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Lane Electronics: High reliability connectors and backshells from Weald Electronics

Weald Electronics is a major UK manufacturer of electrical connectors and accessories for defence and demanding industrial applications and leads the way in high performance interconnection solutions based on MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL-5015 and MIL-DTL-26482 specifications.

Lane Electronics: High reliability connectors and backshells from Weald Electronics

Weald Electronics manufactures a very wide range of circular bayonet and screw coupling connectors, available in a choice of materials and finishes. Weald high-performance connectors and accessories are widely used in applications that include defence, industrial, mining, offshore and motorsport.

Key product ranges include:

  • LMH - Miniature bayonet-lock connectors manufactured to BS9522 F0017, BS/CECC 75201-003, and meeting the requirements of MIL-DTL-26482 Series 1 military specification (Solder Terminations). The LMH series can be supplied in nine shell sizes and 25 shell styles.
  • LMJ and MG – Screw-coupling and reverse-bayonet coupling circular connectors designed to meet the requirements of MIL-DTL-5015 military specification. They feature aluminium alloy shells which can be supplied in 13 sizes. They incorporate a neoprene insert capable of housing between 1-104 solder or crimp contacts.
  • LMV - Mains power connectors manufactured in accordance with BS CECC 75201-004 which conforms to the safety requirements of BS EN 60950 for safe use in mains applications and CE marked equipment. Available in two shell sizes, they are suitable for direct 3-way mains connections in 250V AC or DC applications.
  • LMG - Connectors manufactured to BS 9522 F0014 and available in either aluminium shells with a fine thread coupling or brass shells which have a coarse thread coupling. These IP67 rated connectors feature medium to low density contact arrangements housing from 1 to 26 solder contacts in three shell sizes. They are designed for DC and low frequency applications with current ratings from 3 to 60A.

The versatility of Weald circular connectors is increased by a choice of shell sizes, styles, plug and socket contact types and contact arrangements. In addition to circular connectors Weald Electronics manufactures PCB Edge Card connectors, two-part PCB connectors and subminiature plastic-bodied circular connectors.

A range of accessories are manufactured by Weald to complete any interconnection solution. These include protective caps and backshells as well as specially developed protective caps, nutplates and gaskets for use right across motorsport.

Weald sealing and strain relief backshells have been designed for MIL-DTL-26482 Series 1 and MIL-DTL-38999 (D38999) Series III and IV connector systems. Known as the LMA19 series, the backshells protect the cable and the integrity of the overall connection. They eliminate cable bending and over flexing and when used with a heat shrink boot, they prevent the ingress of liquids and dirt.

With design, manufacturing and test facilities at its Sussex based factory, Weald Electronics is able to tailor a connector solution to exactly meet a customer’s specific requirement on surprisingly short lead times. Standard products are normally available by next day.


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