Lanyard Released Plugs

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QPL and modified solutions

Eaton's lanyard-release connectors utilize heritage-proven designs that provide low-force separations at ambient and low temperatures, increased off-axis separation capabilities in all four quadrants, and are not sensitive to new receptacles.

Lanyard-release connectors with MIL-DTL-38999 Series III couplings are available in QPL and redundant-release configurations. Additional lanyard-release solutions include MIL-DTL-38999 Series IV and electrically and/or mechanically released in-flight disconnects.

For more information, calll 805-484-0543, or select one of the following links:

MIL-DTL-38999 /29, /30, /31, and /36

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Eaton's lanyard-released plugs are designed for MIL-STD-1760 mechanical release applications and are available in MIL-DTL-38999/29, /30, /31, and /36 configurations. Features and options include:

  • 22 degree off-axis pull capabilities outperform MIL-DTL-38999 requirements.
  • Low force (40 - 90 pound) release mechanisms 
  • Custom length and adjustable-length lanyards as depicted to the left.

For more information, calll 805-484-0543, or select one of the following links:

Dual-release lanyards with MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Couplings

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The dual-release lanyard connector depicted to the left supports low-pull force, off-axis releases; incorporates MIL-DTL-38999 Series III complaint coupling threads; and can be utilized for a wide range of critical applications including weapons release and manned spaceflight.

Redundantly-released connectors are also available with any combination of mechanical and electrical primary and secondary actuation mechanisms.

For additional dual-release connectors information, register for Eaton's export-controlled Space and Launch Solutions Brochure by e-mailing customer service: cicustomer.service@eaton.com.

MIL-DTL-38999 Series IV lanyard-released plugs

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Eaton's MIL-DTL-38999 Series IV plugs require significantly lower separation forces than many QPL connectors. Flight heritage includes multiple military helicopter, weapons release applications. Performance advantages include:

  • Straight pull releases with as low as 90 pounds of force
  • 15° off-angle separations with as low as 100 pounds of force.
  • Withstands 500 harsh-environment mating cycles and 100 snatch releases.
For additional MIL-DTL-38999 Series IV lanyard-released connector information, call 805-484-0543 or e-mail customer service: cicustomer.service@eaton.com.

Umbilical connectors and In-Flight Disconnects

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Eaton's can leverage a broad range of flight-proven technologies and design platforms to quickly develop application specific, in-flight disconnects; capabilities include:

  • Fully integrated  mechanically and/or electrically initiated connector-and-actuator solutions.
  • Release redundancy facilitated by any combination of mechanical lanyard releases and/or electrical pin puller release mechanisms.
  • Anti-bind roll-off shells, 360-degree EMI protection, electrically and thermally deadfaced configurations, push-pull snap action couplings, and visual and tactile mating indicators.

For additional dual-release connectors information, register for Eaton's export-controlled Space and Launch Solutions Brochure by e-mailing customer service: cicustomer.service@eaton.com.