Space-qualified connector source

C&K Components has developed a family of rectangular micro miniature connectors with removable crimp contacts tested to ESA specifications. MDMA series connectors are interchangeable with ESA Micro D connectors and MIL-DTL-83513 products High reliability connector product manager for C&K Components, Gilles Parguey, said: MDMA series connectors are one of the only Micro D devices available with removable contacts qualified for space applications. This provides increased versatility as users can adjust and crimp the cable diameter and length during final assembly according to requirements.

The devices are ideal for flight equipment, payloads and harnesses, satellites and launchers, as well as engineering models, ground equipment and testing. They can also be used in medical, military and aerospace applications.

Using twist pin contact technology, MDMA connectors are available in nine, 15, 25 and 37-way configurations and are compatible with 26 to 28 AWG wire. Optional interfacial moisture and humidity sealing is available on request.