Board level products for harsh environments


Low mating force range


Amphenol’s Low Mating Force Connectors are well known in the connector arena. With proven performance on the ground, in the air, and at sea.
In service for over 25 years, with over 50 million brush contacts fielded; and qualified for use on M1A2 Abrams, F-16 Falcon, F/A-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, AIM-132 ASRAAM and many more applications.

  • Multiple strands of high tensile strength wire bundled together to form brush-like contacts provides low mating force, extended service life and stable electrical performance.
  • Multiple contact interfaces – Strands of high tensile wire are bundled together to form brush-like contacts. By intermeshing two multi-strand wire bundles, an electrical connection is made.
  • Provides redundant current paths, 14-70 (points of contact) per mated contact with a gas tight junction Very smooth (low friction) interface

Design flexibility

Combination of brush contacts, fiber optic termini, coax and power contacts

Power strip connector series

Hybrid custom connector

Docking connectors

The brush contact offers high performance where frequent docking to charge and transfer data is necessity

Key features

  • 4 body styles: mother board (MB), daughter board (DB), PC connector, input/output connector
  • Molded of thermoplastic material
  • 2,3 and 4 row configurations, 10 to 100 contacts per row in one contact row increments
  • .100 inch center to center contact spacing, square grid
  • Application flexibility (parallel boards, perpendicular boards, wire to board, end to end boards, card extenders)
  • Military versions meet MIL-DTL-55302/166 through /172
  • Termination versatility; straight & 90° PCB stud, wirewrap & crimp
  • Options on termination lengths and plating
  • Front release/front removable contacts on Mother Board, Daughter Board and PC version; rear release/rear removable crimp contacts (size 22D) or printed circuit board pins provided with Input/Output connectors
  • Accessories available for latching and polarization
  • Up to 256 keyed, mating polarizations available
  • Hybrids available – mix signal with power, RF or fiber optics
  • Smaller sized connector designs with as few as 5 contacts per row

The low mating force connectors serve various markets, including

  • Military avionics & airframe
  • Commercial avionics & airaframe
  • Ground vehicles
  • C4ISR