-28748 Rack & Panel (miniature, subminiature, and micro-miniature), and MIL-C-83513 Microminiature D.

  • Detoronics Corp.

    Deteronics manufactures and supplies a full range of MIL-SPEC type connectors. Different series cover connector specifications including MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II, and III, MIL-DTL-26482, MIL-DTL-5015, MIL-DTL-26500, MIL-DTL-24308 standard or D-Sub, MIL-DTL-26482 with ACME thread or Flex Circuit/PC Tail contacts, and MIL-DTL-81703 with push-pull design.

  • Ulti-Mate Connector, Inc.

    Ulti-Mate Connector offers the Micro D In-Line for wire assemblies or solder cup applications that require the density of a microminiature connect; sizes include 25 mil and 50 mil and meet MIL-STD-83513 specifications. The company also produces the Micro-D Circuit Series that comes in vertical and right angle styles; Styles 1, 4, and 5 meet to MIL-STD-83513 standards. In addition, all products exceed the quality control requirements of MIL-I-45208.

  • Cristek Inc

    Cristek manufactures a variety of circular connectors, D-subminiature connectors, filter connectors, micro connectors, nano connectors, and PC board connectors, most of which are made in accordance with military specifications. Selections include MIL-C-24308, MIL-C-26282, MIL-C-26500, MIL-C-38999, MIL-C-82513, and MIL-C-83723.

  • Glenair Inc

    Glenair engineers and manufactures a line of cylindrical connectors that are available in both environmental and hermetic configurations. Products include its hermetically-sealed MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II, III, and IV connectors, MIL-DTL-5015 harsh environment connectors, MIL-DTL-28830 circular connectors, MIL-C-26482 quick release connectors, MIL-C-28876 fiber optic connectors, and Sav-Con connector series, designed for repeated mating and unmating cycles.

  • 4 Star Electronics, Inc.

    4 Star Electronics is a distributor of hard-to-find and obsolete military components. All products sold through them comply with every provision specified in the MIL-PRF-19500 standards. Specific military connectors can be located through the company's web-based Global Part Search Utility.

  • Integrity Fasteners, Inc.

    Integrity Fasteners is a qualified supply, listed distributor for Class 2 and Class 3 fasteners to Defense Supply Center Philadelphia. The company owns several PVA approvals, as well as FAA-AC 0056A and ISO 9001:2008 certifications. It offers military-grade connectors by AMP, Amphenol, Burndy, Cinch, Glenair, and ITT Cannon.

  • Stock Point Electronics

    Stock Point Electronics is an independent distributor that offers an extensive inventory of obsolete and current military connectors. The company provides a full line of MIL-SPEC connectors by manufacturers such as Amphenol, Deutsch, and ITT Cannon, and offers a searchable inventory on-line.

  • Sabritec

    Sabritec's HDMC Series high density miniature circular connectors offers mil spec performance to MIL-DTL-38999. However, the HDMC Series comes in a much smaller package (size 12 high frequency coax (MDHC) contacts, size 23 crimp removable contacts, size 10 high speed twinax).