b. Class L is specifically designed for heavy-duty
prime power distribution. Use Class L when
waterproof, arc quenching features are needed. Class
L has removable, crimp, front-release contacts.
4. WIRE SEALING. Wire sealing is accomplished by
the use of a grommet seal which is designed to seal
against outside diameter of inserted wire. The outer
diameter shall be within applicable size range as
Figure 1. MIL-DTL-22992 Typical Connectors
Unwired contacts must have sealing plugs
2. This Work Package (WP) pertains to connectors
manufactured in accordance with MIL-DTL-22992.
5. INSERTS. The resilient material used for all inserts
shall be high grade dielectric having electrical and
mechanical characteristics suitable for the purpose
As all NAVAIR connector and accessory
intended. The impact strength shall be such that
documents are transitioned to non-government
material shall not chip, crack, or break during assembly
standards, (the Society of Automotive
or normal maintenance.
Engineers (SAE), will become the preparing
activity and the Navy will adopt the
6. INTERMATEABILITY. All connectors within the
documents), the drawing number prefix will
same class are completely intermateable.
change from MS to AS. The main part number
designation remains the same, with the "M"
7. PART NUMBER DEFINITION. Military
prefix, such as M81511/17-08. At times the
specifications require the manufacturers to mark the
entire item may be superseded by another.
part number on the connector. A part number may
There are many cases where documents have
consist of the segments shown in Figure 2. The
been cancelled without replacements, each case
government certification mark "JAN" or "J" must also
was reviewed and some information has been
be included in the part number. For additional
retained in this volume "for reference use only".
information on the various classes, refer to the
3. DESCRIPTION. The MIL-DTL-22992 connector
(Figure 1) is an electrical, heavy-duty, threaded, quick
8. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. Connectors and
disconnect, waterproof connector for electronic and
accessories are designed and constructed to withstand
electrical power and control circuits. The connectors
normal handling incidental to installation and
threads are characterized by six large threads per inch.
This family consists of the four classes C, J, R, and L.
9. INSERT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. Inserts
are positively secured with respect to the shell. The
a. Classes C, J, and R are for heavy-duty, external
inserts are supplied rotated from the normal position,
interconnection. Classes C, J and R connectors are not
if specified. The degree and direction of rotation shall
for prime power distribution. Classes C, J, and R have
be as specified. Inserts are made of void-less
either non-removable or removable solder contacts.
construction and are non-removable from their shells.