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Why Buy From Connector Distributor FC Lane Electronics


Why Buy From Connector Distributor FC Lane Electronics

Connector components in FC Lane Electronics' stock room

If you’re a buyer in the connector industry, looking for a connector distributor that offers competitive pricing, speed and reliability, then FC Lane Electronics should be your first choice.

Why connector buyers choose FC Lane Electronics

As an electronics component distributor with decades of experience, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide buyers and specifiers with specialist connectors across many industry sectors including:

  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Broadcast
  • Communication
  • Gas and mining
  • Geophysical
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Motorsport
  • Offshore oil
  • Test and measurement

We are the exclusive Weald Electronics distributor, a Souriau distributor, a HUBER+SUHNER distributor, and a leading Positronic distributor, Polamco distributor and HellermannTyton distributor, as well as for numerous other leading connector manufacturers.

These factors ensure we are the buyer’s connector distributor of choice for almost any type of connector available, from circular MIL-DTL-38999 connectors through to those that meet MIL-DTL-26482 requirements, and from coaxial cable connectors and RF connectors through to DIN 41612 connectors and board to board connectors.

Non-standard products

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Due to our massive stock levels, we are able to offer next day delivery on over 90% of our products, and for non-standard products we, in partnership with fellow Lodge Group member Weald Electronics, offer in-house development, manufacture, assembly and testing of specialist motorsport connectors, military connectors and industrial circular connectors on lead times which are normally much quicker than the industry standard.

This is well illustrated in the case of circular MIL 38999 connectors, as we have years of 38999 piece-part stock development and assembly experience. We are an authorised Souriau distributor and so can supply standard 38999 products in normal finishes (if in stock) on a next day delivery basis, or on a five day assembly process timescale.

Specialist variants and RoHS compliant finishes

Should you so require, we can assemble special connector variants and finishes including the following options:

Additionally, we offer RoHs compliant Black Zinc Nickel and Green Olive Drab Zinc Cobalt plating finishes, available for delivery in just a few days.

Authorised Souriau distributors for assembling 8STA circular connectors

We are a Souriau assembling distributor for the industry leading 8STA circular Souriau connector series, which are used throughout motorsport in communications equipment, batteries, fuel pumps, starters and alternators, engine control units, data acquisition systems, and harnesses.

Souriau connectors are widely regarded as the best and most suitable range for use in the harsh working environments of the motorsport industry, meeting the exacting requirements of performance, size and weight.

We consider the new Souriau high density (HD) 8STA connectors to be the smallest and lightest circular connectors available and their high density capability provides up to 68 size 26 contacts, using 24 to 30 AWG wire, allowing for a smaller shell size.

Available in seven shell sizes in seven layouts from size 02 to 14, they are 100% scoop proof and have a positive locking mechanism with locked colour indicators. The connectors can handle 500 mating cycles, 300g shock for 3ms, and vibration levels to 147m/s2, at 10 to 2000Hz.

They can withstand salt spray and other common motorsport fluids, operate at temperatures ranging from – 55ºC to +175ºC and, when mated, meet the requirements of IP67.

So, if you are looking to buy connectors of any type and gain access to industry-beating prices, delivery times, and customer service from the leading connector distributor, you can now buy directly from our website. Should you have any questions about our products or services, please contact us today by email or call us on +44 (0)1403 790661.

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