The MIL-DTL-26482 specification covers the general requirements for two series of environment resisting, bayonet quick disconnect, MIL-C-26482 miniature, circular electrical connectors with 5 keyways. An Aluminium Alloy shell and hardware create a rugged connector with minimal weight. Each series can include ‘hermetic’ receptacles. The two series of connectors are intermateable when using power contacts and are not intermateable when using shielded contacts. Bayonet fixing ensures rapid positive mating and unmating of the connector.
Historically much used in commercial, military and aerospace environments as well as robotics, communications, medical equipment, automation and sensors. The versatility of these connectors is proven by the fulfilment of requirements ranging from general purpose to space environmental.
Complete moisture sealing can be achieved in the Environmental versions by means of seals at shell, peripheral, interfacial and wire. A resilient synthetic rubber insulator and integrated wire can guarantee a liquid tight assembly. Solder contacts in Series I are permanently bonded to the insulator.