C&K Components has launched its new Space Splice high-reliability connecting solution. A compact, easy-to-use alternative to manual splicing, the new, one-way Space Splice high-reliability connectors deliver high radiation and temperature resistance, low residual magnetism, and low degassing, and — manufactured in accordance with ESA/ESCC specifications — meet the highest quality requirements for satellite, payload, and other harsh environment applications, including: laboratory, avionics, military, and medical equipment.
An EPPL2 (ESA/ESCC European Preferred Part List Part 2) product, the series accepts the most popular cable gauges (AWG 20 – AWG 30) and employs removable, D*MA crimpable contact technology that allows for both manual and guiding-tool-assisted insertion.
Featuring a PEEK insulator and copper-alloy socket and pin contacts finished with 1.27µm gold, C&K’s Space Splice high-reliability connectors are rated for 300Vrms working voltage and 7.5A maximum current, exhibit < 200 Gamma residual magnetism (NMB) and > 1 x 108 Rads radiation resistance, and are designed for use in operating temperatures spanning -55°C to +125°C. Space Splice connectors measure ⌀3 x 29.5mm, weigh a maximum of 0.2g, and are shipped in bulk plastic bags containing 250 units. Accessories for the series include: a crimping tool, an extraction tool, a locator, and two contact probes for a retention tool.