Outgassed Military/Space Grade Connectors
Space grade connectors must meet stringent tests for outgassing and residual magnetism, vibration and extreme temperatures and EMI-RFI shielding to seal out the environment. These connectors are suitable for use in mission-critical equipment within demanding harsh environments in aerospace and satellite communications as well as medical and high-performance military applications.
The outgassing process (also called gas-off) transforms a standard connector into a space grade connector. PEI has NASA-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. We deliver test reports with every outgassed space grade 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 and ITT Cannon. In addition to our in-house outgassing capability, we also stock ITT Cannon’s non-magnetic d-sub NM/NMB series space grade connectors. Click here to learn more about the outgassing process, or click here to watch a demonstration of the outgassing process.
Learn more about space grade connectors by checking out our blog post called: "Space Grade Connector Solutions".
NOTE: ITT Cannon is not currently certified by the DLA and these products are not covered by the QPL/QML Military Part Numbers: MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL-24308, MIL-DTL-83723, MIL-DTL-83513.