Hermetic Seal Connectors: Glass-to-Metal Seal and Signature Lightweight Hermetic Connector Solutions

Hermetic Seal Connectors: Glass-to-Metal Seal and Signature Lightweight Hermetic Connector Solutions

Military QPL and Commercial Connectors for Harsh Environment Air-Tight-Seal Applications

Hermetic connectors are a special class of sealed Mil /Aero interconnect that incorporates glass-to-metal or other highly-engineered sealing technology. Hermetic seal connectors are specified for applications as divergent as submarines and orbiting satellites. They are deployed to resist moisture ingress in underground applications and to withstand pressure differentials in vacuum chambers, laboratory equipment and commercial and military aircraft.

Hermetic seal connectors, such as the MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II, III and IV supplied by Glenair, are principally designed for use in military aerospace — in fact, the sealing requirement for connector hermeticity was originally driven by military electronic applications. But the products are equally at home in commercial applications such as oil-patch, logging equipment or medical devices.

Hermetic seal connectors thrive in harsh application environments. Sensitive photographic, sensor and surveillance equipment mounted in the tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for example, must be able to operate in severe weather conditions, at high altitudes, under extremes of atmospheric pressure and in rapidly changing temperature gradients. Hermetic seal connector devices penetrating vacuum sealed black box equipment are selected for their ability to protect the controlled equipment environment by maintaining an air-tight seal between severe flight conditions and aircraft's sensitive payload.

While glass-to-metal sealing has traditionally been the "gold standard" of hermetic sealing, new lightweight encapsulant sealing technology from Glenair, called CODE RED, delivers mission-critical hermetic sealing with better contact electrical performance and a significant reduction in weight.

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To prevent detrimental intrusion of cleaning solvents/water into the connector when terminating, the connector must be protected IAW IPC J-STD-001 and/or NASA STD-8739.3. For assistance and/or additional information, please contact factory.

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Hermetic Connectors
MIL-DTL-38999 QPL and Glenair Signature Hermetic Seal Connectors

MIL-DTL-38999 QPL and Glenair Signature Hermetic Seal Connectors

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Series 80 Mighty Mouse Hermetic Seal Connectors

Series 80
Mighty Mouse Hermetic Seal Connectors

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Hermetic Receptacle with Coax Pin Contacts and Crimp Cable Adapter 801-059

801-059
Hermetic Receptacle with Coax Pin Contacts and Crimp Cable Adapter

Connector comes with cable adapters for termination of cable. Stainless steel, glass-sealed connectors with size 16 (up to 700 MHz) and size 12 (up to 3 GHz) coax contacts. Jam-nut, square flange or solder mount shell styles with solder washout standoffs. Contacts are gold plated nickel alloy. 100% tested to 1 x 10-7 cc/second helium leak rate.

Hermetic PCB Receptacle with Coax Contacts 801-124

801-124
Hermetic PCB Receptacle with Coax Contacts

Stainless steel shell hermetic glass-sealed connectors offer excellent corrosion protection and are 100% tested to 1 x 10-7 cc/sec helium leak rate. Available with size 16 and 12 Coax contacts. Choose jam-nut, square flange, or solder mount shell styles with Integral .025 (.64) standoff for solder washout. Contacts are gold plated nickel alloy.

Hermetic Bulkhead Feed-thru Connector 801-121

801-121
Hermetic Bulkhead Feed-thru Connector

Jam-Nut mount feedthrus provide a hermetic connection on both sides of a mounting panel. Stainless steel, glass-sealed connectors. Choose jam-nut, square flange or solder mount versions. Contacts are gold plated nickel alloy. 100% tested to 1 x 10-7 cc/second helium leak rate.

Jam-Nut Hermetic Bulkhead Feedthrough Connector 805-127

805-127
Jam-Nut Hermetic Bulkhead Feedthrough Connector

Hermetic glass-to-metal feedthru connectors offer a separable connection on both sides of the mounting panel. Innovative encapsulant allows for aluminum shells and gold plated copper alloy contact for improved performance and weight savings. 100% tested to meet 1 x 10-7 ccHe/sec @ 1 atm helium leak rate. Backpotted and parylene compatible.

