Now available through Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and industrial, are lightweight and low resistance CODE RED hermetic connectors from Glenair. The products are cost-effective, lightweight, feature low electrical resistance and meet NASA outgassing requirements as well as aerospace temperature and corrosion resistance standards.

CODE RED is an innovative sealing encapsulant and application process – invented by Glenair – that provides durable hermetic sealing in a lightweight aluminum package. Traditionally, glass to metal hermetic sealing has been used in the aerospace and petrochemical industries due to the strength and long-term durability of the materials. But glass-to-metal seal hermetics are much heavier, more expensive and have a high electrical resistance.

Cost-effective CODE RED hermetic connectors offer full hermetic sealing, better than 1X10-7 in a lightweight aluminium shell (weight saving of up to 50% compared with glass-to-metal seal hermetics) with low electrical resistance gold-plated copper contacts. The use of conventional gold-plated copper alloy contacts significantly improves the electrical performance.

CODE RED hermetic connectors are available in Glenair SuperNine® (D38999 Series III type metal and composite), Series 80 Mighty Mouse, and M24308 D-Sub connector ranges. Special non-magnetic (zero residual magnetism) versions are also available. The operating temperature range is -65°C up to +200°C.