ITT Interconnect Solutions announces lightweight sealed MIL-DTL 38999 Series III style connector for low-pressure applications



ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of connectors and interconnects, has recently developed a MIL-DTL 38999 Series III style connecter capable of superior performance in low-pressure applications. The new KJAYA Series connector utilizes lightweight aluminum shells that not only provide a sealed, watertight and airtight solution for pressures up to 15psi, but reduce the overall weight of the connector by as much as 25% as well. ITT ICS' new connector series features copper-based contacts for reduced electrical resistance as well as drop-in PC tail connectors for fast termination to the PCB or flex circuitry. Additionally, connectors employing crimp contacts are also available, equipped with standard M39029/57 short socket contacts for pin and socket layouts. These crimp-terminated cables are offered in a full design range of MIL-DTL-38999 Series III insert patterns with contact sizes 22, 20, 16, and 12. Wall mounting and jam-nut receptacle versions varying from shell sizes 9 to 25 are also available. "A globally renowned leader in MIL-DTL 38999 interconnects, ITT ICS has implemented special materials in the lightweight KJAYA Series design that enable the connector to handle 1x10-7 cm3/sec sealing at 15psi. Although standard MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Class Y hermetic connectors provide enhanced performance in high-pressure applications, the heavy steel shells and contacts have severe consequences on the weight of the connector, making the KJAYA Series preferable for low-pressure applications," Dom Lecce, Product Manager at ITT Interconnect Solutions. The aluminum shells provided in the KJAYA Series connectors make it ideal for aircraft bulkheads, avionics, ground radars, radios, battery packs and weapon controls and military video surveillance systems, and other various applications. About ITT Interconnect Solutions ITT Interconnect Solutions is an international manufacturer and supplier of connectors including circular, rectangular, fiber optic, RF, power and high voltage, audio, PCMCIA, Compact Flash Card, enclosures, cable assemblies, and application specific custom solutions. The Interconnect Solutions portfolio includes the brands Cannon, VEAM, and BIW. For more information on ITT Interconnect Solutions and an archive of its press releases, please visit About ITT Corporation ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion.