1 September 2011
2. This Work Package (WP) pertains to connectors
manufactured in accordance with MIL-DTL-83733.
All the MIL-DTL-83733 connectors are
electroless nickel plated in accordance with
SAE-AMS2404. These connectors are not for
Navy or Air Force use. If replacement of
existing MIL-DTL-83733 connectors for
Navy or Air Force platforms is required,
consult responsible engineering authority.
3. DESCRIPTION. The connectors covered by
Figure 1. MIL-DTL-83733 Typical Connector
MIL-DTL-83733 have the following features:
a. Environment resistant at sea level and high
7. CONNECTOR SHELLS. The connector shells
are made from high grade aluminum alloy to form a
solid shell designed to positively retain inserts. The
b. Continuous operation at temperatures ranging
engaging skirts have a keystone shape to prevent
from -85°F (-65°C) to +392°F (+200°C).
mating when either connector is rotated 180 degrees
from the correct mating position.
c. A non-removable, integral, resilient peripheral
seal in the receptacle shell which will engage the
mating plug before mating is completed.
accomplished before engagement of pins or sockets.
Voltage service ratings I and II.
9. MOUNTING. Rack to panel connector shells are
capable of being interchangeably mounted in a fixed or
floating position. Fixed mounted connectors will mate
f. Designed to prevent inadvertent electrical
properly with float mounted connectors. Shells are
contact and provide contact protection during mating.
provided with either captive clinch nuts for fixed
mounting of will be provided with or have provisions to
allow installation of spring mounts, bushings, or guide
5. MIL-DTL-83733 connectors are environment and
10. Mounting Styles. Figure 2 provides mounting
fluid resisting, miniature, rectangular, rack to panel
styles for MIL-DTL-83733 connectors. Bushing and
electrical connectors, both military and commercial,
spring mount assemblies are separate accessories, refer
having pin and socket rear release, removable crimp
contacts with fixed or float mounting (Figure 1).
11. PART NUMBER. The following paragraphs
6. SEALING PLUGS. The connector when ordered
contain information necessary for proper selection and
as a unit will have sealing plugs enclosed equal to ten
procurement of connector (Figure 3).
percent of the number of contacts, but not less than one
sealing plug per unit package. The sealing plugs are