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What is an Aircraft Modification Kit?

Posted by Colton Peel on Sep 19, 2016 3:12:00 PM

A modification kit is a set of wires and parts used to make upgrades to an aircraft. There are two main reasons for aircraft upgrades.

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InterConnect Wiring Signs Distribution Agreements With Six Aerospace Industry Partners

Posted by Clare McGarrey on Sep 12, 2016 9:04:00 AM

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Why Do Aircraft Have Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on Sep 5, 2016 1:30:00 PM

A few months ago when I was interviewing a candidate for a new position at InterConnect I asked the prospect if he had any questions for me.  He had a few about the company but he also asked two about aircraft.  His first question was “How many wiring harnesses are there in an aircraft?” I said that it varies but generally-speaking, based on my almost 30 years of designing wiring harnesses, aircraft typically have around 250 wiring harnesses.  I thought that was a good question.  His second one was even better. He asked “Why do aircraft have wiring harnesses?”  I told him that answer is a little more involved. 

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Why are Wiring Harnesses Sometimes Called "Looms”?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on Aug 30, 2016 9:55:44 AM

When the president of InterConnect Wiring, John Ashour, asked me to write this blog, I had no idea what the answer was to the question. Since John and I started InterConnect in 1993 I don’t think I ever remember a harness being called a “loom”. So, I was happy to take on the challenge of writing this blog to not only inform the reader, but inform myself as well.

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Why Are Aircraft Wiring Harnesses So Expensive?

Posted by Chris Vardy on Aug 22, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Why are aircraft wiring harnesses so expensive and what does this have to do with beer?

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What is a Contact Cavity?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on Aug 16, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Do I need to see a dentist? Do I need to see a doctor? No. In our field of expertise, all you need to do is see an assembler.

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What is a Conductor in a Wiring Harness?

Posted by Eric Evans on Aug 8, 2016 4:57:47 PM

A conductor is a type of material that allows the flow of an electrical current in one or more directions. In an aircraft wiring harness these conductors are what power the aircraft and carry data back and forth between components. Some examples of materials that are good conductors include silver, gold, copper, and aluminum.

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InterConnect Wiring Blood Drive

Posted by Clare McGarrey on Jul 28, 2016 10:42:03 AM

InterConnect Wiring held a Blood Drive on July 27, 2016 from 9am to 1pm. InterConnect Wiring and Carter BloodCare often work together to put on blood drives to help save lives in the community. This specific drive could easily save 33 lives in the community!

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What is a Wire Termination?

Posted by Joshua Bryant on Jul 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A wire termination is the work performed to the end of a wire that allows it to connect to a device (connector, switch, terminal, etc.). There are many types of terminations in the aircraft industry, but we can boil them down into two basic categories: crimp and solder. 

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What is Wire Gauge?

Posted by Mark Strittmatter on Jul 18, 2016 4:11:58 PM

Wire gauge is extremely important to the aircraft that InterConnect Wiring supports. Wire gauge is the measurement of the diameter of a wire, or the thickness of the wire. There are various wire gauges used within UH-60 wiring harnesses, F-15 wiring harnesses, C-130 electrical wiring harnesses, etc.

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