Product Announcement from SOURIAU PA&E
The connector provides more than 5,000 megohms of insulation resistance at 500 VDC and exhibits no evidence of dielectric withstanding voltage breakdown when tested in accordance with MIL-STD-1344, Method 3003. PA&E's lightweight aluminum Micro-D connectors can be configured with 9, 15, 21, 25, 31 and 37 pin counts. Its contacts are made of beryllium copper CDA alloy that are finished in nickel/gold plating. PA&E's new aluminum Micro-D connector has an operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C.
The new connector uses SOURIAU PA&E's industry-proven polycrystalline ceramic-to-metal sealing technology, Kryoflex®, to achieve a leak rate of less than or equal to 1X10-5 cc/sec He at one atmospheric differential pressure. Its chemically active Kryoflex seals provide a direct ceramic-to-metal bond, by means of oxygen-pinned valence bonding. This unchanging chemical and mechanical bond is enhanced by Kryoflex's randomly organized crystalline structure, which allows this unique material to relieve stresses from within itself. Kryoflex has an electrical resistivity of 1x1018 Ohms/cm and easily maintained resistance values exceeding 50,000 megohms. Kryoflex seals allow the use of copper alloys so this connector has up to 70 times the current-carrying capacity of conventional products.