Mil-Spec Circular
Mil-Spec circular connectors are designed and built in compliance with military specifications. These circular connectors protect connections from environmental threats, making them ideal for military and aerospace applications. Because of their ability to operate in extremely harsh environments, military circular connectors are also commonly used in marine, rail/mass transit, heavy equipment, medical equipment, motion control, machine automation, general industrial and telecom applications.
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What are MIL-C-5015/SAE-AS50151 connectors?

Meet the Connector: MIL-C-5015/SAE-AS50151 Connectors With nearly a century of service in harsh environment equipment, this connector family has proven performance in military and other rugged electronics. MIL-C-5015 connectors, now formally known as SAE-AS50151, are heavy-duty, medium-density circular electrical connectors with soldered or crimped contacts. This military standard product family is used for digital andRead More

New eBook Highlights Interconnect Strategies for Harsh Environments

Download Connector Supplier’s latest eBook, 2022 Rugged Interconnects for Harsh Environments, to learn more about design solutions and product innovations for harsh environment applications in many markets.   Our latest eBook, 2022 Rugged Interconnects for Harsh Environments, highlights how today’s connectivity solutions overcome the challenges of temperature, shock and vibration, radiation, corrosion, dust and water ingress, and difficult access.Read More

Robotics Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights robotics connectors from leading suppliers. As robotics becomes more advanced, reducing the need for humans in dangerous situations or difficult environments, design challenges continue to emerge. Here are the latest connectivity solutions for this rapidly advancing market. Robotics Connectors Smiths Interconnect’s M12 Series connectors offer a robust and compact connectivity solutionRead More

Rail Connectivity Trends

Despite setbacks related to the pandemic, passenger and cargo rail expansion is continuing around the globe. We examine key trends that are advancing this critical transportation mode and influencing connectors used for rail. The transportation sector took major hits in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted public activities and logistics operations. Consumers backed away fromRead More

Bayonet-Coupling Circular Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights bayonet-coupling circular connectors from leading suppliers, many of which are ideally suited for use in industrial, military, aerospace, and transportation applications. Bayonet-Coupling Circular Connector Products ITT Cannon’s CA Bayonet reverse-bayonet connectors introduced the reverse bayonet coupling mechanism to market, are widely recognized as the most rugged, reliable, and versatile VG95234Read More

Rugged Mil-Spec Connectors Strengthen Military System Deployment

A tour of the West 2019 conference turns up new mil-spec connectivity products that meet size, weight, and power goals, and deliver peak performance under pressure. For military and aerospace applications, the consequences of system failures are unthinkable. To accomplish mission-critical tasks, these systems depend on the high-reliability performance of rugged mil-spec connectors and cables.Read More

Circular Mil-Spec Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular mil-spec connector products from leading suppliers. Circular Mil-Spec Connector Products BTC Electronic Components is a value-added distributor for Conesys MIL-DTL-26482 Series II bayonet-coupling, rear-removable, crimp-contact connectors, which are both intermountable and interchangeable with Series I solder and front-release crimp connectors and identical to the inactivated MIL-DTL-83723 Series I connectors.Read More

Environmentally Sealed Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights environmentally sealed connector products from leading suppliers. Environmentally Sealed Connector Products TT Electronics’ new Pola Power™ connectors are designed to meet the continuing demand for more power in power distribution, power, gearbox, air conditioning, super-accumulator, and battery applications in military vehicles, electric drive vehicles, rail vehicles, and green energy installations.Read More

Military Ground Vehicles Put Connectors to the Test

The connectors specified for military ground vehicles must optimize size, weight, and power and endure the rugged conditions typical in modern ground operations. Military vehicles for use on Earth’s surface range from small unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that detect and remove bombs to the enormous 50-ton Medium-Heavy Equipment Transporter (MHET) that carries trams and amphibiousRead More

Underwater Connectors Stand up to the Pressure

Underwater connectors in military electronics designed for submarines and other deep-sea applications must endure pressure, temperature cycling, seawater corrosion, and different types of shock. One of the harshest environments military electronics systems must withstand is the deep sea. Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) that dive deep must stand up to high pressure, while submarines must withstandRead More

Connector Solutions for Future Soldier Systems

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connector solutions for future soldier systems, including increasingly mobile and mission-critical command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment, wearables, robotics, weapons systems, and more. Connector Solutions for Future Soldier Systems Newark, An Avnet Company, stocks TE Connectivity’s O.C.H. Micro Circular Connectors for future soldier systems including soldierRead More

Circular Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular connectors from leading suppliers. Air Electro, Inc. stocks SOURIAU’s 8D Series MIL-DTL-38999 Series III connectors. Designed for harsh-environment military and commercial aerospace, defense, industrial, and transportation, applications, the series features 360° EMI shielding, IP67 sealing on each contact cavity, scoop-proof contacts, a metallic contact retention clip, a self-locking quick-couplingRead More

Hermetically Sealed Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights hermetically sealed connector solutions from leading suppliers. Newark element14 stocks MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Hermetic Connectors from SOURIAU. These stainless steel, high-density connectors have a compact footprint with a low profile that delivers up to 30% space savings, threaded couplings for quick, reliable mating, a robust glass-to-metal hermetic seal, and 45Read More

Vibration-Resistant Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights vibration-resistant connector solutions from leading suppliers. Vibration-Resistant Connector Products AirBorn’s RZ® Series Connectors provide users with a reliable, single-piece, surface-mount contact system that is ideal for use in high-density, high-vibration board-to-board and flex-circuit-stacking applications. Designed to meet strict performance and reliability requirements, the series has a patented z-axis contact systemRead More

Mil/Aero Connectors Lighten Up for Small UAVs

As drones take a larger role in military operations, the pressure is on to reduce size and weight. A new generation of SWaP-optimized connector products will help. By Ann R. Thryft Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are getting smaller and more powerful as the overall miniaturization trend expands across the broad range of military equipment. AlsoRead More

Industry News: May 2018 – Part II

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News TE Connectivity is promoting its high-speed, high-density solutions for military and aerospace applications at New-Tech 2018 in Tel Aviv May 29–30. The exhibit will include special previews of the company’s new MULTIGIG RT 3 connector, which supports bandwidths up toRead More

Mil-Spec Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights mil-spec connectors from leading suppliers. Mil-Spec Connector Product Roundup BTC Electronics offers TT Electronics’ mag-Net® invisible, garment-mounted, power and data connector series for harsh-environment military, first-responder, and law enforcement applications. These ultra-lightweight, flush-flat, self-aligning, automatic-coupling connectors enable ultra-easy, one-handed blind mating, deliver dependable ease-of-use and reliability, and are the world’sRead More

The Connected Flight: Designing High-Speed Networks for Military and Commercial Aircraft

High-speed networks for military and commercial aircraft must handle ever-increasing data volumes at ever-faster speeds. Ethernet protocols, efficient network designs, and thoughtfully specified, high-quality connectors and cabling can help. Wes Morgan, Product Manager, ITT Cannon Addressing the Bandwidth Boom Modern military and commercial aircraft are technology-rich environments designed to deliver an increasingly sophisticated set ofRead More

New Product News Roundup: September 2017 – Part II

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules ITT Cannon’s new CTC Series high-performance, cost-effective cable-to-cable interconnects deliver ruggedized, environmentally sealed, easy-install, low-maintenance solutions for harsh-environmentRead More

Power Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged and reliable power connectors available on today’s market. Power Connector Roundup Nicomatic’s CMM Micro lightweight, rectangular connectors are designed to meet or exceed the electrical and mechanical performance requirements for the MIL-DTL-55302F and BS-9525-F0033 standards, and allow for more than 20 million arrangements of high-power,Read More

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