Manufactured from a high-stress aluminium alloy with a heavy, non-magnetic nickel under plate, and over-plated with gold, these lightweight connectors are stronger than conventional connector shells. Available in two different series, K128 and K134, all sizes and pin layouts mate with standard ITT space D-subminiature connectors built to NASA/GSFC/ESA dimensions. Weight savings, when compared to standard brass shell connectors, range from 8.1% for size D (50 or 78 pins), right up to 15.4% for shell size E (9 or 15 pins).
The K128 machined aluminium connectors are available in standard and high-density configurations as solder cup, crimp with optional grommet, straight PCB and 90 degree designs.
The second series, K134 aluminium blind hole 90 degree PCB connectors, are available in standard and high density versions, and six different shell sizes with 15, 26, 44, 62, 78 and 104 contacts.