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Underwater / Subsea Connectors for High-Pressure Mission-Critical Applications

Underwater connectors, custom high-pressure cable, Pressure Balanced Oil Filled (PBOF) assemblies, and connector terminations. Depth rated to 10,000 psi (700 BAR) for naval and defense, deep-sea oil and gas industry, pipeline inspection (PIG), and oceanographic applications. Also, downhole, high-pressure and above-deck shipboard interconnect solutions. Underwater dry-mate fiber optic and high-speed electric solutions with 10KPSI pressure
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Know Your Connectors – The Importance of Choosing the Right Connector

The importance of connectors is extremely significant in the design process of systems. When designers fail to realize the importance of connectors, it, unfortunately, contributes to the failure of products. One simple mistake a designer could make is neglecting the necessary space for a connector to properly function or even fit into a box in
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How to select a High-Speed Connector for Your Design Application

The design process of electrical applications includes numerous considerations, particularly while designing high-speed networks. Many connector users may be unaware that various processes are considered, aside from merely assembling conductive wiring between two interconnects. Etching, tolerances, shielding, and more must be acknowledged while establishing high-speed connections and ensure proper signal integrity. The key to optimizing
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Souriau by Eaton Trim-Trio Connectors – Industrial Applications

Air Electro, an authorized Souriau by Eaton distributor, offers the most diverse lighting and industrial connectors in the market. Since 1978, when we signed the authorization agreement with Souriau (Which was acquired by Eaton in 2020), we have been serving our customers’ needs globally with rugged and power connectors. In this article, we would like
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Beyond “Off the Shelf”: How to Choose the Right Connector for Your Custom Engineering Application

Selecting an appropriate connector for the custom application can come with many headaches. This article is intended to introduce design and mechanical engineers to custom solutions in the interconnect field. From circular, rectangular, PCB, RF and many more to all the various specifications—mil—spec, BACC, EN3645, etc. So, finding a perfect fit can be challenging.
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The History of Our Mission to Mars

As the space race to the red planet heats up and private companies aim to mine and colonize it, we take a look back on the factual history of humans and Mars. Facts: There have been eight successful US Mars landings: Viking 1 and Viking 2 (both 1976), Pathfinder (1997), Spirit and Opportunity (both 2004),
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MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors are Ready for the Harshest Environments

MIL-DTL-38999 connectors are miniature, high-density circular connectors made for some of the most demanding conditions and harshest environments imaginable. These electrical connectors have been intentionally designed to meet very strict Mil-Spec requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Defense to establish an industry standard for performance and reliability. Despite being designed for the military,
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Air Electro Has Been Solving Your Interconnect Needs for Over 69 Years

Air Electro has over 20 years of experience as a manufacturer of specialized connectors and contacts, solving interconnect challenges in industries around the world. We offer a wide variety of capabilities, ranging from circular to rectangular connectors with straight PCB contacts to special coax and triax contacts. We also offer earth-friendly and budget-friendly contact plating
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Exploring Accessories: Glenair Composite Thermoplastic Options

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 hundreds of thousands of different
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Exploring Accessories: Glenair Backshells and Accessories

Accessories and Backshells 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 hundreds of
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Hermetic Connectors: TE Connectivity Deutsch MIL-DTL-38999 Series I and III

Hermetic connectors are glass-sealed connectors that are designed to operate in extreme environments. The glass to metal sealing enables the connector to be resistant to most liquids and gas, such as gasoline, jet fuel, oil, acids and hydraulic fluids, amongst others, making it an ideal connector for use in harsh environments ranging from satellites to
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AEI Value-Added Lines: EN3646

EN3646 is an Airbus specification for a low-profile, lightweight version of the MIL-DTL-26482 Series II connector. Is it a bayonet-style, quick-release connector that was designed for commercial aerospace applications. The commercial version (Souriau-Sunbank by Eaton’s 8525 and 8526 connectors) are also used in civil and military aeronautics, rail, armored vehicle equipment, telecommunications radars and weaponry.
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AEI Value-Added LinesDSX – SAE AS81659 & ARINC 404

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
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AEI Value-Added Lines: BACC Connectors

  Air Electro offers value-added assembly for BACC63 composite and stainless steel connectors. BACC63CT/CU/DB/DC is a Boeing specification for D38999 series III connectors and they are in accordance with the MIL-DTL-38999 Series III specification. Composite connectors (BACC63CU/CT) can be up to 30% lighter than aluminum connectors and are ideal for applications where weight saving is
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AEI Value-Added Lines: MIL-DTL-26482 Series I

MIL-DTL-26482 Series I is a quick-disconnect circular connector with a bayonet coupling designed to ensure reliable electrical connections in aircraft. The lightweight and compact size makes the 26482 style connector suitable not just for military and aerospace applications but also industrial and telecommunications applications that require a connector that can hold up in harsh environments.
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AEI Value-Added Lines: MIL-DTL-38999 Series I

