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Which Locking Mechanisms for Connectors should I choose?


Stainless steel latch (SOURIAU UTL Series)

  • Safe, blind mating thanks to mechanical discrimination
  • Easy and secure connection
  • Audible click feedback confirms mating
  • Quick release

Screw coupling system with ratcheting (SOURIAU 8D Series / MIL-DTL-38999 Series III)

  • Mil-spec
  • High resistance to vibrations and mechanical stress
  • Self-locking (higher resistance to unscrew)
  • Quick mating (1¼ turn to mate)
  • Visual mating confirmation

Reverse bayonet (SOURIAU VGE1 Series)

  • Extra quick mating (1/3 turn)
  • Audible click and tactile feel confirms mating
  • Eliminates uncertainty
  • A yellow point indicates the end of coupling turn

Bayonet Coupling system (SOURIAU 8LT Series / MIL-DTL-38999 Series I)

  • Mil-spec
  • Extra quick mating (1/3 turn)
  • Impossible to mismatch due to a keyway
  • Audible, tactile and visual mating confirmation

Breakaway Coupling system (8BA Series)

  • Miniature & lightweight
  • Plug separates from the receptacle to avoid damage to equipment
  • Fastest & easiest mating option

Push-pull Coupling system (JMX Series)

  • Easy and quick mating
  • Audible & tactile mating confirmation
  • Keyway & colour ID avoid mismatch

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