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Compilation of 2016 Blogs

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 23, 2017

In 2016 InterConnect Wiring created The Wonderful World of Wiring newsletter. This newsletter included thirty-six (36) blogs about various aspects of electrical wiring in the aerospace sector. This book is a compilation of these articles (blogs) and is written to educate the common man. The information herein is not intended for electrical engineers or PhDs; … Continue reading “Compilation of 2016 Blogs”

What is a Contact Cavity?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on August 16, 2016

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. I looked up the word cavity and it said, “A cavity is a hollow in an object.” So, if you are at a dentist office, a cavity … Continue reading “What is a Contact Cavity?”

What is an Insert Arrangement?

Posted by Eric Evans on July 4, 2016

The highly advanced military aircraft of today, such as the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter or Boeing B-1 bomber, contain a large amount of specialized electrical equipment. Some examples include relay panels, circuit breaker panels, mux transformer panels, audio panels, navigation computers, weapons computers, and many more. This equipment is essential in enabling the aircraft to complete its designed mission, … Continue reading “What is an Insert Arrangement?”

What is a standard part versus a non-standard part?

Posted by Chris Vardy on April 11, 2016

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? When the Department of Defense started … Continue reading “What is a standard part versus a non-standard part?”

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 Clare McGarrey on March 14, 2016

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. The biggest mistake is that a customer begins to callout vendor part numbers instead of military connector part numbers on the Bill of Materials (BOM). … Continue reading “Why is it better to Use Military Connector Part Numbers Instead of Commercial Part Numbers When Either Designing New Aircraft or Updating Existing Aircraft?”

What is the difference in a plug and a receptacle?

Posted by Angella Martin on March 7, 2016

Connectors are used on electrical wiring harnesses and are essentially enclosures (i.e., shells) which house contacts with wires. The electrical connection into the system at the contact termination is either a soldered or crimped connection (which is removable from the connector using a special tool). The shell and insert may be moisture resistant or a … Continue reading “What is the difference in a plug and a receptacle?”

Our Licenses

We are the sole licensee of Lockheed Martin for F-16 electrical products. Through this agreement, we have access to Lockheed Martin’s F-16 engineering data, tooling and configuration control information. We also have a Technical Services agreement with Sikorsky for all of their aircraft. This agreement allows us to obtain their engineering data needed to rewire helicopters that Sikorsky manufactures.

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