Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) designs and manufactures world class harsh environment fiber optic connectors and cable assemblies for the military and aerospace markets. Cable assemblies built with D38999 connectors, used in military, avionics, and industrial applications, are a cornerstone offering in our industry leading product line, along with TFOCA-II®, M28876 and expanded beam cable assemblies.
The D38999 circular connector series is designed for harsh environments, particularly those with wide temperature ranges and high mechanical vibrations. This electrical connector is adapted for fiber optics by using M29504/4 and /5 termini. These termini fit into any size 16 contact cavity.
Precise alignment is critical to fiber optic connectors. The tightly toleranced fiber optic D38999 connectors ensure precise alignment with precision machined polarization keys and keyways which reduce radial misalignment. This precision yields superior optical performance when compared to standard D38999 connectors. Tight tolerance D38999 connectors also have a positive bottoming surface and conductive surface plating, assuring exceptional EMI/RFI performance.
All D38999 connectors feature a non-conductive insert making this a great connector choice when optical fibers and electrical wires must be used in the same connector. The D38999 series offers a wide range of shell sizes, backshells and insert patterns. Standard contacts and termini are available making any design simple and cost-effective.
AFSI’s goal is to exceed customer requirements with every cable assembly. AFSI frequently assists customers in designing and building custom cable assemblies. Additionally, AFSI has over 15 years of experience in building to customer prints. Our highly skilled technicians are trained to a wide variety of industry standard procedures critical to manufacturing harsh environment fiber optic cable assemblies. All AFSI cable assemblies are manufactured by expert technicians in our state-of-the-art, AS9100 certified facility. We are proud to serve virtually every major defense company in the United States, the US Army, US Navy, US Marines, US Air Force, many international defense companies and international militaries as valued customers.
Features & Benefits
- Rugged, multi-channel D38999 series III connectors
- Vast and varied selection of shell sizes, contact arrangements and number of contacts
- Incorporate proven M29504/4 & /5 termini
- Available in aluminum, stainless or composite materials
- Size 16 termini
- Physical contact (butt joint) interface is guaranteed through a spring loaded terminus (fiber optic contact) design