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15 Sep 05. AB Connectors, a subsidiary of TT Electronics Plc, showcased four new products at DSEI show.

Harvey Preston, Managing Director of AB Connectors, told BATTLESPACE, “Our connectors are designed to operate in the harshest environments in the world and our internal abilities and experience allow us to offer real solutions. As a result, we are in an ideal position to serve the defence industry.”

“The new products are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the military and form part of our continuing expansion in this area. Our knowledge of their end use allows us to create bespoke products that are tailored to customers’ needs.”

The products launched at the show are part of the extensive range of connectors, box-build and harnessing components which AB Connectors supplies to the Defence industry. They include the new MK35 connector, which has been developed from the American Mil – C – 38999 Series III specification and is interchangeable with the standard connector, which features shells made from marine bronze to significantly improve corrosion resistance and the SB0RD power converter, which will help solve the mobile power problems frequently experienced by the Armed Forces. Recently used in the Middle East, it performed faultlessly throughout its trial period and has added benefits in terms of space and weight over existing alternative solutions.

Also showcased is the AB Single Pole (ABSP) Connector for use in high temperature and high current applications, which has been designed in response to concerns that the insulators on existing Single Pole connectors are susceptible to thermal damage over long periods of time.

The fourth product launched, the VG 96930 connector, is designed for warships using the modular system. The state-of-the-art connector is made from stainless steel and hard anodised aluminium, which increases the life-expectancy of the previous VG 88869 model twenty-fold and represents a world-first achievement of this superior manufacturing standard.

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