Connectors • Military Specification Connectors
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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Interstate Connecting Components (ICC) manufactures circular, rectangular, fiber optic and RF military connectors. Circular products include the MIL-C-26482, MIL-DTL-3899 Series I, II, and III, MIL-DTL-83723, and MIL-C-28840. Rectangular connector choices include MIL-C-24308 and MIL-DTL-83513; fiber optics connectors include MIL-PRF-28876, MIL-T-29504, and MIL-C-83522; and RF connectors include MIL-C-39012 and MIL-C-55339.
Central Connectors distributes an array of military connectors and connector accessories. MIL-C-5015 connectors are available in solder and crimp, as are MIL-C-26482 Series I and II; and MIL-C-883723 Series III is offered in both bayonet and threaded. The company also sells MIL-C-24308 D-Sub and MIL-C-38999 Series I, II, III, and IV connectors.