We at Air Electro are proud of the partnerships we have established throughout our 65+ years in the industry. Glenair is one of those important relationships.
Glenair is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of connectors, backshells and interconnect cable assemblies. Founded in 1956, Glenair was the first company specifically founded to produce electrical connector accessories. Building on that foundation they now offer a dozen, full-spectrum product lines designed to meet every interconnector requirement, including a broad range of military qualified commercial connectors.
Air Electro has been a franchised distributor for Glenair since 1991, offering the full breadth of Glenair product. Beginning in 2012, Air Electro teamed up with Glenair to be their first distributor to sell Glenair’s cutting edge opto electronic product.
We maintain a vast inventory of Glenair’s same day shipment inventory on hand at Air Electro, and being less than 25 miles from Glenair’s headquarters in Glendale, CA, Air Electro is an excellent source for quick deliveries of Glenair’s entire line of connectors and accessories.
Glenair’s Mighty Mouse Series 80 is the leading miniature connector series used in military, civil and ground applications. It mimics the MIL-DTL-38999, however, it is smaller in size and lighter. The Series 80 Mighty Mouse Connector is ideal for the extensive range of power and signal applications that rely on safe environmental and mechanical performance and electromagnetic compatibility as well as high-speed applications such as gigabit Ethernet. This series offers six different coupling variations-size #23 crimp contacts are standard, set on .076″ centers. Mighty Mouse connectors have been used in many critical military and civil applications specializing in harsh and rugged environments. Considering this series is half the size and weight of the standard D38999 connectors, many engineers switched their designs toward this series.
The goal of creating this series was to drastically decrease the size and weight of this flight-critical connector while maintaining its core performance features. The connector reduction work took place in three critical areas beginning with reduction of the shell size and the addition of banding and shrink boot accessory functions. By doing so, Glenair successfully managed to cut not only the size and weight of the D38999, but also reduce the cost significantly.
For Information on all of the Might Mouse connectors that Glenair offers carried by Air Electro, view our article on the entire Mighty Mouse line.
Glenair Hermetic MIL-DTL-38999 Glass Sealed Connectors Series I, II, III, IV
Glenair’s hermetic connectors are glass sealed connectors designed to perform efficiently in extreme and harsh environments. The glass to metal sealing configuration enables the connector to be resilient to gas and liquids such as airplane gasoline, oils, hydraulic fluids, amongst many others. Glenair takes the hermetic connectors to the next level, offering CODE RED technology. Traditionally, glass-to-metal sealing has been the “gold standard” of hermetic sealing, new lightweight encapsulant sealing technology from Glenair, called CODE RED, brings mission-critical hermetic sealing with more efficient contact electrical performance and a drastic reduction in weight.
At Air Electro, we stock and offer the same day shipping on various hermetic connectors including MIL-DTL-38999, MILT-DTL-26482 and MIL-DTL-83723. With a full engineering team, we also offer custom design connectors for all of your custom projects.
MIL-DTL-83513 allows the use of low-cost stamped contacts; however, the Glenair Micro-D connector features the high-performance TwistPin contact system. Glenair M83513 connectors are 100% Made in USA. Glenair’s industry-leading Micro-D capacity and capabilities offer quick worldwide access to the full range of QPL items. In addition to the general specification, MIL-DTL-83513 contains a total of 33 Detail Specification Sheets, nicknamed “slash sheets” because a forward slash is used in the numbering system.
Being only 20 miles away from Glenair’s headquarters, Air Electro is the leading authorized distributor for all the Glenair connector needs. To learn about the entire Glenair MIL-DTL-83513 Micro-D Connectors, view our article on the entire line offered by Air Electro.
As a franchised stocking distributor for Glenair, Air Electro offers a comprehensive selection of Mil-Spec and commercial backshells; from wire bundle strain reliefs, backshells, dummy stowage receptacles and protective covers, to advanced electromagnetic shielding and termination systems, extender backshells, pipe thread adapters, shorting caps, and cable sealing backshells. Glenair produces literally hundreds of thousands of different designs to meet every application need including virtually every AS85049 Mil-Spec accessory every documented.
As a leading authorized distributor for all the Glenair products, Air Electro can assist with of your requirements.
Beginning in 2012 Air Electro teamed up with Glenair to be their first distributor to sell Glenair’s cutting edge optoelectronic product.
Optoelectronics (also referred to as photonics) are various forms of optical transceivers/receiver assemblies, copper-to-fiber media converters, “active” connectors and cables and other devices used to convert digital electrical signals in electronic equipment into optical signals for high-bandwidth, long-distance transmission. In aerospace and other demanding environments, optoelectronics are ruggedized for resistance to temperature extremes, vibration and shock.
Commercial and military avionic platforms, as well as in-flight communications and entertainment systems, flight displays, and data servers for aerospace applications increasingly rely on high-performance, harsh-environment optoelectronic modules that convert electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical data streams at rates from 1 Gbps up to 10 Gbps and beyond.
The harsh environmental requirements of commercial and military aerospace (temperature extremes, vibration and shock, EMI shielding, hermetic packaging and so on) are not adequately addressed by commercial-off-the-shelf fiber-optic interconnects and transceiver/receiver assemblies. Many other applications also require optoelectronic modules that can operate in harsh environments including spacecraft, military ground vehicles, navy ships, above-ground and sub-sea oil and gas production plants as well as collider physics and nuclear plants.
These products are often used in fiber optic interconnect cable assembly applications such as: environmental over-molded fiber optic cable assembly, multi-way inside-the-Box D38999-to-ST assembly, fiber optic multibranch assembly with flexible conduit wire protection and integrated cable storage bay, GFOCA I/O to board assembly with reinforcing over braiding, high-speed video fiber optic switch and cable junction box assembly, and turnkey GFOCA fiber optic cable assembly.
Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) technologies are designed to shunt voltage transients directly to the ground before such surges can damage sensitive electronic equipment.
Individual TVS diodes, as well as diode modules, are incorporated directly into the TVS filter connector package to provide optimal protection for either individual contacts or groups of contacts without significant increases in connector size or weight. RTCA DO-160 and other electrical performance standards define acceptable benchmarks for withstanding electromagnetic pulse, lightning strike, or other induced voltage surges in high-reliability systems. For high-speed signals, care must be taken in selecting diodes to minimize capacitance loading effects which can lead to signal loss. Glenair SuperSeal™ TVS-equipped RJ45 connectors have been engineered to transmit high-speed signals while providing indirect lightning strike protection in accordance with the RTCA DO-160 standard.
SuperSeal™ connectors prevent catastrophic EMP failure in military and commercial aircraft.
- Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) protection
- Lightning protection
- Saves weight and space
- Superior performance
- D38999 Series III type
- SuperSeal™ signature sealing and grounding
- Available in many various shell types: 28840, 5015, 26482, 38999, and Series 801, 804, and 805 Mighty Mouse.