TE miniature cabin connector replaces legacy connectors with one device

TE Connectivity (TE) has presented a new 16-02 insert for DEUTSCH DMC-M Single Module connectors. This new connector has been designed to enable in-flight entertainment and other passenger cabin providers to replace two large, legacy connectors with a single, lightweight miniature connector, saving space, weight and cost.

The new connector has been fully qualified to meet the requirements stipulated in ARINC 800. The insert design is field repairable, allowing cabin system providers to make a repair to the connector after system installation.

“Passenger cabin systems have been predominantly using the same legacy connectors for the past 20 years,” said Steve McIntire, Product Manager, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine, TE Connectivity. “While these connectors have an excellent track record, TE’s new insert, when combined with the DEUTSCH DMC-M Single Module shell, enables a 50 percent reduction in connector count in most IFE&C systems. By combining power and GbE in a single connector, we are able to provide much needed space and weight savings, while increasing signal speed and reducing overall system cost.”

Applications for the new insert and connector system include in-flight entertainment, passenger seat power, in-flight connectivity and other passenger systems within the commercial and civilian aviation industries.




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