Lombard, Illinois [August 12, 2021] Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company and a world leader in providing reliable connectivity solutions, announces the launch of the C-ENX range of in-cabin interconnectivity shells, inserts and contacts for the aerospace industry. Primary applications include power, signal and data routing for avionics systems throughout the aircraft.
Designed to meet the requirements of ARINC 800 and European standard EN 4644, the C-ENX family features a rectangular profile that reduces weight and size compared to circular connectors currently used by the aerospace industry. This translates directly into operating cost savings over the life of the aircraft.
“Each ounce of weight in an aircraft represents an operational cost of approximately $ 5,000 over the life of the aircraft,” said Brad Taras, Product Manager, Bel. “The C-ENX connector line provides a slim, fully modular and expandable solution that reduces size and weight, while increasing ease of use, which will deliver immediate and significant gains to aerospace manufacturers. “
The leaders of the aerospace industry have already started to switch to modular rectangular connectors, as they offer significant advantages over circular style connectors. In addition to offering higher pin density and lower weight, the design allows for the blind mating required for LRM / LRUs (online replaceable modules and units). The C-ENX range is available in single, double, triple and quadruple cavity contours for panel-to-cable, cable-to-cable, floating-mount and panel-to-panel mount configurations.
The modular design includes covers, inserts, contacts and back covers, with various options available to suit any aerospace application. The shells use the same panel cutouts throughout the product offering. The modular design supports a more flexible and efficient assembly process, allowing manufacturers to outsource more of the cable assembly or incorporate changes later in the design cycle. It also promotes longevity in service, supporting easier maintenance and more efficient upgrades.
Series: Modular rectangular connectors C-ENX EN 4644
Applications: Commercial aerospace
Broadcast availability: Digi-Key, Mouser
Catalog: EN 4644 Electrical solutions and fiber catalog