Quick Disconnect Cordsets Information

Quick disconnect cordsets are special power connectors that incorporates a quick-connect mating geometry, typically by twisting and seating for positive contact. Quick disconnect cordsets are used on machinery and equipment for safety purposes. Most Quick disconnect cordsets involve a male and a female half, which are designed to plug into or connect to one another. A quick disconnect cordset is designed to be interchangeable between different male and female mechanisms. There are many types of quick disconnect cordsets. Examples include blocks, cables, receptacles, and connectors. Quick disconnect connectors can be straight or right-angled and are physically keyed to prevent wiring mishaps. Quick disconnect cables can be in an Axial cable and right-angle model. Quick disconnect cables provide a secure connection for proximity sensors, photoelectric sensors, and other field devices. Quick disconnect cabling choices include built-in mini-connector, micro connector, pigtail micro-connector, or a 6 ft. integrated cable. Other types of quick disconnect cordsets are commonly available.

Selecting Quick Disconnect Cordsets

Quick disconnect cordsets should be chosen keeping in mind their size, pressure, and temperature. If quick disconnect cordsets are to accommodate the most rigorous demands, then the maximum size, temperature and pressure should be considered. Quick disconnect cables are available in 2m, 5m, and 7m cable lengths and are made with a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) jacket for typical industrial applications or a PUR (polyurethane) jacket available for oily and direct sunlight applications. A quick disconnect connector has an aluminum or stainless steel shell. Quick disconnect cordsets are terminated directly to connector body and feature a canted stainless steel spring in the receptacle and a detent in the plug body. Quick disconnect cordsets are designed and manufactured to meet most industry specifications.


Quick disconnect cordsets are used in many applications. Examples include their use in aircraft headsets, tactical radios, battery packs, helmets, ruggedized computers, GPS receivers, night vision optics, laser range finders, hand-held communications equipment, and navigation equipment. Quick disconnect cordsets maintain the integrity of the moving parts as well as compensate for any misalignment, imprecision, internal or external operating influences, and variables in devices they are used. Quick disconnect cordsets are used when fast connection and disconnection of the cable is necessary to preserve the working integrity of the system. Quick disconnect cordsets are suitable for tactical military gear, geophysical equipment, and industrial applications. Quick disconnect cordsets should adhere to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards.