MIL-C 5015 & VG95234

MIL-DTL-5015 (originally MIL-C-5015) Connector

MIL-DTL-5015 (originally MIL-C-5015), Low (standard) Density, highly durable multi-pin, threaded, circular Military and Commercial connectors designed for use in fixed or mobile military equipment, industrial machine tools, robotics and automation, and on trucks, buses, ships and aircraft

Description

Description

Formerly known as MIL-C 5015 these connectors are sometimes called “AN” (Army/Navy) type connectors because this was the mainstay connector series of the Military and Aerospace Industry. MIL-DTL-5015 was superseded by SAE-AS50151 in December 2009 as result of the United States Department of Defence wishing to reduce/replace the number of military standards in favour of industry technical standards supported by Standards Developing Organizations [SDO] – such as the ISO 9000 series for quality assurance and the SAE for technical specifications. SAE Technical specification AS50151 is taken directly from US Military Standard MIL-DTL-5015H; covers circular threaded electrical connectors with solder or removable crimp contacts and is a Military Standard for circular multi-pin electrical connectors used under harsh environmental conditions. These connectors are also referred to as MS connectors or Amphenol connectors. They have been used in US and NATO military systems since the 1950s. The number of pins in a MIL-DTL-5015 connector can range from one to 104. The mechanical connection is made with a threaded outer housing of the connector. The specification covers circular electrical connectors with solder or removable crimp contacts (both front and rear release). These connectors are for use in electronic, electrical power, and control circuits and are available with metal MIL-DTL-5015 or commercial nylon bodies.

Male or female contacts are possible in either plug or socket type connector bodies (shells).

VG95234 Reverse bayonet coupling versions of the original Mil-DTL-5015 series are also available. These are rugged circular connectors with metal shells having 1 to 150 solder or crimp contacts rated at 13 to 150 amps. Environmentally sealed versions are readily available. These connectors give quick positive coupling with an audible indication of full coupling. Other attributes include high shock and vibration capabilities without the need for lockwiring. These versatile, easy to connect plugs have been widely used for numerous commercial, mass-transit and the environmental requirements of military equipment. Both VG95234 and MIL-DTL-5015 feature the same shell dimensions and planforms (contact layouts), however they won’t mate with each other because of their differing coupling systems.

Key Features

Key Features

  • Conform to MIL-DTL-5015 (originally MIL-C-5015)
  • Screw coupling
  • 9 shell sizes, 8S thro’ 48
  • Various rugged shell styles
  • Solder, crimp (and PC tail) contact versions
  • Up to 85 contacts (16 AWG)
  • Integral key/keyway and optional rotational polarisation.
  • MIL-C-5015 Plastic equivalents

MIL-E-QUAL ~ field Installable, screw thread coupling, Nylon MIL-C-5015 equivalent connectors. 2 to 37 solder or crimp contacts per Mil-DTL-5015 in shell sizes 10SL, 14 and 14S. Plastic equivalents to 3101 cable receptacle, 3102 box receptacle and 3106 cable plug. Weathertight option available with rubber gasket for box receptacle and ‘O’ ring for plug. All inserts are integrally moulded with the connector shells as a one piece construction. Alternative W, X, Y or Z insert positions available to special order.

Specifications

Specifications

Materials

  • Shell
    Normal – Aluminium alloy, plated olive drab chromate
    Commercial – plastic
    Sizes – 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24
    *Environmental grommet seal
  • Insulator – Synthetic rubber or Hard Diallyl Phthalate
  • Contacts – Gold or gold/tin lead over copper alloy
    Sizes – 0, 4, 8, 12, 16
    Solder / crimp ~ 1 to 85 Male or Female

Electrical

  • Current
    Size 16 : 13A
    Size 12 : 23A
    Size 0 : 150A
  • Voltage
    Instr. 200V rms
    Class A 500V rms
  • Contact Resistance
    Normal 6 mOhm (size 16)
    0.2 mOhm (size 0)
  • Insulation Resistance – > 5,000 mOhm under 500V DC

Mechanical

  • Contact to insulator holding force
    16 AWG > 44 N.
    0 AWG > 111 N.
  • Mechanical operations – 100 Min.
  • Vibration – 10 to 2,000 Hz, 10 microseconds discontinuity max.

Environmental

  • Working temperature : -55 to +125 degrees C.
  • Resistance to salt spray – MIL-STD-1344 Method 1001, Condition B.
  • Damp heat – 20 day extreme humidity test MIL-C-5015, 4.6.18.
  • Chemical Resistance – 20 hours full immersion unmated in hydraulic oil.
  • Hermetic – 48 hours in 6 feet water per MIL-C-5015, 4.6.49.

Types

  • Solder contacts
    MS 3100 – Wall mount receptacle
    MS 3101 – In-line receptacle
    MS 3102 – Box mount receptacle
    MS 3103 – Wall mount receptacle, with potting seal
    MS 3106 – Straight plug
    MS 3107 – Quick disconnect plug
    MS 3108 – 90 degree angle plug
    MS 3142H – Hermetic sealed box mount receptacle
    MS 3143H – Hermetic sealed solder mount receptacle
  • Crimp Front release
    MS 3401 – In-line receptacle
    MS 3402 – Box mount receptacle
    MS 3404 – Jam nut receptacle
    MS 3406 – Straight plug
    MS 3408 – 90 degree angle plug
    MS 3409 – 45 degree angle plug
    MS 3412 – Box mount receptacle with threaded rear skirt
  • Crimp Rear release
    MS 3451 – In-line receptacle
    MS 3452 – Box mount receptacle
    MS 3454 – Jam nut receptacle
    MS 3456 – Straight plug
    MS 3459 – Straight plug, with self locking coupling nut
Applications

Applications

MIL-DTL-5015 connectors were designed for the connection of electric and electronic devices and are much used in a wide range of military and general purpose applications like industrial machinery, power generators, mobile and earthmoving equipment.

VG95234 Reverse bayonet coupling versions of the original Mil-DTL-5015 (originally MIL-C-5015) series are available. These are rugged circular connectors with metal shells having 1 to 150 solder or crimp contacts rated at 13 to 150 amps. Environmentally sealed versions are readily available. These connectors give quick positive coupling with an audible indication of full coupling. Other attributes include high shock and vibration capabilities without the need for lockwiring. These versatile, easy to connect plugs have been widely used for numerous commercial, mass-transit and military applications.

Rugged high reliability circular aluminium alloy connectors

Reverse bayonet coupling for easy mating and unmating, also makes these vibration proof

1 to 150 solder contacts covering wire gauges from size 20 to size 0 AWG.

13 to 150 amp, 200 to 3000V ac power and/or signal contacts.

Available with crimp or solder contacts.

Waterproof up to 1 bar (35 feet of water)

An extensive range of Backshells to suit MIL-C-5015 or VG95234 are available to order separately