Farnell element14 has announced an agreement to distribute Amphenol’s new range of Black Zinc Nickel plated MIL-DTL-38999 connectors in Europe.

This MIL-DTL-38999 Series III, Class Z QPL RoHS compliant connector family meets all the environmental & electrical performances of the previous industry preferred non-compliant cadmium plating.

The conductive and non-reflective black finish is approved for 500hrs salt spray endurance and is fast becoming the new defence industry standard.

Black Zinc Nickel plating is an excellent choice for applications in highly demanding environments such as the following:

* Next Generation Harsh Environment Vehicles
* Electric Drive vehicles
* Aerospace
* Communications Equipment
* Mass Transit
* Automotive
* Power generation
* Metering Equipment

Key Features
* Environmental RoHS compliant, Cadmium free
* Salt Spray 500hrs endurance with shell-to-shell continuity <5mO
* Shell-to-Shell Continuity Less than <2.5mO initially
* Mechanical 500 mating cycles, non magnetic
* Temperature Range -65° to +175°C in accordance with Mil-DTL-38999
* Compatibility - no significant galvanic reaction with cadmium, zinc cobalt or electroless nickel plated parts
* Availability deployed on standard connector ranges such as Mil- DTL-38999, Mil-C-26482, Rhino Power

Mary Egan, UK Distribution Manager at Amphenol Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Farnell element14 to distribute our new black zinc nickel plated connectors. We have worked with Farnell element14 for many years and believe they supply an excellent mix of product availability and service to our customers. As the trend for ‘Black is the New Green’ in global vehicle architecture initiatives continues, we look forward to further extending our range with Farnell element14.”

Steve Herd, Global Product Director, Connectors at Farnell element14, said: “The launch of Amphenol’s new range of Black Zinc Nickel plated MIL-DTL-38999 connectors reinforces Farnell element14’s first to market approach to new products and technologies. We are delighted to have launched this product as part of our Amphenol range giving our customers access to the latest technologies.”

About Farnell element14
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.

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August 2013

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