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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

Circular Connector Market Continues to Expand

Led by strong growth in the military/aerospace and commercial/industrial markets, circular connectors see continued strength even amid the disruptions of the pandemic. While some industries suffered huge declines last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the connector industry briefly slowed and then recovered with unexpected strength, declining only -2.2%, resulting in 2020 worldwide sales ofRead More

Circular Connector Coupling Mechanisms for Extreme Environments

The classic circular connector design is available with a wide range of materials, coupling mechanisms, and protection levels to reliably serve applications that operate in harsh environments.  Power, signal, and high-speed data are essential to the nervous system of modern electronics, and secure interconnect coupling mechanisms are critical to the reliability and integrity of theirRead More

Mil-Spec Circular Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mil-spec and mil-spec-style circular connectors from leading suppliers. Mil-Spec Circular Connectors  ITT Cannon’s CGE Series connectors are the European military standard for high-power/low-voltage applications, including military vehicles, and are also well-suited for use in heavy-duty environments. Derived from VG95234 reverse-bayonet connectors, the CGE Series is fully approved to the EuropeanRead 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

Commercial Aviation Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest connector and cabling solutions for commercial aviation applications.   Amphenol Pcd’s rectangular SOLARIS Series connectors are small (<0.5” tall), lightweight, easy to use, and available with either pins or sockets. Ideal for low- and medium-power applications, including aircraft lighting, intelligentRead More

Connector Platings for Modern Applications

Connector platings made from environmentally friendly materials are protecting today’s applications. By Achim Raad, Senior Product Manager, ITT Cannon   Throughout many industries and environments, interconnect components play an integral role in ensuring the safe, reliable flow of data, signal, and power. While aluminum is currently the market standard material used to manufacture metal shellRead More

Energy Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest connector product introductions for energy applications.   Hirose’s new EM35M Series power supply connectors simplify installation and maintenance, reduce wiring procedures, and eliminate screw loosening commonly found in bus bar applications. Available in panel-mount and DIN rail versions with crimpRead More

Top 10: Mil/Aero Market by the Numbers

Which country leads the world in mil/aero expenditures? Which connector manufacturer is the military market’s leading supplier? Which OEM leads the market in sales? Bishop & Associates crunched the numbers to find out.   In 2015, the top 10 countries for military expenditures represented 74% of the total worldwide outlay according to SIPRI (Stockholm InternationalRead More

Mil/Aero Connector Issues? Ask The Specialist

The Specialist, TTI’s secret weapon, sat down with us to chat about connector specification, mil/aero connector trends, and his passion for interconnects.   Q: What drew you to the intrigue of the electronics industry? How did you begin your work with TTI? A: As a child, I grew up working with my father in hisRead More

Inside Connection: Amphenol Aerospace

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like Amphenol Aerospace. Company Name: Amphenol Aerospace Headquarters: Sidney, N.Y., US About the Company Amphenol Aerospace has been designing and building proven, reliable, high-performance, harsh-environment interconnects for more than 85 years. A division of Amphenol Corporation, Amphenol Aerospace designs, manufactures, andRead More

TE’s DEUTSCH 5015 High Power Contacts

TE’s DEUTSCH 5015 High Power Contacts are precisely machined to maintain tight dimensional tolerances and meet MIL-DTL-5015 specification. TE Connectivity launched its new DEUTSCH 5015 High Power contacts that deliver improved performance and reliability, and fully comply with the MIL-DTL-5015 specification for military and aerospace markets. “After years of product design and development, TE isRead More

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