BIRNS Millennium™ miniature, high-density metal shell connectors set the benchmark for elevated bandwidth delivery—they are the most advanced connectors of their type, and are meticulously qualified and tested. Created for rigorous use, the BIRNS Millennium series provides versatile, high performance solutions, delivering maximum data and power for extreme depth applications. Tailored for demanding power or challenging signal applications and electromechanical applications (to 3 tons), the series is rated to 500V, and can be configured for high voltage. Hybrid electro-optical options can include both high voltage (≤ 3.6kV) and low voltage (≤600V) conductors, and all non-coax configurations can be rated to withstand high open face pressure to 6,000m. BIRNS’ new coax contacts have a maximum insertion loss of 0.7 dB at signal frequencies to 3GHz, with an associated maximum SWR of 1.7:1 and withstand open face hydrostatic pressure to depths of 1433m so far in initial testing protocols, with more testing currently under way. This new design provides incredible ease of assembly and connects directly to a standard MIL-STD-348 SMA connector.
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Each connector provides elevated contact density with 50 microns of hard gold contact plating, and has standard exclusive BIRNS features like dual self-guiding stainless steel keys and keyways for positive indexing. They are engineered with a 15° molded internal o-ring lead-in chamfer specially angled to ensure the dual o-rings’ longevity and reliability. Each insert’s solder pots are scalloped and face out from center for ease of wiring access. Solder pots are insulated with GRE part way up the shaft and after termination, heat shrink tubing is placed over the entire conductive area for a completely insulated termination, which prevents electrical interference between pins.
The series can be made with special mounting configurations that can be designed to conform to MIL-C-24217/4-005 specs, to provide a seamless upgrade option for legacy equipment. For creating complete cable assembly systems, all of BIRNS’ expert electrical technicians are Certified IPC Specialists per J-STD-001 Class 3, and BIRNS’ optical technicians are ETA-I certified.