Littelfuse announced the availability of its latest C&K product — the MDMA Micro-D Connector with removable crimp contacts. This unique design innovation allows end users to easily create custom cable harnesses — no soldering or shrink tubing is required.
The MDMA-MDMB Connector Series is ideal for use in many harsh environment applications, including space equipment (flight and engineering model), satellite harnesses, launchers and payloads, avionics/military, electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS) manufacturers, and other high-performance applications.
"The MDMA Micro-D connector with removable crimp contacts is a game-changer for the space industry,” said Rémi Antoine, global product manager at C&K. “It offers our customers flexibility, customization, and cost savings. By ensuring only the required wires are used, there is a cost reduction for the harness manufacturer. The harness length is flexible and can be chosen to exactly suit the application, saving valuable time and weight for a space mission."
The MDMA-MDMB Micro-D microminiature compatible connectors offer several key benefits beyond the removable crimp contacts. They allow users to choose harness lengths to suit each unique application precisely, aave valuable weight for space missions while enabling easy end-user installation, and eliminate the need for shrink tubing. They’re compatible with existing Micro-D connectors and wire gauges from AWG24 to AWG28, are compliant with the ESA/ESCC 3401 specifications, and are MIL-83513 compatible. Additionally, the connectors not subject to outgassing.
The MDMA-MDMB's high-performance Micropin contact system uses a "twist pin" spring male contact and tubular socket contact to provide removable crimp-type contacts that enable easy end-user installation and rework. Dedicated tools are available to make the retention test of each contact in the connectors and remove the contacts from the connectors for cable extraction.
They’re available in 9-, 15-, 21-, 25-, 31-, 37-, and 51-pin versions in either nickel or gold plating.