EN3545 – RECTANGULAR INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM

LIGHTWEIGHT AND ROBUST THERMOPLASTIC RECTANGULAR CONNECTORS

European Standard EN3545 ( Formerly identified as an ASNE0390) is the most popular rectangular connector used mainly for Airbus interior applications.

Two versions are available with a sealed or unsealed grommet at the rear of the connector.

Contacts used are fully EN3155 compliant ( EN3155 is derived from the M39029 Military specifications)

Male contacts are in accordance with the EN3155-008 female where the female contacts are under the EN3155-003.

In order to meet customer requirements , arrangements 02,03 and 06 are dedicated for copper contacts only and arrangements 12, 13 and 16 for aluminum contacts.

That is why  aluminum contacts such as ABS1380 (male contacts) and  ABS1381 ( female contacts ) are suitable.

Compared to a D-sub connector , customers have the posiibility to use Quadrax ( ABS0973/ABS0974 ) Power(ABS1344/ABS1403),optical fiber ( ABS1379) contacts combined with signal contacts.

EN3545 has a « D » shape like a D-Sub connector however its coupling type is more secured

In order to avoid mistakes during coupling, a fast and secure connection is available by using polarization keys ( 36 keying combinations)

  • EN3545-005A – Female polarization key (formerly ASNE0392C)
  • EN3545-006B – Male polarization key (formerly ASNE0392D

A large choice of accessories is available from protective covers to backshells ( straight , 90° …etc)

Example, protective Cover EN3545-009 can be used as follows :

  • As a protecting cover on plug or receptacle.
  • As a Dummy receptacle for plug or receptacle

Specific versions are available for optical fiber contacts under the ABS1696 or Diode included version under ABS1530.

Since last year a new solution has been developped  under the ABS2306 ( push-pull coupling) to improve time-saving during installation.

We are authorized by all Qualified manufacturers from the Airbus QPL to polarize all EN3545 versions.

Technical specifications

Shell material : Thermoplastic

Seal Material : silicone elastormer

Operating temperatures − 55 °C to 175 °C

Mechanical endurance : 100 mating  and unmating operations

Salt spray resistance : 48 hours

EXAMPLE OF BREAK DOWN

EN3545

E 01 M X A 00 A
STANDARD SEALING CODE ARRANGEMENTS CONNECTOR TYPE CRIMP VERSION POLARIZATION KEY TYPE POLARIZATION CODE DELIVERY CONDITIONS

 

DESCRIPTION 

EN3545-001 Technical specifications
EN3545-002 Specifications and arrangements
EN3545-003 Female connectors
EN3545-004 Male connectors
EN3545-005 Female polarization keys
EN3545-006 Male polarization keys
EN3545-007 Cable clamp
EN3545-008 Tools for assembly/removal of coding and attachment system
EN3545-009 Protective cover for plug and receptacle Product standard

 

ARRANGEMENTS

ARRANGEMENTS CODE NUMBER OF CONTACTS
SIZE 22 SIZE 20 SIZE 16 SIZE 12 SIZE 10 SIZE 8
01 0 50 0 0 0 0
02 78 0 0 0 0 0
03 39 0 10 0 0 0
04 0 0 21 0 0 0
05 0 0 0 13 0 0
06 0 0 0 0 7 0
07 0 0 0 0 0 5
08 0 18 0 0 0 3
12 78 0 0 0 0 0
13 39 0 10 0 0 0
16 0 0 0 0 7 0

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Written by Loic HONORE

Photos by Luc BOUCHEZ

EN3545 – RECTANGULAR INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM
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