New Military-Grade Circular Connector Launched

By Mike Ball / 31 Mar 2021
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TE Connectivity OCH Micro Circular connectorsTE Connectivity has expanded its line of O.C.H. micro circular connectors with a new design that features a seventh pin that can be used for grounding or as an extra signal line. The connector was originally developed for military battery pack applications, and can be used for a variety of other subsystems and equipment on board UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and other unmanned systems.

The connector was designed to meet the needs of a wide range of applications within the U.S. Army’s Nett Warrior soldier systems, a program developed to provide ground soldiers with instant situational awareness and communications capability by directly connecting them to the Army’s tactical network.

The seven-pin O.C.H. micro circular connectors are designed to operate in rugged, harsh combat environments, are compliant with various standards such as MIL-STD-810G, and feature push/pull quick disconnect coupling. The aluminium alloy shell and thermoplastic inserts make the connectors lightweight and compact, making them ideal for space-constrained unmanned vehicles and robotics.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact