Connector Backshells

Military and Commercial Circular and Rectangular Backshells

Connector backshells are essential accessories that are threaded onto the rear of a circular or rectangular connector shell to provide additional support and protection and create a more polished aesthetic look. Backshells intermate with a connector's rear end (wire end) geometry, and specifying one can be difficult due to the wide range of connector rear end design types, nut/bolt appearances and assembly procedures. When selecting a connector backshell, you'll want to keep in mind: the angle/profile you require (straight, 90° or 45°), the coupling style you need (such as spin, self-lock or direct), the type of connector you're using and the overall requirements of your application.

Connector backshells are available for commercial and military applications. They can be environmental or non-environmental, used for general duty or in harsh environments, or provide EMI/RFI protection, depending on the type chosen. Certain connector backshells, such as circular banding or crimp-ring styles, will require additional external protection such as heat shrink boots.

PEI-Genesis has a wide range of connector backshells in stock and ready-to-ship, and we are partnered with the brands you trust: Amphenol, ITT Cannon, and Sunbank by Eaton. We provide quick access to connector backshells for the most popular connector series, including MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL-83723, MIL-DTL-5015, MIL-DTL-26482 and M85049. We also offer a range of backshell accessories, including strain reliefs, protective covers, extender backshells, pipe thread adapters, termination systems, shorting caps and even electromagnetic shielding options.

If you need help specifying the right backshell for your application, contact us today and we'll find the perfect one for you. Or, browse our inventory below.

Learn more about extending applications with backshells by checking out our blog post called: "Extend Applications with Durable Connector and Cable Accessories".