January 31, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. – January 31, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE) (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has released its next generation ACT composite connectors within the DEUTSCH MIL-DTL-38999 series. The ACT series circular connectors are among the most versatile and popular circular mil spec input/output connectors in the world. These circular connectors offer composite shells providing up to 40 percent weight savings over aluminum connectors.
MIL-DTL-38999 connectors are widely used throughout the world in military, defense and commercial avionics applications. TE’s DEUTSCH group created one of the original composites in 1990, and has continued to upgrade and improve its products to match industry standards. The ACT series composite shells are among the lightest weight, the most resistant to corrosion and the most durable, offering 1,500 mating cycles.
“TE’s DEUTSCH next generation 38999 series III composite connectors continue to be one of the leaders the industry in consistency of performance,” said Scott Miller, product manager of global Aerospace, Defense & Marine at TE Connectivity. “Their variety of sizes and contact arrangements help provide maximum flexibility in circuit configurations.”
The ACT series composite connectors offer 3 shell styles, 6 shell clockings, 2 platings and more than 50 different insert arrangements supporting size 22, 20, 16, and 12 contacts for power and signal systems, as well as coax and twinax contacts.
TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.