The D38999 Series I connector is a circular, high-density bayonet style with shell sizes ranging from 9 to 25 with over 50 QPL approved insert arrangements available. It was designed for high-performance requirements for military and aerospace cable to panel applications. Other applications can include marine and communication equipment, medical instrumentation, weapon systems, armored carriers
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AEI Value-Added Lines: MIL-DTL-26482 Series II

MIL-DTL-26482 Series II is a quick mating, military circular connector with a three-point bayonet coupling system. It is a lightweight connector designed to be used in harsh environments for military and aerospace applications. It is also used for industrial and telecommunications applications that require a connector that can hold up in harsh environments. The shell
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AEI Value-Added Lines: MIL-DTL-38999 Series II

The D38999 Series II connector is a circular, high-density low profile bayonet style with shell sizes ranging from 8 to 24 with over 40 QPL approved insert arrangements available. It is a high-reliability connector, with EMI shielding and excellent shock and vibration and fluid resistance. It was designed for civil and military aerospace applications but
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AEI Value-Added Lines: MIL-DTL-5015 Series III

The 5015 series III is a rear release military circular connector with a threaded coupling designed for military/aerospace and industrial applications. It is a rugged connector that performs well in environments that require extreme reliability with high power handling features. Common applications include industrial machinery, engines, all road vehicles, sensors and telecommunication equipment.    
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AEI Value-Added Lines: MIL-DTL-38999 Series III

The D38999 Series III connector is the most prevalent military circular connector on the market. It is a circular, high-density screw coupling connector with shell sizes ranging from 9 to 25 with over 50 QPL approved insert arrangements available. It is a high-reliability connector, with a temperature range up to 200°C, high vibration withstanding 44g
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AEI Value-Added Lines: MIL-DTL-83723 Series III

M83723 series III is a high-density military cylindrical connector with two coupling styles: bayonet and threaded plugs and receptacles. It was designed for rugged use and high-temperature environments for both commercial and military aerospace applications.     Both coupling styles inter-mate with MIL-DTL-26500 connectors (the exception being shell size 8 threaded does not mate with
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Contacts: Carlisle – Tri-Star Electronics

Tri-star Electronics is the leading manufacturer for Mil-Aero contacts, servicing over 90% of the world’s leading aerospace, avionics and electronics OEMs. With over 400 different part numbers on the QPL, they are the world’s largest provider of Mil-Spec contacts. Air Electro has been a Tri-star distributor since 1986 and is the largest stocking distributor. With
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D-Sub Connectors: Positronic D-Sub

D-sub connectors are used in a wide range of applications. D-sub connectors are often used on communications ports, creating connections between different products such as CPUs, copiers, printers and other power supply units. DB9 connectors are used for token ring networks as well as other computer networks and the controller area network (CAN). D-sub connectors
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D-Sub Connectors

D-Sub connectors, also known as D Subminiature or D type connectors are small, lightweight connectors that are ideally suited for military equipment, industrial instrumentation, ground support devices and computer equipment. They can also be found in consumer electronics, telecommunications systems, medical equipment and local area networks (LANs). D Subminiature connectors are available in a variety
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Rectangular Connectors: TE Connectivity Deutsch DMC-M Series

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer design flexibility and ease of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Rectangular connectors are most often used in industrial automation, robotics, machine building, transportation-rail, and power creation. Today, we are taking a deeper dive into TE Deutsch DMC-M Series Connectors. TE Connectivity Deutsch DMC-M Series Rectangular
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Rectangular Connectors: TE Deutsch 369 Series

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer design flexibility and ease of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Rectangular connectors are most often used in industrial automation, robotics, machine building, transportation-rail, and power creation. Today, we are taking a deeper dive into TE Deutsch 369 Series Connectors. TE Connectivity Deutsch 369
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Rectangular Connectors: Radiall Quickmate Connectors

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer design flexibility and ease of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Rectangular connectors are most often used in industrial automation, robotics, machine building, transportation-rail, and power creation. Today, we are taking a deeper dive into Radiall Quickmate Connectors. Radiall Quickmate Connectors Quickmate, a range
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Rectangular Connectors: Radiall Modular Connectors

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer design flexibility and ease of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Rectangular connectors are most often used in industrial automation, robotics, machine building, transportation-rail, and power creation. Today, we are taking a deeper dive into Radiall Modular Connectors. Radiall Modular Connectors Air Electro is a
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Rectangular Connectors: Radiall Rack and Panel Connectors

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer design flexibility and ease of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Rectangular connectors are most often used in industrial automation, robotics, machine building, transportation-rail, and power creation. Today, we are taking a deeper dive into Radiall Rack and Panel Connectors. Rack and Panel Connectors
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Rectangular Connectors: Positronic Power & Hybrid Connectors

