Souriau's harsh environment electrical connectors are leading the world thanks to the company's commitment to design, manufacturing and operational excellence. Souriau is well known for high performance, high reliability interconnects, backshells and accessories for applications in aviation, defence, energy, general industry, space, transportation and high-level motorsport.
Souriau Motorsport connectors can be found in Formula 1, WRC, LMS and ALMS, Moto GP and SBK on harnesses, control units, sensors, telemetry, ERS and power distribution modules. The 8STA/8TA Series is derived from the MIL-DTL-38999 and JN1003 standards and has earned an enviable reputation for compact reliability at the pinnacle of automotive competition. These products are able to withstand high levels of shock and vibration, are resistant to motorsport fluids and have 100 contact layout options in seven colour-coded, keyed housings.
Datasheets: Mil-Spec Ranges (Souriau Series)
- MIL-DTL-26482 Series I (851) (2.7Mb)
- MIL-DTL-26482 Series II (8526) (PDF viewer)
- MIL-DTL-38999 Series I (8LT) (3.6Mb)
- MIL-DTL-38999 Series II (8T) (3.3Mb)
- MIL-DTL-38999 Series III (8D) (PDF viewer)
- MIL-DTL-38999 Class G (8D Space Grade) (2.4Mb)
- MIL-DTL-24308 Class M (D. Subminiature Space Grade) (1.8Mb)
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When ordering a connector it is not always as simple matter of determining between 'male' and 'female' because this can refer to both the housing gender and the contact gender. Many manufacturers offer a given housing gender with both pin and socket. A common example of such confusion occurs in the Deutsch Industrial DT range, where the plug (or male connector) actually contains socket (or female) contacts. For this reason please specify both the contact and housing gender at the time of order.
The IP Rating of a connector or accessory relates to the degree of ingress protection provided by that component. The first digit of the code relates to the degree of protection against access to hazardous parts (conductors etc) and against solid foreign objects. The second digit refers to the degree of protection against the ingress of water. For two examples of this system, consider the most commonly seen IP ratings in our products: IP44 and IP67. IP44 4: Protection from solid objects ≤1mm | 4: Protection against splashing water IP67 6: Protection from dust-sized objects | 7: Protection against immersion in water at depth of 1m for 30mins A complete guide to all IP Ratings is available here.
These terms are used by Phase 3 and ITT Veam on their high-current connectors.The source is considered the half of the connection from which the power is sourced; or the half supplying the electrical power. In an emergency power application, the generator is the source and would be fitted with Panel Source (panel-mount) connectors, a Panel Source Powersafe Box, or Line Source (inline) connectors on pigtails. The drain is the half of the connection which drains the power from the source. In the same emergency power application described above, the network receiving the emergency power supply is the drain and would be fitted with Line Drain connectors, Panel Drain connectors or a Panel Drain Powersafe Box.
We commonly deal with both American Wire Gauge (AWG) and square millimetre (mm2) dimensions as the units used by manufacturers can vary. To convert between measurements please refer this conversion chart.