Thursday 7 July 2011

Engine connectors

Souriau's KV class connectors are the perfect answer to the high-vibration and high-temperature (260°C) requirements encountered in aircraft engines and other harsh operating environments. In addition, the trend in aviation to minimise weight and to optimise the ergonomics of wiring harnesses make KV class connectors the perfect solution with their integrated backshell. It is because of these special features that the KV class is the solution adopted for new engine developments.

These connectors are qualified to Rolls Royce ESC15 KV and ESC16 KV standards. These connectors with an integrated backshell are used in engine environments and have been tested to vibration levels higher than the usual international standards (M83723 and EN2997).

In addition to the “traditional” approval tests (8 hours’ axial vibration at high temperature), KV class connectors have also undergone vibration endurance testing for 60 hours with high levels of vibration (considerable movement of up to 13 inches/second and spectral density of 0.03 g²/Hz).

Their 8535 KV and 8536 KV connectors are therefore the solution for harsh operating environments, with the added benefits of simplified wiring and weight reduction through their integrated backshell.

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