The DSX series are multipin, rack and panel style connectors designed to electrically connect equipment racks to avionics equipment. Typically the plug is installed on the avionics rack and the receptacle on the equipment box. Applications include commercial and military aircraft and helicopters, railway, radar systems, power circuits, in-flight electronic instrumentation and flight simulators.
The DSX connector is available in four shell sizes (1, 2, 3 & 4) with environmental and non-environmental versions as well as EMI/RFI options to improve shielding effectiveness. Inserts are offered in various contact arrangements accommodating rear release, rear removable signal (size 22) power (sizes 5, 12, 16 & 20HD), coaxial (sizes 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 15), concentric twinax (sizes 5 & 9) triax (sizes 5 & 9) contacts in crimp, wire wrap or PC tail termination. Radiall’s 29504 fiber optic termini are also available.
Shell types are plugs and receptacles made from an aluminum alloy with cadmium yellow chromate or nickel plating options. Mismating is prevented by a polarizing system which provides 216 polarizing positions. For military part numbers, applicable polarizing position range goes from 00 through 99 only.
DSX is fully compliant to SAE AS81659 specifications and are listed on the qualified product list (QPL). The DSX series also includes ARINC 404 commercial connectors.