Military (MIL-SPEC) connectors are shell-type connectors which are built in accordance with military specifications. Their design takes into account the need to protect the connection from environmental factors, allowing them to be used in military and aerospace applications. The type AN (Army-Navy) connector set the standard for modern day connectors. They are often referred to as Military Standard, "MIL - STD", or "MIL - SPEC" connectors.
Connectors typically consist of a mating...
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As a specialised communications engineer I always used first grade components and these were almost always MIL SPEC. I have used MIL SPEC connectors nearly everywhere but especially on Oil Rigs, Land mobile communications, Cruise Liners etc.
I designed and integrated Mil-Spec 38999 connectors into a Military Gas Turbine electrical system that was located in and around the static components at the front of the engine.
Military equipment and electronics like binoculars, cameras, communication equipment, battlefield equipment like armored vehicles, etc...
Many of the applications in space where MIL-SPEC connectors are used are "non-standard" unless you buy them as Space grade parts that have been conditions for out-gassing and off-gassing.
I would like to see a reduction in the overall length of the connector stack. The length of the combined connector, receptacle, backshells and boots can be prohibitive in confined spaces, meaning a limit on usefulness, or the inability to use the full suite of protective features (Backshells and boots).
Free, in-stock, zero weight, corrosion proof, hermetic, zero insertion loss, scoop proof, reconfigurable, field repairable, bullet-proof, strong, zero mating force, vibration and shock proof.
Make sure to match Male/Female types, use key positioning to make the difference between same size & same pin count, use Jamnut type only if your mechanic is VERY accurate, prefer BOX/Panel mount (with four screws) for longer life.