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13 Ways To Design A Wiring Harness Poorly For Manufacturability

Posted by Jeanie Peel on August 13, 2021

In honor of this lucky Friday the 13th, we’re going to remind you of the 13 ways to design a wiring harness POORLY for manufacturability. You can trust InterConnect Wiring to avoid these mistakes and manufacture the very best wiring harnesses. Keep your luck going strong with InterConnect Wiring – where Connections Matter.   At … Continue reading “13 Ways To Design A Wiring Harness Poorly For Manufacturability”

What is Connector Clocking and Why is it Important in Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 15, 2021

It’s nice to get back into the public as we are closer to being on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just last Thursday I attended my first on-site conference since the December 2019 AIA Board of Governors with my friend Eric Fanning. At last week’s conference in Grapevine, I was asked, “Are you … Continue reading “What is Connector Clocking and Why is it Important in Wiring Harness Design?”

Winter Blog Series: Can a Wiring Harness Be Repaired or Overhauled?

Posted by John Ashour on January 26, 2021

We hope you’re having a great week and are staying safe and healthy out there! Today we’re revisiting one of our top blogs from 2017 that asks the ultimate question: can a wiring harness be repaired or overhauled? Let’s find out!     A common question asked of InterConnect Wiring is, “Can InterConnect repair or overhaul … Continue reading “Winter Blog Series: Can a Wiring Harness Be Repaired or Overhauled?”

Spring Series: What Is the Difference in a Plug and a Receptacle?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on February 25, 2020

As part of our Spring Blog Series, InterConnect Wiring is highlighting the best blogs that our readers loved the most. Say hello to one of our top blogs from 2016: What is the difference in a plug and a receptacle? Connectors are used on electrical wiring harnesses and are essentially enclosures (i.e., shells) which house … Continue reading “Spring Series: What Is the Difference in a Plug and a Receptacle?”

Does the FAA have an Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Training Program?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on December 2, 2019

I will cut to the chase… yes, there is an Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Training Program and it is called FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 120-94. While these guidelines are not mandatory, they are derived from extensive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry experience in determining compliance with the relevant regulations. Maintenance personnel need to … Continue reading “Does the FAA have an Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Training Program?”

What is an Original Design Approval Process?

Posted by Jeanie Peel on May 21, 2019

An original FAA design approval is a five-phase process in which an applicant applies for design approval of an aircraft. The end result, if approved, is a Type Certificate. The steps to approval are: Phase 1 – Design and Concept This is the fun part! This phase is initiated when the applicant begins design concept … Continue reading “What is an Original Design Approval Process?”

InterConnect Releases New Electrical Wiring Engineering Design eBook!

Posted by Marc Piloian on April 23, 2019

This eBook is the 8th in a series developed by InterConnect Wiring. It aims to provide engineering and technical personnel unfamiliar with wiring harness design insight into some of the process steps required to design an Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) for combat aircraft such as the F-15 or F-16 as well as air vehicles … Continue reading “InterConnect Releases New Electrical Wiring Engineering Design eBook!”

Aircraft Plugs and Receptacle Connectors Are Just Like Legos – Here’s Why

Posted by Clare McGarrey on April 9, 2019

As I was helping my son put together the huge Harry Potter Lego Set he saved up for with his chores and gift money, I focused in on the details of two particular Legos. Unless you have been living on a different planet, you know that Legos fit together with “male” and “female” pieces. This … Continue reading “Aircraft Plugs and Receptacle Connectors Are Just Like Legos – Here’s Why”

Is Insulation Resistance Testing Important?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on February 26, 2019

  Do you know what that color coating on the outside of a wire is called? It is called insulation. And did you know that the day that wire is developed, the insulation of the wire starts to age and deteriorate? Unfortunately, it is true. Wire insulation is not like a fine wine; it does … Continue reading “Is Insulation Resistance Testing Important?”

4 Critical Items to Include When Designing Aircraft Modification Kits

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 29, 2019

  Now that US Aerospace and Defense manufacturers are extending the life of more and more older aircraft, fixed-wing and helicopter modification kits are becoming more and more prevalent. In the last 26 years InterConnect Wiring has assembled thousands of aircraft modification kits (AKA mod kits, loose wiring assemblies, or LWA’s) for a wide variety … Continue reading “4 Critical Items to Include When Designing Aircraft Modification Kits”

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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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