PCB connectors suit harsh aerospace environments

Posted By : Barney Scott
PCB connectors suit harsh aerospace environments

TE Connectivity has expanded its DEUTSCH 369 series connector range to include two new versions of the connector, enabling integration directly to the printed circuit board. Key applications include commercial aircraft interiors, helicopter and rail lighting. TE’s DEUTSCH 369 series connectors are designed with the industry’s strict regulations and Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems’ (EWIS) best practices in mind.

Based on EN4165/ARINC 809 connectors, the 369 connector series include connectors in 3, 6, and 9 position standard. The PCB versions follow these standards with their compact footprint and space-saving configuration. Engineers can choose between two versions to suit their application, either a panel mount configuration or a direct mounting to the printed circuit board.

 “When customers use the PCB versions they no longer require a cable between the board and the connector which save them time, money and space. These new additions make the 369 connector series a more complete offering,” said Gary Bannister, product manager of global aerospace, defense & marine at TE Connectivity.

The 369 PCB panel mount features an easy-to-install design. The connector is soldered to the board, and then the PCB assembly simply clips into the fascia panel, requiring no additional fasteners or fixings. The design features a mechanism to reduce mechanical stress on solder joints for more robust assemblies.

The 369 PCB Inline also features an easy-to-install design. The connector simply pushes into the board and is then soldered, requiring no additional fasteners or fixings.

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