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microCompĀ® Quicklatch

microComp Quicklatch - ultralight miniature connector for aeronautics

An alternative to the D-subminiature connector, the new microComp® Quicklatch is a 100% composite miniature quick connector designed particularly for use on in-flight entertainment (IFE) screens aboard commercial aircraft. It is 32% smaller and 45% lighter than a D-sub and can save as much as the equivalent of the weight of one passenger on modern civil aircraft. Released just six months ago, the microComp® Quicklatch is already being used on Airbus A350, A380 and A330 aircraft and Boeing B747, B787 and B777 aircraft. Production of the connector is expected to double each year.

microComp® technology benefits from Souriau's years of research in miniaturisation and lightening for aeronautic, military and industrial applications. The miniature design of the microComp® Quicklatch is in particular the result of Souriau's expertise in composite injection moulding and optimisation of contact retention systems. This miniature design, coupled with the use of composites, makes

the microComp® Quicklatch one of the lightest connectors on the market.

Fitted in passenger seat backrests, the microComp® Quicklatch is compatible with Gigabit Ethernet networks and sends signals to each video screen.

Its nickel coating ensures the highest protection against lightning and electromagnetic interference and its design and shielding level allow it to support up to four 100 Mbps Ethernet lines with excellent performance.

In addition, the microComp® Quicklatch offers high reliability of use. Connections are a breeze — there are no screws and there is no risk of damaging the contacts even when feeling around for the socket. Simply clip the connector into the socket with one hand and you're set!

Press release issued by Esterline Connection Technologies - Souriau on May 28, 2013

 

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Esterline Connection Technologies - Souriau Electrical & Electronic Connectors, Hermetic Connectors

 

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Electrical/Electronic Connectors

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