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KNB/KNC Series ESA Qualified

Based on the KN series MIL-DTL-55302 compliant connectors an ESA version of the KNB/KNC connectors has been created, which also offers signal contacts designed for demanding defense, commercial aerospace and space applications. They also are available in the 2 and 3 row series and offer flexibility not available with other interconnects.

Features & Benefits

  • Featuring Hypertac® Hyperboloid contact technology.
  • Mating and unmating cycle life up to 5.000 cycles.
  • Available in 2 & 3 row series from 17 and 160 contacts.
  • 0.100” (2.54 mm) on center (adjacent rows offset by 0.050” (1.27 mm) to allow straight printed circuit traces).
  • Straight dip, right angle solder, crimp, solder cup and Wire Wrap® terminations.
  • 0.024” (0.60 mm) diameter pins/sockets rated at 5 Amps.
  • Reinforced gold plating: 1,27 µm on active parts.
  • Average insertion/extraction force of < 30 g per contact.
  • Contacts removable from wiring side (front release, rear removable).
  • Alignment and keying provided by the end guides - 36 combinations (user changeable).
  • Contact resistance less than or equal to 8 mΩ.
  • Male or female contacts and guides available in either plug or receptacle.
  • Immunity to shock and vibration fretting.
  • Reinforced final production tests.

Overview

KN series ESCC3401/016 & ESCC3401/17 compliant connectors come in 2 - 3 row configurations designed with the legendary Hypertac® Hyperboloïd Technology. They were designed as high reliability printed circuit board connectors Specific ESA qualified offering pin counts from 17 to 160 contacts which are widely used in space applications.

 

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