Designed to meet MIL-DTL-24308 specifications, the new connectors have an environmental sealing that has been successfully tested at a submerged depth of one meter and have water and dust ingress protection to IP67.
The sealed AMPLIMITE cable connectors come in two series: series 109 standard-density, using size 20 contacts and series 90 high-density, using size 22 contacts. The connectors include both grommet sealing on the wire-entry end and a one-piece interfacial seal on the mating face. They are supplied with rear-release crimp contacts.
The connectors use AS39029 QPL contacts and are intermatable with standard D-subminiature connectors. They have a temperature range of minus 55˚C to 125˚C.
“We’re continually striving to make connectors that are smaller, lighter, and extremely reliable,” said Kris Beaver, product manager for Global Aerospace, Defence & Marine at TE Connectivity. “The AMPLIMITE IP67 D-subminiature connectors are the latest example of products designed to help withstand the harsh environments of the military and aerospace applications.”