NPFC - MIL-DTL-83503
CONNECTORS, ELECTRICAL, FLAT CABLE, AND/OR PRINTED WIRING BOARD, NONENVIRONMENTAL GENERAL SPECIFICATION FOR
|Publication Date:||24 August 2017|
This specification covers the requirements for multi-contact electrical connectors terminating flexible flat cable, and for mounting on printed wiring boards. It includes insulation displacement connectors (IDC), solder transition connectors, and header style connectors.
The sockets covered by this specification are intended for use on a printed circuit board or mounting into a chassis. Terminals may be soldered to the printed circuit board unless otherwise noted... View More
The sockets covered by this specification are intended for use on a printed circuit board or mounting into a chassis. Terminals may be soldered to the printed circuit board unless otherwise noted (see 3.1). Only plug-in component leads with similar finishes to the mating socket contacts should be mated; reference MIL-HDBK-454, General Guidelines for Electronic Equipment.
Military-unique rationale. The connectors covered by this specification are military unique because they must be able to operate satisfactorily under high altitude (70,000 feet maximum), resist corrosion due to salt spray; and 30 g of shock without discontinuities. Commercial electronic connectors are not designed to withstand such extreme environmental conditions and would experience catastrophic failure.View Less