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer design flexibility and ease of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Rectangular connectors are most often used in industrial automation, robotics, machine building, transportation-rail, and power creation. Today, we are taking a deeper dive into Positronic’s Power & Hybrid Offerings. Positronic Power and Hybrid Connectors
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Rectangular Connectors: Positronic Offerings

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer design flexibility and ease of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Rectangular connectors are most often used industrial automation, robotics, machine building, transportation-rail, and power creation. Today, we are taking a deeper dive into Positronic’s Rectangular Offerings. Positronic Rectangular Connectors Product Offering   Rectangular
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Rectangular Connectors: Glenair Micro-D

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer design flexibility and ease of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Rectangular connectors are most often used industrial automation, robotics, machine building, transportation-rail, and power creation. Today, we are taking a deeper dive into Glenair’s Micro-D Connectors Glenair MIL-DTL-83513 Micro-D Connectors MIL-DTL-83513 allows the
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Rectangular Connectors: D-Sub Connectors

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer a design flexibility and easy of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Air Electro is an authorized stocking distributor for Positronic, Souriau-Sunbank by Eaton, Radiall, Amphenol, Glenair, TE Connectivity Deutsch and ADI Electronics as far as rectangular connectors go. Rectangular connectors are most often
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Connectors With Integrated Backshells

For connector applications where weight reduction and increased shell-to-shell conductivity are paramount, turn to Air Electro’s line of connectors with integrated cable management features. Cable clamps, banding porches, shrink boot adaptors, and other widely used backshell configurations are integrated directly into the connector in lieu of accessory threads and user-installed accessories. Common styles are machined
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Circular Connectors: Eaton Water Resistant Connectors

Air Electro distributes and assembles a variety of circular connectors for commercial, military, and industrial applications. Our circular connector lines consist of Mil-Spec, Boeing approved (BACC), Airbus approved (EN), Hermetic connectors, Filter connectors, and Eaton’s industrial Trim Trio line. Mil-Spec connector offerings are MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II & III, MIL-DTL-26482 Series I & II, MIL-DTL-83723,
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Circular Connectors: Eaton Push-Pull

Air Electro distributes and assembles a variety of circular connectors for commercial, military, and industrial applications. Our circular connector lines consist of Mil-Spec, Boeing approved (BACC), Airbus approved (EN), Hermetic connectors, Filter connectors, and Eaton’s industrial Trim Trio line. Mil-Spec connector offerings are MIL-DTL-38999 series I, II & III, MIL-DTL-26482 Series I & II, MIL-DTL-83723,
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Circular Connectors: RMS

Air Electro distributes and assembles a variety of circular connectors for commercial, military and industrial applications. Our circular connector lines consist of Mil-Spec, Boeing approved (BACC), Airbus approved (EN), Hermetic connectors, Filter connectors and Souriau-Sunbank by Eaton’s industrial Trim Trio line. Mil-Spec connector offerings are MIL-DTL-38999 series I, II & III, MIL-DTL-26482 series I &
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Circular Connectors: Radiall EB Tactical Conectors

Air Electro distributes and assembles a variety of circular connectors for commercial, military and industrial applications. Our circular connector lines consist of Mil-Spec, Boeing approved (BACC), Airbus approved (EN), Hermetic connectors, Filter connectors and Souriau-Sunbank by Eaton’s industrial Trim Trio line. Mil-Spec connector offerings are MIL-DTL-38999 series I, II & III, MIL-DTL-26482 series I &
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Circular Connectors: Radiall Hermetic Fiber-Optic Connectors

Air Electro distributes and assembles a variety of circular connectors for commercial, military and industrial applications. Our circular connector lines consist of Mil-Spec, Boeing approved (BACC), Airbus approved (EN), Hermetic connectors, Filter connectors and Souriau-Sunbank by Eaton’s industrial Trim Trio line. Mil-Spec connector offerings are MIL-DTL-38999 series I, II & III, MIL-DTL-26482 series I &
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Circular Connectors: Glenair Opto Electronic Connectors

Air Electro distributes and assembles a variety of circular connectors for commercial, military and industrial applications. Our circular connector lines consist of Mil-Spec, Boeing approved (BACC), Airbus approved (EN), Hermetic connectors, Filter connectors and Souriau-Sunbank by Eaton’s industrial Trim Trio line. Mil-Spec connector offerings are MIL-DTL-38999 series I, II & III, MIL-DTL-26482 series I &
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Circular Connectors: Glenair SuperSeal RJ45 and USB Connectors

Air Electro distributes and assembles a variety of circular connectors for commercial, military and industrial applications. Our circular connector lines consist of Mil-Spec, Boeing approved (BACC), Airbus approved (EN), Hermetic connectors, Filter connectors and Souriau-Sunbank by Eaton’s industrial Trim Trio line. Mil-Spec connector offerings are MIL-DTL-38999 series I, II & III, MIL-DTL-26482 series I &
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