Metal-Shell Micro Circular Connectors
The new connector family is a complete line of small circular connectors ideal for rugged military and commercial applications. The Metal-Shell Micro Circular connectors are versatile and offer multiple coupling styles, contacts, mounting options and are tested for harsh environments.
June 30, 2015
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces its metal-shell micro circular connectors are now available globally. The new connector family is a complete line of small circular connectors ideal for rugged military and commercial applications. The metal-shell micro circular connectors are versatile, tested for harsh environments and offer multiple coupling styles, contacts and mounting options. New additions to the original product line include inline receptacles, a new band strap for termination of braided metallic shielding, and a new 30-position, size M22 shell.
“The metal-shell micro circular connector family was originally designed for military applications in Japan, now we are excited to make the product available globally,” said Kim Whitman, product manager, Global Aerospace, Defense, and Marine, TE. “The availability of multiple connector coupling styles, pin counts and shell sizes provide a full breadth of options for any military operating environment. We’ll soon be adding aluminum shells that provide weight savings for applications where weight saving is critical, making new connector family ideal for military vehicles, aircraft, radios and equipment worn by soldiers.”
The metal-shell micro circular connector family has IP67 sealing with individual O-rings on all contacts that help provide improved sealing for extreme reliability. The connector family also includes a metal adapter for shield termination and overmolding. Metal-shell micro circular connectors have an operating temperature range of minus 55 degrees Celsius to 150 degrees Celsius, and can withstand up to 120 hours of salt spray.
The new connectors offer multiple coupling styles which include push-pull, bayonet and threaded. The product family is IEEE 1934 compatible and able to perform to the latest military and commercial signaling requirements including gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0.
TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 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 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.