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Engagements between SAE AS50151 (formerly MIL-DTL-5015 and MIL-C-5015) receptacles and plugs

Engagements between SAE AS50151 (formerly MIL-DTL-5015 and MIL-C-5015) receptacles and plugs

Engagements between SAE AS50151 (formerly MIL-DTL-5015 and MIL-C-5015) receptacles and plugs

Hi Folks,

I have a space-critical application where Subject connectors must be used. When I say "space" I'm talking about dimensions and fit, not about the places beyond Earth's atmosphere.

I know they are not economical when it comes to space, but I am forced to use them in this design.

What I need to know is the engagements for the various shell sizes. For example, if I have a rear release crimp contact wall mount receptacle of a given shell size per MS3452 and a mating cable plug per MS3456 of the same shell size, how far does the plug insert into the receptacle? That is, what is the engagement length?

Sure I spent plenty of time weeding through the specs but I could not find this information of such obvious practical value anywhere in the specs or by Googling.

I need this information ASAP so I am posting this in more than one group. I apologize if you see this post more than once and I beg the Site Administrator to allow this to post in several places.

Your assistance is much appreciated!



RE: Engagements between SAE AS50151 (formerly MIL-DTL-5015 and MIL-C-5015) receptacles and plugs

From previous experience with similar connectors I can offer you significant sympathy. I recall all it required to find out was digging down about 10 levels of specs. I don't know if the people who created the specs wanted to maintain proprietary control while pushing their connectors as MIL standards, or are just hateful.

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