For those aerospace and military applications that require rugged yet lightweight components, Amphenol Aerospace offers the 2M Series connectors. These upgraded micro-miniature connectors are 71% lighter, 52% smaller and have 60% more contact density than other connectors in their class.
Designed and tested to Mil-Spec standards and comparable to MIL-DTL-38999 connectors, the connectors mate and mount with existing micro-miniature aerospace/defense connectors. These high-density connectors maximize SWaP (size, weight and power) in a variety of high-reliability, harsh environments.
The connectors feature 40 insert patterns including mix contact arrangement, multiple termination styles, high speed, filter, EMI/ESD and hermetic solutions. Application-specific customized solutions are also available.
The connectors have four coupling styles. Each style offers anti-decoupling on every connector as well as withstands up to 44 g’s of random vibration and 300 g’s of shock on 2M801 and 2M805 Series.
The fast-mating 2M801 Dual-Start ACME thread connector features a Dualok plug that exceeds MIL-DTL-38999 vibration levels and offers high coupling torque. The 2M803 features a 1/4 turn bayonet coupling for quick mating in general avionics and weaponry applications.
For breakaway applications, like soldier-worn equipment, the 2M804’s push-pull coupling disconnects quickly. The tri-start ACME thread-style 2M805 uses an anti-decoupling ratchet for secure mating.
The rugged, micro-miniature 2M Series connectors are available in aluminum and stainless steel with various corrosion resistant platings including stainless steel/passivated, non-conductive aluminum/black anodize and aluminum/electroless nickel, aluminum/zinc-nickel with black chromate or olive drab. The 2M Series also offers Durmalon aluminum/nickel-PTFE plating, the only mil-qualified RoHS-compliant plating in the industry.
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