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Lockheed Martin Awards InterConnect Wiring with their Top Supplier Award

Posted by Clare McGarrey on May 18, 2016 4:38:05 PM

 InterConnect Wiring has received the 2015 Top Supplier Award from Lockheed Martin. John Ashour accepted the award at InterConnect on May 18.


Topics: awards

Why do some wires have a metal shield around them?

Posted by Candace Evans on May 10, 2016 3:55:54 PM


In the 1970s when you were in your house watching TV, and someone plugged in a vacuum cleaner or turned on a blender, it completely affected the picture on the television. It magically produced terrible, crooked lines on the screen. For the younger reader who has never witnessed this before, take a look at the image attached to this blog.


What is a Synthetic Harness?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on May 2, 2016 8:18:39 PM

In the aerospace industry, or at least here at InterConnect Wiring, we use the term Synthetic Harness. Now I cannot remember if InterConnect came up with the term or if it was our customer, Lockheed Martin, but I do remember when it did come to fruition.


What is insulation resistance testing?

Posted by Mike Winters on Apr 25, 2016 5:25:12 PM

Every electrical wire, whether it’s in an F-16 cockpit panel, UH-60 circuit breaker, or V-22 wiring harness, is carefully protected with some type of electrical insulation. The wire itself is a conductor of electricity.  


Topics: Wiring

What is a BOM?

Posted by Randall Robinson on Apr 19, 2016 10:10:29 AM

I once asked my wife if she knew what the BOM was for something. The look I received was pure confusion and bewilderment. For example, “what is the BOM for parmesan chicken” is not the usual question a wife expects from her husband. Though poorly worded the question is valid. What is a BOM and how would it apply to a recipe for parmesan chicken?


What is a standard part vs. a non-standard part?

Posted by Chris Vardy on Apr 11, 2016 4:11:15 PM

In the 1980’s, the fast food chain Wendy’s had a commercial advertising chicken sandwiches with a tag line stating “parts are parts”. InterConnect Wiring has been assembling wiring harnesses and electrical panels with both standard parts and non-standard parts for the past 23 years. But parts are parts, right?



Topics: Wiring

Why is AS9100 important?

Posted by Angella Martin on Apr 4, 2016 2:55:45 PM

AS9100 is a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. This aircraft industry standard replaces the earlier AS9000 and fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9000, while adding requirements relating to quality and safety.


Topics: AS9100

What is Continuity Testing?

Posted by Marc Piloian on Mar 28, 2016 5:54:07 PM

In simple terms, a continuity test verifies that current will flow in an electrical circuit (i.e. that the circuit is continuous). The test is performed by placing a small voltage between 2 or more endpoints of the circuit. The flow of current can be verified qualitatively (e.g. by observing a light or buzzer in series with the circuit actuates) or quantitatively (e.g. by using a multimeter to measure the resistance between the endpoints).


What is a Wiring Diagram?

Posted by Nam Tran on Mar 21, 2016 4:14:08 PM

A wiring diagram is a simplified conventional pictorial representation of the physical connections and physical layout of an electrical system or circuit. Wiring diagrams show how the aircraft wires are connected and where they should be located in the electrical system, as well as the physical connections between all the components. This makes a wiring diagram useful in manufacturing or troubleshooting an electrical system or circuit for various aircraft including the F-16, F-15, V-22, and UH-60.


Why is it better to Use Military Connector Part Numbers Instead of Commercial Part Numbers When Either Designing New Aircraft or Updating Existing Aircraft?

Posted by John Ashour on Mar 14, 2016 3:06:03 PM

InterConnect has been designing and assembling aircraft electrical wiring harnesses now for over 23 years. During this period, we have seen a number of design mistakes dealing with electrical connectors.


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