News | January 8, 2014

API Technologies' Circular Connectors Address Strict Safety Requirements For Lightning Protection

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New Connectors Meet RTCA/DO-160 Section 22 Standards

API Technologies Corp.("API" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced recently that their EMI filtered and unfiltered circular connectors are now available to meet the standards for RTCA/DO-160 Section 22 Lightning Requirements. RTCA/DO-160 Section 22 outlines environmental conditions and testing procedures for airborne equipment, particularly for protection against lightning, to provide increased safety, system capacity, and overall efficiency.

API’s circular connectors feature a specially formulated potting compound and proprietary potting process to seal the filter elements. The potting insulates and protects the capacitive filter element and allows it to withstand very high voltage surges, such as those caused by lightning strikes.

“API is proud to provide its customers with products that meet the tightest safety standards,” commented David Arthurs, Product Line Manager, API Technologies, Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS). “With the addition of RTCA/DO-160 lightning strike protection, our line of specialty EMI filtered and unfiltered circular connectors meet a wide variety of standards suitable for the aerospace, military and commercial industries.”

Available in custom and value-added designs, API’s circular connectors can be specified to meet a variety of size, shape, filtering, or material requirements, including MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL-26482, MIL-DTL-55116, MIL-PRF-15733, and MIL-DTL-83723. Value-added services include adding wires terminated or unterminated to all lines or only selected lines, twisted pairs, and labeling of wires for easy placement in a system.

API designs and manufactures all components for its circular filtered and unfiltered connectors. From shells and shields to seals and grommets, each component of a custom connector undergoes an extensive assembly and testing process, delivering extremely reliable, high performance connectors to fit both economic and mechanical needs.

API Technologies’ Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) line of products includes EMI filters and interconnects, ceramic capacitors, specialty connectors and cabling, power filters and film modules, as well as a line of magnetics.

About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeter wave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications.  A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers  in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. For more information, visit www.apitech.com.

SOURCE: API Technologies Corp.

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