CDM Electronics Expands Audio and Mid-Range Power Connector Inventory

CDM Electronics announced a significant expansion of their MIL-DTL-55116 (part #M55116) audio frequency connectors and MIL-DTL-55181 (part #M55181) mid-range power connectors.  CDM is an authorized stocking distributor for the complete line of TacCom connectors, and accepts online orders for prototype as well as production quantities.  The MIL-Spec parts are field proven in a wide range of SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System), JTRS (Joint Tactical Radio System) radios and other tactical communication systems.  A comprehensive portfolio of QPL and customized products are offered to assist OEMs rapidly develop application specific solutions including custom connector/cable assemblies.

The battlefield-tested M55116 audio frequency plugs and receptacles feature metal and over-molded shell construction, J-slot twist lock mating and spring-loaded, button-to-pad contact.  The panel or cable-mounted connectors are vibration resistant to promote a consistent, secure contact.  Contacts are gold over nickel.  Parts are available with solder, crimp and PC tail contacts and in multiple filtered versions.  They feature a dielectric strength of 500 V (rms) in 5- or 6-contact versions, and insulation resistance of 1000 megohms min.  Additional M55116 specifications include durability of 3,000 cycles, air pressure of 2.5 psi, and water immersion of 40 hrs. at 6 ft.

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