From: "Ken Finney"
Subject: Re: Where to learn about Mil-Spec MS- connectors???
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Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 17:19:56 GMT
"Erik Townsend" wrote in message
> I wish I knew more about Mil-Spec circular multi-pin connectors - the type
> sometimes referred to as "cannon plugs" by aircraft mechanics. The
> information I'm looking for is how to decode the part numbers, how to
> determine which contacts are compatible with which shells, ampacity
> of the various different size contacts, etc.
> I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction. Ideally, I'd
> love to find a pointer to some sort of "primer on mil-spec connectors" on
> the web. Short of that, the next best thing would be a reference to an
> electronics book that has a chapter or section about these connectors. I
> suppose the other option would be a pointer to the actual military
> specifications themselves, but I'm guessing that they contain more detail
> than I want or need.
> Thanks in advance to anyone who can suggest a source of further
> on this subject!
For specifics, go to www.dscc.dla.mil
click on "search", then on "mil specs and drawings", then "search" and
search by the base mil spec number (i.e. if the part number is
M12345/67-890, search on 12345)