MIL-DTL-38999 Series III / 8D Series

The Souriau D38999 connector series, also called 8D series is a highly reliable connector compliant to the main mil-spec standards (MIL-DTL-38999 series III, EN3645, BACC63, CECC) and answers the most stringent requirements in harsh environments.

Available in 5 high end materials and 5 platings (8D aluminum, 8D composite, 8D titanium, 8D stainless steel and 8D bronze), the 8D series connectors fit all the corrosion, shock, endurance or firewall capabilities you will encounter.

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III / 8D Series

The D38999 series is compliant with the MIL-DTL-38999 standard connector design with unique self-locking mechanism (patented by SOURIAU), visual mating indication, scoop proof, quick screw coupling and 360° shielding. The patented self-locking system and the metallic contact retention clip technology make the product perfect for high vibration applications or rough handling in the field.

This evolution of MIL-C-38999 allows:

  • A high contact density up to 128 contacts #22D
  • A quick screw coupling with a self-locking mechanism
  • High resistance to harsh environments (vibration, 200°C)
  • Always at the cutting edge of innovation, SOURIAU’s teams have continuously improved this range of connectors:
  • The composite version in the ’90s (Its choice is recommended wherever weight is critical)
  • Titanium version for weight saving and very high and mechanical resistance
  • Today SOURIAU remains innovative with cadmium-free and RoHS solutions.
  • In 2009 SOURIAU was the first to be QPL qualified for Zinc Nickel plating.

Product Features:

  • High density layouts
  • Screw coupling, Shell size from 9 to 25
  • Contact protection: 100% Scoop proof
  • Protected by cadmium, nickel, green zinc cobalt or black zinc nickel plating
  • PFI – EMI shielding and shell to shell continuity
  • Hermetic versions
  • High power up to 850A
  • Optical layouts
  • 230V layouts available (ABS22-19, ABS22-20, ABS22-21 & ABS22-22 qualified)



8D / D38999 Series lll