What is MIL-SPEC?

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The U.S. Department of Defense (as well as some non-defense government organizations) uses defense standards to ensure specially built or significantly modified commercial products are dependable, uniform, and compatible with other systems. What is MIL-SPEC? It’s short for “military specification” and refers to documents that outline these very strict technical requirements. When you see a military spec cable, for example, it simply means that it conforms to MIL-SPEC documents. Read on to learn more about MIL-SPEC and MIL-SPEC products available at Gateway Cable Company!

What are MIL-SPEC Connectors?

Connectors for military operations were originally developed for aeronautical and tactical service usage in the 1930s. Today, MIL-SPEC connectors are used in a wide range of applications, including automotive commercial, industry, and aerospace. Connectors are comprised of a plug and receptacle, as well as pin and socket contacts. One of the connector halves or contacts should be floating for the best possible performance and to reduce stress on the connector and other components.

You’ll find MIL-SPEC connectors and much more here at Gateway Cable Company! We offer procurement-approved military hardware that meets or exceeds the requirements of MIL-PRF-62122(E). Whether you’re searching for a military spec cable assembly, adapter, or receptacle assembly, our products are resistant to corrosion, petroleum products exposure, fungus exposure, chemical agents, and ozone exposure.

Why Use Miltary-Grade Products?

The largest benefit of choosing products like MIL-SPEC connectors is reliability. Military supplies meet and exceed high standards and can perform under conditions that would obliterate normal equipment. From cables to converters to inductors, every component that adheres to defense specifications is military-unique or heavily modified to withstand humidity, extreme temperatures, blunt force, and more.

Learn More from Gateway Cable Company!

Do you have questions about our MIL-SPEC products or the meaning of MIL-PRF? Contact us for more information! If you have your eye on a specific component, request a quote online and we’ll reach out to via phone, email, mail, or fax.