Rectangular MIL spec connectors are military standard, rectangular-shaped electrical connectors. The acronym MIL stands for 'military' and refers to the military standard as mentioned above. They are much similar to the circular MIL spec connectors and differ in their shape.
The characteristic rectangular shape of these types of connectors, however, presents a huge advantage to the connectors in the military environment. They are thus designed to deliver highly optimised and higher-density connections between circuits. The rectangular MIL spec connectors can be easily installed in a float mount position or through guide-pin technology, making them ideal for applications that demand blind mates.
The features of rectangular MIL spec connectors are:
These types of connectors are designed with specifications that are military standard, hence the name 'MIL spec'.
They are capable of delivering special high performance.
Rectangular MIL spec connectors are available in different configurations that meet the requirements of every cable-to-cable, board-to-board and wire-to-board application.
Many rectangular MIL spec connectors possess flex circuit terminations.
They are available in varieties that feature EMI/RFI filters and high-speed performance configurations.
Rectangular MIL spec connectors are primarily used in military, aerospace, marine and other applications that demand similar levels of reliability. They are also used in industrial, automotive, and commercial applications.