High-performance defence connector features three locking modes

17-07-2023 | ODU Connectors | Industrial

ODU AMC SERIES T connectors are designed for defence and security applications, providing three compatible plug locking options: Push-Pull, Break-Away and Thread-Lock - all fitting to a common bulkhead or receptacle across the equipment.

A push-pull plug reliably locks into the device with a ball-lock system. Break-Away (or Snatch) plug is designed to release the connection with manual pull force exerted, allowing quick and easy disconnection in critical situations. Thread-Lock screw locking is particularly suited to applications that have to deal with extremely strong vibrations.

The series is designed to enable emergency personnel to quickly and easily clean the connectors and replace interfaces, even in the field under extreme conditions and stress, with mechanical and colour-coding to prevent mismating. Different transmission variants can be individually configured, even in the smallest installation space. The robust housings are waterproof up to IP6K9K, submersible to 20m for up to two hours.

The series fulfils the requirements of MIL-STD-38999 and provides further advantages, being certified to MIL-STD-1472 and MIL-STD-810, withstanding temperature extremes from -65C to +175C and severe vibration. Standard 38999 crimps and back-shells are ideal for use with this connector.

Robust under high loads and extreme temperatures and resistant to dust, water and vibration, the company's connector systems are optimised for demanding applications and transmission reliability even in the most technically challenging environments.

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By Seb Springall