YORK, Pa., 25 July 2016. Souriau USA, an Esterline company in York, Pa., is introducing the 38999 series III rugged connectors with integrated backshell for avionics and military applications that require small, lightweight components.
Souriau is working with another Esterline company, Joslyn Sunback Co. LLC in Paso Robles, Calif., to create the 38999 series III connectors with integrated backshell. Souriau specializes in harsh-environment connectors, while Sunback is expert in backshells.
This all-in-one interconnect solution answers the growing need in the aviation and defense industries for smaller, lighter components, Esterline officials say.
The 38999 series III connector with integrated backshell provides electrical continuity. The integrated backshell offers higher signal protection due to the reduced number of interfaces, while the entire integrated connector decreases costs and simplifies logistics.
The mating interface of the 38999 series III connector fully complies with MIL-DTL-38999 series III and EN 3645, meaning that it can be used in place of standard plugs.
It is compatible with VG 95343 and MIL-I-81765 accessories and is available in more than 90 layouts. The rear interface features a milling pattern that accommodates a broad range of clamps and ground braid connections and an optimized groove for heat-shrink sleeves or overmolding needs.
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