We will be showcasing our extensive connector portfolio at DVD 2018, scheduled to be staged at the Millbrook Proving Ground on September 19 and 20. Among the products that will be on display are Souriau’s 8D/MIL-DTL-38999 and micro38999 connectors as well as the Weald ElectronicsLMH series of power connectors which are designed to meet MIL-DTL-26482.
Souriau’s 8D/MIL-DTL-38999 connectors are high density threaded coupling connectors which Lane has available in a wide variety of shell materials including aluminium, composite, marine bronze and stainless steel. They can be supplied in different finishes including RoHS compliant, black Zinc Nickel and Zinc Cobalt plating. The 8D/38999 connectors can be supplied with a variety of contacts including power, coax or ELIO fibre optic contacts. When fibre optics are specified, the connector can handle very high-speed networks in the most demanding environments.
Souriau’s micro38999 circular connectors are also designed for the most demanding environments and satisfy the increasing demand for more compact, lighter connection solutions for military, aerospace and industrial applications. The micro38999 units allow size and weight savings of as much as 50% when compared with regular MIL-DTL38999 connectors.
Although size has been dramatically reduced, performance has not been compromised. As an example, micro38999 connectors can withstand vibration levels of up 44Grms at a temperature of 125ºC for up to 8 hours.
The micro38999 circular connectors are available in three different fastening systems – screw fastening, bayonet coupling and push-pull.
The Weald Electronics LMH series of bayonet coupling circular power connectors are designed to meet the requirements of MIL-DTL-26482. They are available in a variety of shell sizes and styles as well as many contact arrangements from 2 to 61 with solder contacts. LMH connectors feature peak working voltages as high as 1500V – DC or AC. Maximum current rating at 85⁰C ranges from 7.5A for size 20 to 45A for size 8 with 13A for size 16 and 23A for size 12. All versions can be specified in a variety of RoHS compliant finishes.
Rack and Panel connectors
The Scorpion rack and panel connector system from Positronic can be configured for use as a power or signal connector, or as a combination of the two in an almost endless variety of power/signal contact configurations. In a single housing with a height of just 14.6mm, users are able to develop a connector solution that can be exactly tailored to suit the application. The connectors can be supplied in several formats including blind mate, float mount, panel mount and a cable connector option with an integral locking system.
Termination options include solder PCB mount, crimp and press-fit. There are seven power contact options with continuous current ratings from 16 to 80A per contact. Users are able to specify housings with optional ventilation slots for increased cooling and sequential mating can restrict the number of connections that go “live” at the same time.
Coax connectors and cable
Other products on display will include a wide selection of coaxial cables, microwave cables and cable assemblies from the leading interconnection product manufacturer HUBER+SUHNER. These will be complemented by micro- miniature, sub-miniature and miniature connectors from HUBER+SUHNER’s extensive product offering.
DVD 2018 is organised by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), which is the part of the MOD responsible for equipping and supporting the UK's armed forces for current and future operations.
Bringing together the armed forces and the accredited defence industry with the acquisition community, DVD provides visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about, discuss and experience the equipment and support that is critical to the success of the UK’s armed forces.
Lane is an ideal source for all key connector types including circular, filtered, RF, coaxial, sub – miniature, backshells and adaptors, D connectors, aerospace, test & measurement, IDC, PCB connectors, edge connectors and connectors for rack and panel applications.