Composite 38999 connectors from Aerco save weight without compromising performance

TE Connectivity’s DEUTSCH ACT Series circular connectors are EMC and environmentally protected, fast and simple to use and very versatile

Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets, is now stocking TE Connectivity (TE)’s DEUTSCH MIL-DTL-38999 series next generation ACT composite connectors which deliver up to 40 percent weight savings over similar aluminum devices. TE’s DEUTSCH group created one of the original composites in 1990, and its ACT series shells are not only very lightweight, they are also highly resistant to corrosion, withstanding 2000 hours of salt spray, and very durable, surviving 1,500 mating cycles.

ACT series circular connectors are among the most versatile and popular circular mil spec input/output connectors in the world. They are available in three shell styles, two plating options, six shell clockings, over 50 different insert arrangements supporting size 23, 22D, 20, 16, 12, 10, and 8 contacts for power and signal, as well as coax and twinax contacts.

Originally designed as military and aerospace components, ACT series connectors are now also used in many other hi-rel applications where extreme reliability is paramount. They feature a scoop-proof design for fast, easy, secure mating, and a triple-lead, threaded self-locking coupling for excellent vibration resistance. Devices are environmentally-sealed and feature grounding fingers and a trapezoidal thread which provides excellent shell-to-shell continuity, to help support high EMC performance.

Comments Alec Sluce, Aerco’s Connector Product Manager: “These lightweight, rugged, environmentally-sealed connectors survive some of the harshest environments of commercial and military aerospace, ground defence, and marine applications. TE’s DEUTSCH composite connectors have led the field in composite connectors for many years, and this latest generation ACT series reinforces their reputation for high quality, extreme reliability and ease-of-use.”

 

DEUTSCH, TE and TE Connectivity are trademarks of the TE Connectivity family of companies.

 

For more information on Aerco products please visit: www.aerco.co.uk

 

 About Aerco

Aerco is a stockist and distributor of electrical components, supplying manufacturers and service companies within the aerospace, defence, medical, industrial, rail and transportation markets throughout the world. Aerco maintains franchised partnerships with world-class manufacturers positioning the company as a trusted and valued partner for Supplier Reduction Programmes. Aerco’s Design Support service enables customers to benefit from the company’s extensive product knowledge, minimising product selection effort required by design engineers.

The company’s product range includes: Backshells, Cable, Wire and Accessories, Circuit Breakers, Coaxial Products, Connectors, Crystals & Oscillators, Data Acquisition, Fans, Fuses, Joysticks, Optoelectronics & Indicators, PCB Accessories, Relays & Bases, RFI/EMI, Semiconductors, Sensors, Solenoids and Switches. The company also offers a specialist in-house connector and cable assembly service.

Contact at Aerco: Paul Bandy:  pbandy@aerco.co.uk          

 

Telephone for sales enquiries: +44 (0)1403 260206

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