Souriau’s microComp Quicklatch Ultralight Miniature Connector for Aeronautics

By Connector Supplier | June 17, 2013

Souriau microComp Quicklatch Ultralight Miniature connector for IFE systems

An alternative to the D-subminiature connector, the new microComp Quicklatch is a 100% composite miniature quick connector designed particularly for use on in-flight entertainment (IFE) screens aboard commercial aircraft. It is 32% smaller and 45% lighter than a D-sub and can save as much as the equivalent of the weight of one passenger on modern civil aircraft. The microComp Quicklatch is already being used on Airbus A350, A380, and A330 aircraft and Boeing B747, B787, and B777 aircraft. Production of the connector is expected to double each year.

microComp technology results from Souriau’s years of research in miniaturization and lightening for aeronautic, military, and industrial applications. The miniature design of the microComp Quicklatch is the result of Souriau’s expertise in composite injection molding and optimization of contact retention systems. This miniature design, coupled with the use of composites, makes the microComp Quicklatch one of the lightest connectors on the market.

Fitted in passenger seat backrests, the microComp Quicklatch is compatible with Gigabit Ethernet networks and sends signals to each video screen.

Its nickel coating ensures the highest protection against lightning and electromagnetic interference and its design and shielding level allows it to support up to four 100 Mb/s Ethernet lines with excellent performance.

In addition, the microComp Quicklatch offers high reliability. Connections are a breeze — there are no screws and there is no risk of damaging the contacts when feeling around for the socket. Simply clip the connector into the socket with one hand.

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