New backshells for defence to industrial electronic equipment applications

01-11-2022 | Lane Electronics | Industrial

Lane Electronics now offers the new 90-degree backshells from Weald Electronics, designed for use with D38999 connectors.

The new backshells provide for a more compact bend than a conventional 90-degree heat shrink boot while still offering excellent mechanical protection and EMC performance. It is frequently the case that a 90-degree backshell can offer a tighter bend radius than the jacketed and screened cable would provide on its own. A common usage is for cable plugs that are connecting to the front of equipment as the compact dimensions enable the cable to be kept away from the equipment while being used. When employed in this manner the same teeth that mesh with the teeth on the back of these connectors enable the angle to be set or ‘clocked’ in a convenient position assisting the direct the cable away in precisely the desired direction.

The company supply a broad portfolio of connector accessories created for high performance applications. For applications including defence, aerospace and demanding industrial applications it can find a protection solution for most connectors and has a dedicated advisory team to assist customers find their ideal interconnection solution. A large stock of standard backshells in multiple sizes and finishes and adhesive lined and plain shaped shrinkable boots are ready for immediate delivery, with no minimum order quantity or value requirement. The company also suppliers a range of nut plates, protective caps and gaskets to complete product final assembly.

Weald sealing and strain relief backshells are manufactured in the UK and are designed for MIL-DTL-26482 Series 1 and MIL-DTL-38999 (D38999) Series III and IV connector systems. Known as the LMA19 series, the backshells guard the cable and the integrity of the overall connection. They eradicate cable bending and over flexing and when employed with a heat shrink boot, they stop the ingress of liquids and dirt.


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