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Are Legos like Aircraft Plug and Receptacle Connectors?

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 “Are Legos like Aircraft Plug and Receptacle Connectors?”

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”

Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft

Posted by John Ashour on August 6, 2018

The F-16 like many aircraft is a “fly by wire” aircraft. Instead of cables and pulleys, the aircraft is controlled by electrical signals. The electrical signals tell the flight control surfaces how to move and how fast to move. There are 5 flight control surfaces on the F-16: (1) leading edge flap, (2) trailing edge … Continue reading “Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft”

Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by Mike Winters on July 23, 2018

When designing aircraft wiring harnesses, or, in fact, any wiring harness, the main purpose of a wiring harness is to transmit signals or electrical power between components in a system.  However, this cannot be achieved unless the wiring harness can physically connect to these components. There are several ways to make these connections but probably … Continue reading “Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?”

What are Connector Disconnects and Why are They Needed?

Posted by David Barnett on July 16, 2018

There are many types of Connector Disconnects in use today in the aircraft industry, from blade to plug and socket.  From here they split into even more types based on their class, size, contact arrangement number and style. Depending on the combination of these variations, they can effectively send and receive data, signals and voltages … Continue reading “What are Connector Disconnects and Why are They Needed?”

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Backshell Disconnect

Posted by Randy Harmon on May 22, 2018

The process for choosing the correct backshell at an electrical component or disconnect whether it be for the F-16, F-15, F-22, B1-B, Cobra, Huey, or any new aircraft, follow the same basic guidelines. The key to successful backshell selection begins with identifying the application. To do this, a complete description of the backshell’s intended use … Continue reading “Factors to Consider When Choosing a Backshell Disconnect”

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?”

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?”

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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