An Overview of the Importance of Backshells

Posted on January 9, 2014 linda strong aviation part types

In the aviation industry, many businesses or companies utilize backshells. This part is considered an accessory to the circular connector and is actually part of the same part type family. A circular connector is designed to possess multiple interconnects with cylindrical contact housings. The connector is also designed for circular contact interface geometries. Many companies within the aviation industry prefer to use backshell connectors due to their ease of engagement and disengagement as well as their ability to house different types of contacts. Backshell connector accessories are able to store multiple connectors due to its wide range design, which allows contact voltages and currents. Backshells are designed to use pins on receptacle and ramps which allow for quick connect and disconnect coupling. Backshells are also designed with an environmental seal to protect against a number of factors:

1. Fluids

2. Moisture

3. Air

4. Dust

This connector accessory enhances the performance capability of connectors. These capabilities include general duty and severe environment applications. Backshell connector accessories are mainly used on MIL-DTL-5015 and MIL-DTL-38999 standard connectors.

Know About the Best Known Manufacturers of Backshells:

Many manufacturers that produce connectors also supply backshells. Some manufacturers that supply backshells include:

1. GE Aviation

2. Avox Systems

3. B E Aerospace INC

4. Piper Aircraft

5. Agusta Helicopter

6. Aviall

ASAP Semiconductor - Keeps a Huge Inventory of Backshell Connector Accessories:

ASAP Semiconductor is also a leading distributor of backshell connector accessories, boasting a comprehensive inventory of both current and obsolete product lines as well as the capabilities to procure any parts we do not have. Through our proprietary website Aviation Sourcing Solutions, you will be able to find inventory on backshells that many manufacturers within the aviation, military and aerospace industry utilize on a regular basis. Please contact ASAP Semiconductor today at sales@aviationsourcingsolutions.com or at 1-714-705-4780 and one of our knowledgeable sales staff will be ready to assist you.


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