38999 Product Roundup

By AJ Born | May 16, 2023

This week’s Product Roundup highlights  38999s from leading suppliers.

38999 Providers

Powell supplies Glenair Series 806 Mil-Aero Micro Miniature D38999 Connectors and Cable Assemblies.Powell supplies Glenair Series 806 Mil-Aero Micro Miniature D38999 Connectors and Cable Assemblies. Series 806 offers significant size and weight savings while meeting key performance benchmarks for a broad range of applications such as commercial and military aerospace, industrial robotics, transportation systems, and more. Designed for general use in harsh vibration, shock, and environmental settings, as well as high-altitude, unpressurized aircraft zones with aggressive voltage ratings and altitude immersion standards, the Series 806 Mil-Aero features numerous mechanical design innovations, including durable mechanical insert retention, radial seals, and triple-ripple grommet seals. Its reduced thread pitch and re-engineered ratchet prevent decoupling problems, particularly in small shell sizes, solving one of the major problems of shell size 9 and 11 MIL-DTL-38999 Series III connectors.

TE Connectivity’s MC801 connectors from AvnetTE Connectivity’s MC801 connectors from Avnet combine a 38999 shell with the ability to use industry standard 801 optical termini. TE supports a full range of interface styles to help achieve the full benefits of fiber’s bandwidth, reach, and noise immunity.


Amphenol 2M series micro-miniature connectors, supplied by PEI-GenesisAmphenol 2M series micro-miniature connectors, supplied by PEI-Genesis, are a lightweight, micro-miniature circular connector option for MIL-Spec performance in harsh environments that require smaller, faster, and stronger connectors, such as armored vehicles, data acquisition equipment, airplanes, helicopters, avionic calculators, missiles, and drones. 2M series connectors are guaranteed to be intermateable with Glenair Mighty Mouse connectors. The 2M Series is a superior and versatile connector designed and tested to MIL-Spec standards, comparable to MIL-DTL-38999. It meets D38999 specifications for vibration and shielding, offering better performance than Glenair Mighty Mouse connectors. These Amphenol 2M series connectors are perfect for aviation, military communications, and UAV applications. They are quick mating with a variety of available styles.

2M Ram-lock from Amphenol AerospaceThe 2M Ram-Lock from Amphenol Aerospace features a positive locking interface and is perfect for applications where accidental unmating is a concern. The user must pull on the operating sleeve of the plug to unmate rather than pulling on the cable. Utilizing ball bearings for locking and a traditional D38999 EMI band for shell-to-shell conductivity allows for much more consistent and reliable engagement between the plug and receptacle. Applications include soldier-worn equipment, electric vehicle charging, battery terminal connections, and in-line power and signal connections.

Samtec’s extended temperature embedded optical module utilizes the popular FireFly™ Samtec’s extended temperature embedded optical module utilizes the popular FireFly™ platform. Extended temperatures range from -40 °C to +85 °C for military, aerospace, and industrial applications. The ETUO series supports 12 channels as well as four channels at 10 Gb/s per channel and 25 G x4, while still benefiting from the FireFly platform’s density. The system demonstrated error-free transmission during applied external vibrations and shock test to methods specified in MIL-STD-810. An integral heatsink provides optimal cooling for thermal operating conditions. Positive latching, weld tabs, and loading guides ensure a secure connection. Multiple end options available, including Amphenol Aerospace’s D38999 with embedded 12, 24, and 48 channel MT components. Other end options include MTP, MPO, Glenair Series 79 MT, VITA 66.X, and other common rugged interfaces.

Learn more about micro and circular MIL-Spec connectors.


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