TE Connectivity has released its next generation ACT composite connectors within the DEUTSCH MIL-DTL-38999 series. The ACT series circular connectors are among the most versatile and popular circular mil spec input/output connectors in the world. These circular connectors offer composite shells providing up to 40% weight savings over aluminum connectors.
MIL-DTL-38999 connectors are widely used throughout the world in military, defense and commercial avionics applications. TE’s DEUTSCH group created one of the original composites in 1990, and has continued to upgrade and improve its products to match industry standards. The ACT series composite shells are among the lightest weight, the most resistant to corrosion and the most durable, offering 1,500 mating cycles.
“TE’s DEUTSCH next generation 38999 series III composite connectors continue to be one of the leaders the industry in consistency of performance,” said Scott Miller, product manager of global Aerospace, Defense & Marine at TE Connectivity. “Their variety of sizes and contact arrangements help provide maximum flexibility in circuit configurations.”
The ACT series composite connectors offer three shell styles, six shell clockings, two platings and more than 50 different insert arrangements supporting size 22, 20, 16, and 12 contacts for power and signal systems, as well as coax and twinax contacts.