Amphenol NEXUS Miniature M55116-Type TAC Audio Connectors Now Available From CDM

CDM Electronics, a full-line authorized distributor of Amphenol NEXUS Technologies, now have available ready-to-ship inventory of Amphenol Nexus Technologies’ MAP and MAJ Series of 10-contact miniature M55116-Type TAC audio connectors; miniature 6- and 7-contact designs are further available by special order. The “Made in the USA” in-line and panel-mount plugs, and receptacles are notably 50% smaller than standard MIL-DTL55116 parts to meet the size, weight, and performance requirements of today’s soldier-worn, and ruggedized public safety communications applications. CDM’s deep inventory is optimized help OEM’s reduce supply chain disruptions while ensuring the integrity of vital communications networks. 

Engineered to meet and/or exceed the requirements of Department of Defense command, control, communications, computer, plus cyber defense (C5) systems, Amphenol Nexus Technologies’ miniature M55116-Type TAC audio connectors are uniquely suited for employment in any small-format application demanding MIL-DTL-55116 performance characteristics. Panel-mount plugs and receptacles, including those optimized for overmolding, are the ideal connectivity solution for state-of-the-industry military radios, tactical intercom networks along with ruggedized high-performance communications network designs. 

Amphenol Nexus Technologies’ miniature M55116-Type plugs are offered with rigid contacts, while receptacles have molded-in spring loaded contacts with solder cup terminals to provide a self-cleaning feature as well as eliminate issues common with pin/socket open contacts. Solder-type contacts can be optionally used as a PC tail. Parts’ standard wire strain relief accommodates .125 and .250 cable diameters. Custom cable diameters, in-line receptacles, filtering and shielding, together with custom specifications are further accommodated. 

Featuring a stainless steel, passivated shell, plus bayonet coupling, the miniature MAP and MAJ Series of M55116-Type TAC Audio connectors boast a 12mm footprint and maximum mated height of only 27mm. Parts are rated for 60V max. operation and provided standard with gold-plated brass/silver-plated BeCu (springs) contacts exhibiting 0.050 Ω max. resistance. Other specifications include an operating temperature range of -55ºC to +85ºC in addition to an insulation resistance of 1000 MΩ min.