Non-standard Souriau 8D Series/38999 Connectors Assembled and Delivered in Days


Non-standard Souriau 8D Series/38999 Connectors

Many specifiers and buyers of 8D Series/38999 compliant circular connectors often require standard, off-the-shelf products and generally ask for delivery by return. According to Simon Hammerton, Managing Director at Lane Electronics, a lot of customers will often need a “special” for their application and they have also come to expect a quick turnaround. 

To meet the needs of both types of customer, Lane Electronics keeps a comprehensive inventory of standard 8D Series/38999 connectors as well as a huge selection of piece parts and accessories that can be assembled, tested and then delivered on surprisingly short lead times. For maximum application flexibility, the connectors and accessories can be supplied in a variety of materials and finishes. And, to make things as easy as possible for customers, these 8D Series/38999 connectors and accessories can be specified and purchased online at our e-commerce store


These 8D Series/38999 connectors are manufactured by Souriau, for whom Lane is a franchised assembling distributor. They are high performance, high density threaded coupling circular connectors available in a wide range of shell materials including aluminium, composite, marine bronze and stainless steel. They can also be supplied in different finishes including RoHS compliant, black Zinc Nickel, Nickel and Olive-Green Cadmium platings.

These 8D Series/38999 compliant connectors can be supplied with signal, power, high power, coax, triax, quadrax or Elio fibre optic contacts. When fitted with quadrax, the connector is the ideal solution when 100Mbit/s Ethernet or 15Ω fibre channel is required in harsh environments. When Souriau’s Elio fibre optic contacts are specified, the connector allows for high speed networks in equally demanding environments. 

To complete a customer’s 8D Series/38999 solution, Lane Electronics offers a range of accessories from the UK connector manufacturer Weald Electronics. These include the LMD range of MIL-DTL-38999 protective caps which Weald has designed to perform to the requirements of MIL-DTL-38999 Series III specification.


The Weald LMD range consists of several styles of protective plug and receptacle covers in shell sizes 9 to 25. For guaranteed strength and performance, all parts are machined from solid material and can be supplied in a wide choice of finishes. They are also available the nylon cords or stainless steel wire rope.

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.