Choosing the Right Connector Solution for Civil Aviation

In aviation, a connector is an essential tool that aids and facilitates maintenance when frequent disconnection of parts is necessary. As aircraft connectors are used frequently, it’s important that they are well maintained. They go through harsh conditions and heavy vibration, but despite their conditions that they must weather, these aviation parts are designed to be durable. While there are different families and types of connectors, each serves its own individual purpose as coupling parts. If you’re working in the aviation sphere and need to acquire a connector part, be sure that you select the right part for your needs. In this article, we will discuss the different types of connectors and how you can select the right ones for you.

If you need a connector for your landing gear components, then it’s best you select a connector that can withstand harsh high stress environments. A good selection to serve as your landing gear component could be the MIL-DTL-26482 Series II connectors. These parts are manufactured by Amphenol, Souriau, TE Connectivity, Corsair, Conesys and optimized to meet unique client requirements. These parts are especially convenient because they can mate with any other manufacturer part. This compatibility feature makes the job much easier for design engineers or buyers as they can now do business with distributors or manufacturers who meet the mil-spec criteria.

Some other features of the MIL DTL-26482 Series II connector parts include but are not limited to a rear release contact retention system, bayonet coupling mechanisms, high reliability metal contact retention clips, the ability for polarization via insert rotation, environmental fluorosilicate elastomers, and more. Their operating temperature range varies from -55 degrees C (-67 degrees F) to 200 degrees C (392 degrees F).`

Another system that would require specialized connector parts is the aircraft fuel management system. The original equipment manager relies on hermetically sealed connectors to successfully deliver on their fuel management system. A hermetic connector is a glass sealed connector designed to work in extreme conditions. The metal to glass sealing feature is what enables this part to be resistant to most gas and liquids, including jet fuel, oil, acids, hydraulic fluids and others. Because it can weather harsh conditions, the hermetic connector is ideal for submarines, satellites and other such vessels. An engineer can use a hermetically sealed connector from various mil-spec products such as the MIL-DTL-38999,MIL-DTL-83723 and the MIL-DTL-26482.

Another popular choice applicable for extreme environments is the TE Connectivity series. The connectors in this series, such as the MIL-DTL-83723 offers functionality in high temperatures and was made to be used in rugged terrain for both commercial and military aerospace vessels. The features for this piece include either an aluminum or stainless steel shell, bayonet pins, copper alloy contacts, 50u gold plated contact platings, rigid plastic dielectric insulators among other things.

NSN Sourcing is your one stop shop for any and all things related to connectors. If you’re in need of products from reliable TE connectivity manufacturers, you can acquire that through us. Simply use our connector parts directory and identify the part that you need. Once you find it, you can give us a call at the number below or submit an Instant RFQ. As an FAA AC-0056B accredited and 9001:2015 certified enterprise, we ensure that each and every part is sourced responsibly before it reaches clients hands.

At NSN Sourcing, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you find all the unique parts for the aerospace, civil aviation, and defense industries. We’re always available and ready to help you find all the parts and equipment you need, 24/7-365. For a quick and competitive quote, email us at sales or call us at website phone number.


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