Circular Connector for Military & Space Applications Released

The DBAS 9 connector from TE Connectivity is specifically designed to offer increased configuration options providing additional design flexibility By DA Reporter / 14 Jan 2022
DBAS 9

TE Connectivity (TE) has added the DBAS 9 connector to its family of connectors. The DBAS 9 connector is a new circular connector specifically designed to offer increased configuration options providing additional design flexibility for harsh military and space applications. 

This push pull connector combines the high-reliability of the proven DBAS 7 design with the flexibility of standard D38999 inserts. The DBAS 9 connector also provides cost-effective solutions using AS39029 signal and power contacts.

With a wide range of inserts, shell types and accessories with multiple surface-finishing options, the DBAS 9 is designed for custom solutions, such as integrated backshells, fiber optic and high-speed solutions. DBAS 9 connectors can also be manufactured according to European Space Agency (ESA) procedures to improve traceability and quality insurance requested for critical space applications. 

“The DBAS 9 connector offers a solution for engineers looking for a connector that is easy to install and uninstall, while providing high performance that can withstand extreme shock, vibration and high temperatures up to 200°C,” said Aurélie Cordier, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “The DBAS 9 connector is ideally employed in harsh applications, such as umbilical connectors for missiles and rockets where lanyard quick release or rack and panel mating is used.” 

Other key DBAS 9 features include: 

  • Visual and sensitive push-pull locking system for blind mating applications
  • Leading clip to help prevent accidental unmating on demand
  • Easy locking/unlocking (in heavy duty lanyard configuration)
  • Scoop-proof
  • Wide range of arrangements configurations of D38999 inserts: high density, hybrid signal and power layout and high-speed
  • Rack and panel feature
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