Mil-standard black-finish connectors in distribution

August 19, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Farnell element14 is to distribute Amphenol’s new range of Black Zinc Nickel plated MIL-DTL-38999 connectors in Europe.

This MIL-DTL-38999 Series III, Class Z QPL RoHS compliant connector family meets all the environmental & electrical performances of the previous industry-preferred, non-compliant cadmium plating. The conductive and non-reflective black finish is approved for 500hrs salt spray endurance and is fast becoming the new defence industry standard.

Black Zinc Nickel plating is an suitable choice for applications in highly demanding environments such as;

· Next Generation Harsh Environment Vehicles

· Electric Drive vehicles

· Aerospace

· Communications Equipment

· Mass Transit

· Automotive

· Power generation

· Metering Equipment

Features include;

· Environmental RoHS compliant, Cadmium free

· Salt Spray 500hrs endurance with shell-to-shell continuity better than 5 mΩ

· Shell-to-Shell Continuity Less than 2.5 mΩ initially

· Mechanical 500 mating cycles, non magnetic

· Temperature Range -65° to +175°C in accordance with Mil-DTL-38999

· Compatibility - no significant galvanic reaction with cadmium, zinc cobalt or electroless nickel plated parts

· Availability deployed on standard connector ranges such as Mil- DTL-38999, Mil-C-26482, Rhino Power

Mary Egan, UK Distribution Manager at Amphenol Ltd, comments: “ As the trend for ‘Black is the New Green’ in global vehicle architecture initiatives continues, we look forward to further extending our range with Farnell element14.”

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