Space grade connectors must meet stringent tests for outgassing and residual magnetism and are suitable for use in aerospace and satellite communications as well as medical and high-performance military applications.
The outgassing process transforms a standard connector into space grade. PEI has NASA-approved / ESA-approved outgassing capabilities via our two in-house controlled, vacuum ovens. While outgassing normally takes weeks, we can fully outgas a connector in just 4 hours, which allows us to assemble, outgas, test, package and ship within 48 hours. We deliver test reports with every outgassed connector.
We can outgas electroless nickel-plated versions of MIL-DTL-38999s, converting them into space grade Class G D38999s. We offer Class G D38999s from Amphenol, ITT Cannon and Deutsch. We can also outgas Amphenol 2M micro-miniature circular connectors to make them space grade. In addition to our in-house outgassing capability, we also stock ITT Cannon’s space grade, non-magnetic d-sub NM/NMB series connectors. Click to learn more about the outgassing process.
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