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What is Crosslinked Tefzel Insulated Wire and Spec 55 Wire?

Posted by Colton Peel on July 10, 2017

Lately InterConnect’s enlightening blogs have been focusing on Kapton insulated wire and TKT insulated wire. This time we will discuss a different type of wire used on F-15 and F-18 military jets as well as commercial aircraft including the Boeing B737, B747, B757, B767, B777 as well as the Airbus A320, A330, and A340. Crosslinked … Continue reading “What is Crosslinked Tefzel Insulated Wire and Spec 55 Wire?”

What is TKT Insulated Wire?

Posted by Chris Bettinger on May 22, 2017

On April 3rd 2017, you read about the Advantages of Kapton Insulated Wire. Then, on April 24th 2017, you read about the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire. Today, you will learn about another wire type commonly used on commercial and military aircraft. This wire has a tape-wrapped construction consisting of one layer of fluropolymer-polyimide- fluropolymer … Continue reading “What is TKT Insulated Wire?”

What Are the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?

Posted by Marc Piloian on April 24, 2017

On April 3, 2017 InterConnect informed the reader about The Advantages of Kapton Wire. Today, we will present information about the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire. After years of use in many different civilian and military platforms including the F-16, UH-60, AH-1, F-15, and F-18, serious safety issues began to appear. Once the Kapton wire … Continue reading “What Are the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?”

Why Replace Leading Edge Wing Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on April 10, 2017

A common question asked of InterConnect Wiring is, “In harsh environments, which wiring harnesses inside an F-16 are affected most?” By harsh, they mean what we call the Big Six: (1) Very hot or very cold temperatures. (2) Grease and other fluids in the area as well as other contaminants such as sand and dust. … Continue reading “Why Replace Leading Edge Wing Wiring Harnesses?”

What are the Advantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?

Posted by Jeanie Peel on April 3, 2017

If you have been reading the Wonderful World of Wiring newsletter over the past 18 months, you have seen that InterConnect Wiring, along with other companies (such as Lockheed Martin) and government agencies (such as the United States Navy) warn of the problems of polyimide AKA Kapton wire.  When InterConnect briefs a country about their … Continue reading “What are the Advantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?”

What is Falcon Wire?

Posted by John Ashour on March 13, 2017

Many people in the F-16 community have heard of two of the largest F-16 structural update programs, (1) Falcon Up and (2) Falcon Star. These programs were designed by Lockheed Martin to extend the service life of F-16s. Back in 2005, InterConnect Wiring asked about increasing the service life for F-16 wiring. There was no … Continue reading “What is Falcon Wire?”

When Is A Total Rewire Needed?

Posted by John Ashour on February 20, 2017

When is a total aircraft rewire needed? Let’s take a step back and ask a more common question that military users and maintainers of aged aircraft ask: “When should any aircraft rewire program be considered?”  Here are 5 Main Factors to contemplate when deciding to rewire a military or commercial aircraft.  They are listed in … Continue reading “When Is A Total Rewire Needed?”

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”

InterConnect Wiring Signs Three More F-16 Distributors

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 14, 2016

PRESS RELEASE INTERCONNECT WIRING SIGNS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS WITH THREE ADDITIONAL AEROSPACE INDUSTRY PARTNERS 14 November 2016 Fort Worth, TX To better support the F-16 international community, InterConnect Wiring signed three more distributors for their F-16 electrical products and programs: Arrow Dynamics, Aventure Aviation International, and DTE. As the Lockheed Martin Licensee for all F-16 Electrical … Continue reading “InterConnect Wiring Signs Three More F-16 Distributors”

What is a Conductor in a Wiring Harness?

Posted by Eric Evans on August 8, 2016

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. An aircraft like the … Continue reading “What is a Conductor in a Wiring Harness?”

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