SOURIAU, the world leader in multi-position circular connectors for harsh operating environments, has introduced a new line of miniature connectors developed from the MIL-DTL-38999: the micro38999 series. The new series offers the best possible performance in the most compact solutions available on the market. The micro38999 enables size and weight savings of 50% compared to the smallest MIL-DTL38999 Series III units.

The need for more compact, lighter connection solutions satisfying aerospace, military and industrial requirements has been growing for years. The rapid development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sensors and on-board electronics, along with the emergence of composite materials, has driven the industry to reduce the size and weight of all equipment, including connectors.

SOURIAU was able to meet this challenge head on, thanks to its knowledge regarding the behavior of materials at their operating limits, its mastery of manufacturing processes and its previous designs for the D38999 series. The combination of these three factors made it possible to create a miniaturized 38999 that features the same electrical, mechanical and environmental performance as the standard model. The new series will only strengthen SOURIAU’s position as a market leader in circular connector solutions.

For an example of their exceptional performance, one need only look at the micro38999's ability to withstand vibrations of 44grms for eight hours at a temperature of 125°C. To date, no other manufacturer has managed to raise the performance of its miniature connectors to such a demanding level. The electrical crimp contacts can be removed, enabling users to connect and disconnect the connectors directly on site. The contacts used have a M39029 design, which provides further assurance of a high-quality, secure connection.

In addition to the conventional coatings available on the market, all micro38999 connectors can be supplied with non-reflective black zinc-nickel protection to satisfy the latest RoHS directives. This offers many customers a reliable miniature solution for their applications in severe or extreme operating environments.

The micro38999 series is available with three different coupling systems: the screw-coupled 8DA, the bayonet-coupled 8LTA and the 8BA push-pull type. The market launch of this new miniature series is sure to open a new chapter in the history of connection solutions worldwide. For, it will make it possible to transmit as much information under harsh conditions as one requires – and perhaps even more – while at the same time helping to reduce the size of equipment.

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