What’s Special About NATO Power Plugs?

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Unlike your average electrical plug, NATO power plugs meet the requirements put forth under a STANdardization AGreement (STANAG). What does this mean? To put it simply, NATO plugs are military-grade and offer the highest possible reliability. Read on to learn more about what makes NATO slave cable plugs special, then shop for the component you need with Gateway Cable Company!

More About NATO Standards

Electrical components (and any other component) created for the United States military adhere to specifications created by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). These standards, such as MIIL-SPEC and MIL-PRF, exist so products used in military operations are uniform — both in performance and cost. NATO standards are similar in the sense that they lay out manufacturing requirements for items like slave plugs, sockets, and more. However, the goal behind NATO standards is a bit broader. NATO standards help to ensure that the militaries of all member countries can use the same components.

When an electrical product, such as a NATO connector or plug, conforms to a NATO STANAG, it’s built to the standards of the U.S. military, as well as member countries of NATO. It’s assigned a NATO Stock Number to make it easier to identify. Whether it was designed for use inside a tactical land vehicle or a shipboard electric power system, it’s built to last and capable of performing under high stress. Most importantly, it can be used by another NATO country’s military forces.

Why Choose a NATO Slave Plug?

You would choose a NATO slave plug for the same reason you would choose a military-grade watch or paracord — it’s stronger and more resistant to external stress. Whether you’re using a NATO slave cable with a custom cable assembly or receptacle, you’ll enjoy a higher grade of performance from a plug that was designed to withstand extreme heat or cold, corrosion, ozone, petroleum, moisture, and fungus.

Find Military-Grade NATO Plugs at Gateway Cable Company!

If you’re shopping for a NATO slave cable plug, Gateway Cable Company can help you find it! Contact us to learn more about our products, as well as our ISO 9001:2015 certification, DFARS compliance, and types of fuses. If you have a specific NATO slave plug in mind, take a moment to request a quote online!