Glass-Sealed Hermetic Board Mount Receptacle 805-006

805-006
Glass-Sealed Hermetic Board Mount Receptacle

Glass-to-metal seal PCB receptacle with .025 (0.64) integral standoff for board washout. Available in square flange, solder mount, weld mount, and jam-nut shell styles. 100% tested to meet 1 x 10-7 ccHe/sec @ 1 atm helium leak rate. Contacts are non-removable. Connector is backpotted and parylene compatible.

Glass-Sealed Hermetic Receptacle with Solder Cup or PC Tail Contacts 805-019

805-019
Glass-Sealed Hermetic Receptacle with Solder Cup or PC Tail Contacts

Glass-to-metal seal PCB connector with .025 (0.64) integral standoff for board washout. Available in square flange, solder mount, weld mount, and jam-nut shell styles. 100% tested to meet 1 x 10-7 ccHe/sec @ 1 atm helium leak rate. Contacts are non-removable. Connector is backpotted and parylene compatible.

Jam-Nut Hermetic Bulkhead Feedthrough Connector 805-127

805-127
Jam-Nut Hermetic Bulkhead Feedthrough Connector

Hermetic glass-to-metal feedthru connectors offer a separable connection on both sides of the mounting panel. Innovative encapsulant allows for aluminum shells and gold plated copper alloy contact for improved performance and weight savings. 100% tested to meet 1 x 10-7 ccHe/sec @ 1 atm helium leak rate. Backpotted and parylene compatible.

Glass-Sealed Hermetic Receptacle with PC Tail Coax Contacts 805-130

805-130
Glass-Sealed Hermetic Receptacle with PC Tail Coax Contacts

Glass-to-metal seal hermetic connector features PC tail Coax contacts for attachment to flexible or rigid board. Integral .025 (.64) standoff for board washout. Available in square flange, solder mount, and jam-nut shell styles. 100% tested to meet 1 x 10-7 ccHe/sec @ 1 atm helium leak rate. Backpotted and parylene compatible.

Series 806 Mil-Aero Hermetic Seal Connectors

Series 806
Mil-Aero Hermetic Seal Connectors

Series 806 Mil-Aero Glass-to-Metal Seal Hermetic Connectors

Series 806
Mil-Aero Glass-to-Metal Seal Hermetic Connectors

MIL-DTL-26482 Series I and II Type Hermetic Seal Connectors

MIL-DTL-26482
Series I and II Type Hermetic Seal Connectors

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MIL-DTL-83723 Series III Type Hermetic Seal Connectors

MIL-DTL-83723
Series III Type Hermetic Seal Connectors

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MIL-DTL-26500 Type Hermetic Seal Receptacle Connectors

MIL-DTL-26500 Type
Hermetic Seal Receptacle Connectors

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MIL-DTL-5015 Type Hermetic Seal Connectors

MIL-DTL-5015
Type Hermetic Seal Connectors

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Geo-Marine® Series III Type Hermetic Seal Connectors

Geo-Marine® Series III Type Hermetic Seal Connectors

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QPL Hermetic MIL-DTL-24308 D-Sub Connectors

QPL Hermetic MIL-DTL-24308 D-Sub Connectors

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MIL-DTL-83513 Type Micro-D Hermetic Seal Connectors

MIL-DTL-83513 Type
Micro-D Hermetic Seal Connectors

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Series 79 Micro-Crimp Hermetic Seal Connectors

Series 79
Micro-Crimp Hermetic Seal Connectors

The High-Density, High Performance Hermetic Rectangular
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Series 970 PowerTrip® Hermetic Seal Connectors

Series 970
PowerTrip® Hermetic Seal Connectors

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Hermetic High Speed and High Frequency Connectors

Special Hermetic Seal Connectors

Special Hermetic Seal Connectors

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