Product Highlight: Glenair As80549 Backshells & Accessories

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. Below we explore the line of Glenair Backshells & Accessories offered by Air Electro.

Glenair Circular Connector Backshells and Accessories


  • High-performance circular connector accessories for every environmental, mechanical and electromagnetic shielding requirement
  • QPL’d AS85049 backshells
  • Tens of thousands of popular part numbers in inventory ready for same-day shipment
  • Fast turnaround on nonstandard and made-to-order accessories, typically only two to three weeks
  • RoHS compliant plating options

  • Eliminates “standing antenna” problems common with pigtail shield termination systems
  • Utilizes heat shrink termination (HST) sleeve technology for fast and reliable shield termination—even with dissimilar wire types/ gauges
  • Available in a standard configuration featuring a threaded compression nut and a tapered split-ring that fits snugly into a conical backshell or a lightweight split banding version.


  • High-grade engineering thermoplastic or machined metal
  • Six pressure-boundary feed-thru layouts with accommodation for 1 – 6 cables
  • Split-shell jam nut versions with EMI/RFI shield termination porch
  • O-ring sealed panel and box mounting interface


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For general purpose applications, electrical connectors and accessories are conventionally constructed from brass, nickel aluminum bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, and more recently from titanium. For applications where weight savings and advanced corrosion resistance is required, Glenair offers both conductive and non-conductive composite thermoplastics as a major alternative material.

Glenair’s composite interconnect components are manufactured from high-grade engineering thermoplastics for the toughest application environments. Specifically geared for high-performance air, sea and space applications, Glenair’s line of composite interconnect components are ideally suited for systems which require electromagnetic compatibility, reliable environmental protection and long-term durability and are available with accelerated lead-times and/or same-day shipment.

  • High temperature engineered thermoplastics for maximum strength and durability
  • Total immunity to galvanic corrosion
  • Up to 70% weight reduction compared to standard metal connectors and accessories
  • Hundreds of innovative, tooled designs in stock





Glenair Mil-Spec Backshells and Connector Accessories




Air Electro stocks a variety of Mil-Spec backshells from M85049 series to MIL-DTL-38999 series

Most customers have a simple expectation when they go shopping for safety-critical interconnect components: they want fast and accurate service. Air Electro stocks tens of thousands of qualified mil-spec backshells and connector accessories–bagged and tagged and ready for immediate shipment. In fact, Glenair is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of mil-spec backshells and connector accessories with more listed QPL’s and more manufacturing experience than any other supplier. You have a simple expectation: fast and accurate service.

At Air Electro, we’re ready to give you exactly that. We are conveniently located less than 20 miles away from Glenair and ready to deliver your backshells daily.




Glenair Rectangular Connector Backshells


Glenair Rectangular Connector Backshells

Glenair Rectangular Connector Backshells


Air Electro stocks a variety of Glenair rectangular connector Backshells from M24308 D-Sub, Micro-D to ARINC 600 series

Rectangular connector accessories offer users of rack and panel connectors the same range of connector and cable protection available for standard circular interconnects — strain relief, EMI shielding, environmental protection and so on. Glenair’s Rectangular Connector Backshells and Accessories catalog presents hundreds of our most popular designs, organized by connector product family and connector manufacturer.

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If you are ready to explore the entire library of high-quality Glenair products that Air Electro offers, Backshells and Accessories section of our website, or contact us to place an order.

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