BTC Electronic Components Now Offers Hermetic Seal Corporation’s New Lightweight Aluminum Connector

Connector distributor BTC Electronic Components (BTC – Wake Forest, NC) announced that it’s offering new lightweight aluminum hybrid hermetic connectors from Hermetic Seal Corporation (HSC). HSC – part of Ametek/HCC Interconnect Technologies – is now producing in volume, a lightweight hybrid hermetic connector with weight savings up to 68 percent over similar stainless steel construction. By combining an aluminum shell, stainless steel inserts and 52 alloy pins provides a true glass-to-metal seal (GTMS) connector.

Current configurations include: MIL-DTL-5015 Class “H” and MIL-DTL-38999 Rev “J”. Other configurations are available based upon specific requirements.

This connector is a good fit for designers looking for weight savings. To date the main application has been on the F-35.

Other notable features about this connector:
• Testing per MIL-H-28719, Type I; MIL-DTL-5015, Class H Series 1 & 2: and MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Rev “J” per Method 202
• Insert Arrangements per MIL-STD-1651/1560
• 168 Hour SO2 Tested per ASTM G85
• -40 to + 275 F Operating (-65 to +275 F Non-Operating)

BTC stocks and distributes a wide range of connectors, accessories and contacts. Since 1980, they have been solving their customers’ most difficult connector problems and recently became one of the first connector distributors to earn the AS9100 Rev C Certification.