Rugged and reliable connectors for harsh environment applications

03-08-2015 | TTI Europe | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

TE Connectivity's Deutsch 369 connector series is now available from TTI Europe. A high-reliability, lightweight, compact and cost-efficient interconnect solution, the 369 Series interconnects withstand vibration, are fully sealed and suit aerospace and other harsh-environment applications. The Series is based on the successful ARINC 809/EN4165 single module connector and is BACC qualified. The 369 Series is designed for applications where fewer contacts are required and shielding is unnecessary. Connectors are available with 3, 6 and 9 aerospace standard AS39029 size 22 contacts. The 369 Series is manufactured from high-performance composite materials and is fully sealed for use in areas with high moisture levels; additionally it conforms to the smoke, toxicity and flammability requirements of FAR 25. The connectors offer fast and simple installation and maintenance of cabling and a range of individually colour-coded keyed shells. Each half of the connector can be configured with either male or female contacts, which offers the advantage of doubling the possible keying combinations and protecting contacts on the powered side of the system. Contacts can be extracted and reinserted from the rear of the connector with standard tooling. In blind mating or low visibility conditions, the scoop-proof interface prevents damage to contacts. In addition, a button latching mechanism provides fast positive and audible locking, while a cable tie helps prevent inadvertent un-mating. Suitable applications include: aerospace (including in-flight entertainment and power); agricultural vehicles; coaches and buses; commercial vehicles; forklifts; trucks; on-road vehicles; recreational marine applications.

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