ITT Interconnect Solutions is launching a lightweight sealed connector for low-pressure applications for the prevention of water or air ingress up to a pressure of 15psi. Standard Mil-DTL-38999 series III Class Y hermetic connectors provide superior performance in high-pressure applications, but require heavy stainless steel shells and glass-to-metal compression sealing, with considerable weight implications. ITT ICS' new KJAYA sealed lightweight connector is a Mil-DTL 38999 series III style interconnect with aluminium shells that is water- and air-tight, yet reduces overall connector weight by over 25 per cent.
KJAYA's design innovations include copper-based contacts for reduced electrical resistance, and drop-in PC tail connectors for fast termination to the PCB or flex circuitry. There is also a crimp contact version with standard M39029/57 short socket contacts on a wire for both pin and socket layouts to assist automated crimp terminated cable installation and fast repairs. It is available in a full design range of Mil-DTL-38999 Series III insert patterns with contact sizes 22, 20, 16 and 12. Both wall-mounting and jam-nut mounting receptacles versions are available, in shell sizes 9 to 25.
The special sealants used in KJAYA sealed lightweight aluminium connectors are designed for 1x10-7 cm3/s sealing at 15psi. Suitable applications include aircraft bulkheads, avionics, ground radars, radios, battery packs and weapon controls and military video surveillance systems.
Further details about KJAYA sealed lightweight aluminium connectors are available in an Applications Note that is freely downloadable from www.ittcannon.com.