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How Many Empty Contact Cavities Should a Disconnect Have?

Posted by Nam 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?”

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?”

Why is MTBF Not Determined for Aircraft Electrical Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on December 18, 2017

InterConnect’s blog entitled “What is Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?” provides details about what MTBF is and why it is important.  The purpose of this blog is to explain reasons why MTBF is not determined for aircraft electrical wiring harnesses including the F-16. Before we delve into this discussion more, there … Continue reading “Why is MTBF Not Determined for Aircraft Electrical Wiring Harnesses?”

What are the Ten Most Problematic Areas for Kapton Wiring Inside an F-16?

Posted by John Ashour on November 13, 2017

Like most airplanes, the F-16 is made up of four basic structures: (1) fuselage, (2) wings, (3) horizontal tail, and (4) vertical tail.  Inside each of these structures are smaller sections that house: (a) other structures such as bulkheads, (b) equipment (both electrical and mechanical), (3) tubing/ducting, and (4) electrical wiring harnesses.   Tubing/ducting and electrical … Continue reading “What are the Ten Most Problematic Areas for Kapton Wiring Inside an F-16?”

How Often Should Relay Panels Be Refurbished or Replaced?

Posted by John Ashour on October 3, 2017

There are 4 main types of electrical panels in an F-16: (1) Cockpit, (2) Power or Circuit Breaker, (3) Multiplex (Mux), and (4) Relay.  InterConnect refurbishes each of these types of electrical panels.  We have been doing this now for over 25 years.  Almost every day an F-16 electrical panel arrives for repair or refurbishment. … Continue reading “How Often Should Relay Panels Be Refurbished or Replaced?”

Who is ILN and What is Their Specialty?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 19, 2017

Founded in 1989 and based out of southern California, ILN Technologies, Inc. is one of InterConnect Wiring’s exclusive distributors. ILN is ISO 9001 Certified, a Member of the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), and an FAA AC 00-56A accredited company. ILN supplies new manufactured parts and components by subcontracting to qualified manufacturers like InterConnect Wiring. ILN … Continue reading “Who is ILN and What is Their Specialty?”

Brand New Website

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 16, 2017

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website! Our new site is designed to make it easy for our customers to understand who we are, what we do, and the products and services we provide. We also provide valuable industry knowledge. The new website is easy to navigate and includes the following: … Continue reading “Brand New Website”

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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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