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VOLUME -27 NUMBER 8
Publication Date: 08/1/2012
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Cooper Extends Aircraft Power Receptacle Life
Power connector adapter.
Camarillo, CA — Cooper Interconnect has added the Titan Ground Power
Series of cable assemblies and field-replaceable adapters to the company's Burton Family of aviation products. Advanced interconnect technologies decrease mating forces by 40 percent and demating by 60 percent, significantly increasing the service life of military and commercial aircraft receptacles and reducing receptacle-related Aircraft On Ground (AOG) instances. Cable-assembly connectors and optional "nosepiece" adapters incorporate precisely positioned, floating sockets that independently adjust to aircraft receptacle pins. A six-tine socket design improves engagement cycle force consistency, which also contributes to extending the service life of airframe mounted, 400Hz receptacles.
In addition to precisely positioning the sockets, glass-filled epoxy carriers internal to the cable connectors and adapters protect the bolts, pins and sockets. They also ensure that the adapter bolts can be removed even after being run over by aircraft tugs and terminal-support vehicles.
The optional adapter is field replaceable in minutes and is less than 50 percent of the cost of a ground-power cable refurbishment. The adapter incorporates all of the design features of the molded cable assembly connector that reduce aircraft receptacle wear, receptacle-related AOG expenses and schedule delays.
Titan Ground Power cables are available in banded, jacketed and six-around-one configurations. These rugged products are rated for full-load operation from -67 to +185°F (-55 to +85°C) and meet SAE AS7974 testing of 20 foot-pounds (27 joules) impact at -67°F (-55°C). A molded-in strain relieves fuses and environmentally seals the cable jacket directly to the connector.
Contact: Cooper Interconnect, 750 West Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
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