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    Military Connectors

    I’m a big proponent of TPC Wire & Cable and have used many of their product offerings over the past several years at Simpson Tacoma Kraft. We used the 16/3 Super-Trex® Ultra-Gard® Portable Cable power our new LED lights on one of our roadways. Regular SO Cord would always become dry rotted and crack, causing the light to become inoperable. I have not experienced this problem with the Super-Trex cable.
    Al Plybon
    Electrical & Instrumentation Planner, Simpson Tacoma Kraft

    MIL-C-5015

    With nearly 40 years of experience building high-performance cable assemblies for a variety of industries, TPC’s engineering expertise combined with an in-house assembly shop allows us to serve customers with high-grade assemblies built to outlast commodity products in particularly harsh applications and abusive environments. The result? Quality cable assemblies that reduce downtime and overall cost.

    Mil-5015

    This page introduces you to our offering on circular connectors manufactured to MIL-C-5015 standards. Originally developed by the armed services for use in severe aeronautical and tactical service applications, military connectors are short in length and feature a low-profile design. TPC’s version also offers a back shell designed to increase the life span of the cable. TPC military connector assemblies are an ideal choice for harsh automotive, metal, wood, food & beverage, marine, and other industrial applications where a rugged, threaded connector is required. The combination of TPC’s high-performance cable, the proven reliability of the MIL-C-5015 connector, and the flex/strain relief of our back shell makes for an unbeatable system.

    Military ConnectorWith more than 180 contact layouts available ranging from 1 to 65 positions and up to 150 amps per contact, and with layouts allowing for the mixing of power and signal contacts, power only, or signal only, the assembly options are many. Contact sizes offered also ranges from size 20 AWG up to 1/0.

    To streamline your research, view these five layouts TPC most frequently uses to solve for a customer’s connector challenges. You can also download a spec sheet of the full product line below.



    Ratings/Characteristics

    • MIL-C-5015
    • VG 95 234 NATO Specification
    • Operating Temperature Range -55°C to 125°C


    Features

    • MOLDED BACKSHELL — The Molded version promotes a fully sealed tamper proof backend with superior cable strain relief. The low profile design allows for easy placement and routing capability during installation.

    • MECHANICAL BACKSHELL — The Mechanical version contains a sealing grommet that grips the cable jacket to prevent moisture ingress and is also field repairable in the instance of damage.

    • WIRE RANGE SIZES — 20 AWG to 0 AWG up to 150 amps

    • INSULATION RESISTANCE — >5000 megohms at 77°F (25°C) per MIL-C-5015



    Applications

    • Earth-Moving Equipment
    • Engines
    • Industrial Machinery
    • Mobile Equipment
    • Motion Control
    • Off-Road Vehicles
    • Power Generators
    • Sensors
    • Ships
    • Telecommunications


    Environments

    • Abrasions
    • Chemicals
    • Flexing


    Resources

    Product Spec Sheet DOWNLOAD
    Build Your Own Military Connector Assemblies DOWNLOAD
    Top 5 Featured Layouts DOWNLOAD
    I’m a big proponent of TPC Wire & Cable and have used many of their product offerings over the past several years at Simpson Tacoma Kraft. We used the 16/3 Super-Trex® Ultra-Gard® Portable Cable power our new LED lights on one of our roadways. Regular SO Cord would always become dry rotted and crack, causing the light to become inoperable. I have not experienced this problem with the Super-Trex cable.
    Al Plybon
    Electrical & Instrumentation Planner, Simpson Tacoma Kraft

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