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Interstate Connecting Components introduces BHA PTFE-plated M28876 connectors from Amphenol Fiber Systems

22 September 2021

Interstate Connecting Components (ICC), a division of Heilind Mil-Aero and distributor of military-aerospace connectors and accessories, is now offering M28876 circular fiber optic connectors with black hard anodized (BHA) polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) plating. The connectors are precision-engineered by Amphenol Fiber Systems International, a manufacturer of fiber optic connectivity products.

The BHA PFTE-plated connectors are qualified to MIL-PRF-28876, Revision F, which supersedes the Revision E specification for olive drab cadmium plating. Because it is very hard and nearly chemically inert, the BHA Source: ICCSource: ICCplating is impervious to many corrosive compounds. This makes the connectors an ideal choice for applications like navy shipboards, oil and gas, mission-critical combat and communication systems, mobile tactical shelters and harsh industry.

While ICC is now providing value-added assembly on the new BHA-plated connectors, customers will still be able to order the older olive-drab plated connectors in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) versions.

Amphenol Fiber Systems’ M28876 connectors operate with all qualified single mode and multimode M29504/14 and /15 termini. Backshells are available in straight, 45° and 90° configurations and utilize the manufacturer’s proprietary Quickloc captivation system.

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