How Many Empty Contact Cavities Should a Disconnect Have?

Posted by Nam Tran Tran on May 13, 2018

Connectors are used on electrical wiring harnesses or panels… and installed in aircraft. Connectors can be round (e.g. D38999 Series), flat (e.g. 16VE0490 Series) or rectangular (e.g. M83733 Series). They’re used to permit connection or disconnection of single or multiple electric circuits to facilitate communication, control, calibration, troubleshooting, replacement of parts and equipment. Connectors have … Continue reading “How Many Empty Contact Cavities Should a Disconnect Have?”

STEM Matters

Posted by Clare McGarrey on May 7, 2018

Once again InterConnect Wiring proudly sponsored the LM Aero Fort Worth SHPE Annual Golf Tournament. The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at LM Aero seeks to empower the Hispanic community of Fort Worth to attain careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and excel as technical and professional leaders. This … Continue reading “STEM Matters”

What Is SAE-AS50881 and How Does It Relate To Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by John Ashour on April 16, 2018

InterConnect has been in business now for over 25 years.  InterConnect’s birthday was January 12, 1993. Over the years InterConnect has seen many different companies call-out ‘SAE-AS50881’ as the standard for manufacturing wiring harnesses.  When InterConnect’s engineers and planners see this note they get a smile on their faces and chuckle because SAE-AS50881 is not … Continue reading “What Is SAE-AS50881 and How Does It Relate To Wiring Harness Design?”

How Should Signal Types Be Separated When Designing Aircraft Disconnects?

Posted by Marc Piloian on April 9, 2018

Modern combat aircraft like the F-16, F-18, F-22, F-35 (and some newer F-15’s) are all fly-by-wire aircraft. This means loss or degradation of the electrical system could result in the pilot being unable to control the aircraft even if the propulsion system is still operable. This makes it very important that the Electrical Wiring Interconnect … Continue reading “How Should Signal Types Be Separated When Designing Aircraft Disconnects?”

What’s coming up in the 2nd Quarter of 2018 in the Aerospace Industry?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on April 6, 2018

The second quarter of 2018 is approaching quickly, and we have more trade shows lined up for the next few months! We’re kicking off April events with FIDAE 2018 in Santiago, Chile from the 3rd – 8th. FIDAE is an International Air and Space Fair with exhibitions from defense and security companies in Latin America. … Continue reading “What’s coming up in the 2nd Quarter of 2018 in the Aerospace Industry?”

InterConnect Releases New eBook!

Posted by Clare McGarrey on March 26, 2018

Kapton Wire, TKT, Aircraft Rewire & Refurbishment This E-Book is a compilation of the informative articles InterConnect Wiring has published over the past year and covers these main topics: 1) Kapton Wiring: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, 2) Rewire Programs: The Whole Kit and Kaboodle, and 3) Refurbishment Programs: Why Buy New When … Continue reading “InterConnect Releases New eBook!”

What are Disconnects and Why Do Aircraft Have Them?

Posted by Chris Vardy on March 19, 2018

A question I get asked often is “How many electrical wiring harnesses are in a single F-16?”  The exact number is dependent on when the F-16 was assembled and what country is flying the F-16.  So, what does that have to do with disconnects? It has to do with aircraft maintenance and safety.  The more … Continue reading “What are Disconnects and Why Do Aircraft Have Them?”

What is an Air Vehicle Specification and how is it used related to wiring harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on March 5, 2018

Are you are a new engineer freshly out of college or are you just learning the aerospace industry?  Did you just land a job at a large aerospace company (typically these companies are called OEM’s which means Original Equipment Manufacturer) that designs and manufactures aircraft? Is your new job at the OEM to design electrical … Continue reading “What is an Air Vehicle Specification and how is it used related to wiring harnesses?”

Who is MAC Aerospace and what is their Specialty?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on February 26, 2018

InterConnect Wiring is thrilled to announce its newest approved F-16 Distributor of electrically wired products and programs, MAC Aerospace Corporation. MAC Aerospace has been in business for 28 years and provides complete logistics solutions for Military Aircraft, Radars and Weapon Systems worldwide. The company is an ISO 9001-2008 Registered supplier which is highly regarded by … Continue reading “Who is MAC Aerospace and what is their Specialty?”

How Many Flight Control Wiring Harnesses are there in an F-16?

Posted by John Ashour on February 19, 2018

InterConnect deals with many different armed services all over the world. All of them are regimented, disciplined, and professional. Although there are many phrases in common for each of them throughout the world, one that stands out is “Bottom Line Up-Front” or BLUF. When commanders get briefed by others, they want BLUF or “What is … Continue reading “How Many Flight Control Wiring Harnesses are there in an F-16?”