Hiconnex is an official distributor for Glenair (UK, USA). Hiconnex is a South African supplier and manufacturer of custom cable assemblies and connectors for military, avionics, industrial and marine applications. Glenair is well known in the interconnect industry as one of the world's largest manufacturers of military standard and commercial connector accessories.
One of the most common design requirements for interconnect technology used in high-reliability applications is size and weight reduction and complexity in military air, sea and ground applications. The available space for interconnect cabling is reduced when more and more systems and controls are being accommodated in the latest generations of land vehicle, fighter jet or Navy ship - and still weigh less than before. Reducing connector package size and weight thus becomes a critical concern.
Glenair developed the Series 80 'Mighty Mouse' connector precisely for such situations. At less than half the size and weight of high-density connectors such as the D38999, it has comparable environmental and mechanical performance.
Says Hiconnex managing director, Hitesh Pema: "The Series 80 'Mighty Mouse' connector is designed for high-reliability commercial and military interconnect applications that require robust environmental performance and reduced size and weight. It offers virtually equal performance to MIL-DTL-38999 interconnects with up to 71% weight and 52% size savings for similar contact layouts."
Originally developed as a smaller and lighter alternative to D38999 connectors for military aerospace applications such as attack helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, the Series 80 'Mighty Mouse' today serves in dozens of safety critical military, medical, industrial and geo-physical applications. It is supplied in five standard coupling designs: Light Duty UN Thread; Heavy Duty Double-Start; 'Aqua Mouse' Harsh Environmental; Bayonet; and Quick-Disconnect.
All the connectors in the Series 80 family are available with rear-release crimp contacts or with PC tail or solder cup terminations. Shell styles, including in-line plugs, square-flange and jam-nut receptacles are available for all types. Integrated banding platforms for EMI shield termination or rear-end threads for back-shell accessories are also standard throughout the line.
Ultra-flexible Ku/Ka-band cable 28 October 2020, Hiconnex
As a leader in civil aircraft interconnection and RF cables, Radiall introduces a new cable in response to ARINC 791 and ARINC 792 requirements. This new ultra-flexible cable is ideally suited for Ku/Ka-band ...
Read more...What makes good connector design? 25 November 2020, IPD Electronics
It’s important to remember that your connector may have physical design constraints like a minimum wire gauge or number of contacts, so it’s vital to consult with your connector supplier early in the process.
Read more...Durable connectors for harsh conditions 25 November 2020, TRX Electronics
When the going gets tough, you need rugged, reliable and ready connections to see the job done right and through to completion. From industrial and heavy equipment to defence applications, only the best ...
Read more...Magnetic jack connectors and their benefits 25 November 2020, Vepac Electronics
EDAC’s product offering includes the edacJAX range of magnetic and modular jacks, offering many features and benefits. These connectors are used in data, telecom, networking and home entertainment markets ...
Read more...Battle-tested power and data hubs 25 November 2020, Hiconnex
Ruggedised soldier-worn electronics have revolutionised mission effectiveness, but the ongoing evolution of Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) missions, including precision targeting, ground and ...
Read more...New precision RF products from Samtec 25 November 2020, Spectrum Concepts
In the build-up to this year’s IMS Microwave Week in June, Samtec’s Danny Boesing shared some of the new and upcoming products from the company’s stable of precision RF and millimetre-wave products. (Note: ...
Read more...Power connector for heavy-duty EV applications 25 November 2020, Startech Industrial
Amphenol Industrial Operations now offers a medium amperage connection system that is rated up to 120 A of continuous current. The ePower-Lite 5,7 mm has an operating voltage of 600 V a.c./800 V d;.c. ...
Read more...High-power grounding jumpers 25 November 2020, RS Components (SA)
Molex’s Triton grounding jumpers provide for the safe management of high-power busbars. Unique to the industry, the range is UL certified to deliver quality, safety and reliability.
The jumpers are ...