Space-Grade Circular Blind-Mate Connectors

Space-Grade Circular Blind-Mate Connectors

Float-Mount and Adjustable Separation Force Connectors

Series 253

Glenair Series 253 blindmate connectors are designed to meet applicable environmental, electrical and mechanical performance characteristics of D38999 Series III. The technology is well suited for use in commercial rackand-panel instrumentation applications, as well as a blind-mate solution for satellite deployment, scientific research and development payloads, interstage, UAV, and munitions release and more.

  • Adjustable separation force (AKA assisted-release, zero extraction force) solutions
  • Blind-mate, fixed and float-mount interconnects for non-ITAR commercial as well as military/defense applications
  • Misalignment accommodation and special auxiliary sealing for trouble-free blind mating in environmental applications
  • Available in most symmetrical MIL-STD-1560 insert arrangements with contacts sizes from #23 to #8
  • Selected materials offer low outgassing properties and high resistance to both corrosion and stress corrosion cracking
  • NASA outgassing bake-out process available
  • Designed to withstand the rigors of launch and flight—including shock, vibration, thermal vacuum, acceleration, and temperature extremes
  • Standard accessory threads and teeth per MIL-DTL-38999 accommodate a wide range of backshell accessories
  • Crimp-removable contacts standard. Consult factory for PC tails, dual-flange standoffs, custom blind-mate configurations, and hermetically sealed options

Reference

Datasheet

Space Mechanisms > Section C

253-014 and 253-015

253-014 and 253-015

Plug and receptacle pair, jam-nut mount with misalignment accommodation and optional sealing
253-016 and 253-017

253-016 and 253-017

Wall mount assisted separation force (ZEF) plug and receptacle pair with misalignment accommodation
253-018

253-018

Bulkhead feed-thrus with assisted kick-off and standard triple-start plug and receptacle mating interfaces
253-019

253-019

Floating jam-nut mount receptacle for use with 253-018 bulkhead feed-thru
253-031

253-031

Plug, jam-nut mount with assisted kick-off (spring force)
253-032

253-032

Blind-mate floating jam-nut mount receptacle with misalignment accommodation; for use with 253-031 plug
253-033

253-033

Feed-thru receptacle, with D38999 type plug
IAW MIL-DTL-38999 Series III
253-025

253-025

Locking circuit and test mate connector
IAW MIL-DTL-38999 Series III