EN4165 – MODULAR & RECTANGULAR CONNECTORS

HIGH RELIABILITY FOR CABIN INTERCONNECTIONS

General information

The EN4165 standard ( also known as MBBN3330 and BACC65 for the mono-module) is a rectangular , modular and multi-contact connector used in most of the new configuration of cabin interior and In Flight Entertatainment system.

This standard offers the possibility of three different shell sizes in order to meet any requirments

One size is made to accomodate 4 modules whereas the second is made to accomodate 2 modules.

The third option which is mainly used on the latest aircraft program is the mono-module due to his fast and secure connection for cabin applications and IFE.

Furthermore, the inserts used on this series are also qualified under ECS7089BACI10 to meet the Aircraft manufacturer specifications.

Two different inserts are available under the EN4165,  identified on the specifications as series 2 and 3 ( Series 3 use the same contacts than the D38999 series III)

Additionnaly, contacts used on this efficient family of connector are qualified under the EN3155, M39029 and ECS7089 depending of the standard required.

Moreover, manufacturers have created a new higher density with a reverse design to offer an excellent protection of contacts gauge 23

From the civil to the military not forgetting about the helicopters applications benefits are :

  • Male and female modules can be mixed in the same housing
  • Crimp or PCB contacts are available
  • Allows mixing of contact types such as signal, coaxial, Quadrax, power and optical
  • Compact solution
  • Polarization in order to avoid mistakes during mating
  • Quick install : Push-pull coupling (mono-module version)
  • Time saving : color coding for the polarization
  • Weight saving : composite version

Technical information

Example of break down for modules

EN4165

A

04G16

1

N

A

STANDARD

MODULE SERIES

LAYOUT

SEALING OPTION

POLARIZATION

CONTACT
DELIVERY

 

Example of break down for plug connector

EN4165

F

6

A

4

0

0

STANDARD

CLASS TYPE

CONNECTOR TYPE

MODULES SERIES

SHELL TYPE

KEYING

COUPLING

DELIVERY

CONDITION

 

Example of Single Receptacle module

EN4165

M

0

1

A

N

STANDARD

CLASS TYPE

RECEPTACLE

SHELL TYPE

MODULE SERIES

POLARIZATION

DESCRIPTION/ EN4165 CHAPTER

TYPE 

  CLASS
TYPE

 EN4165 CHAPTER

TYPE 

DESCRIPTION

CONNECTOR          

 

 

 

  0

C – W – F – J –
M

         

EN 4165-004         

2

Rectangular
stackable mounting receptacle, 2 or 4 modules
                                             

M          

EN 4165-025

2

Push-pull
latching mechanism short receptacle, 1 module
                                              

 

W

EN 4165-005         

3

Rectangular
stackable mounting receptacle, 2 or 4 modules
                                        

 

 

 

6

 

C – W –
F

     

EN 4165-006       

2

 

Plug 2 or
4 modules
            

EN 4165-007         

3

J – M   

EN 4165-006        

2

Plug 2 or 4
modules
          

M

EN 4165-024          

2

Push-pull
latching mechanism plug, 1 module
                                    

J – M   

EN 4165-007         

3

Plug 2 or 4
modules
              

 

 

9

 

W – F    

EN 4165-008        

2

 

Rectangular
rack and panel plug, 2 or 4 modules
                                     

EN 4165-009          

3

 

W – F    

EN 4165-010          

2

Rectangular
rack and panel plug rear mounted, 2 or 4 modules
                                          

       

EN 4165-027          

3

 

 

7

C – J – M – W –
F

          

EN 4165-011          

2

Rectangular
flange mounting receptacle, 2 or 4 modules
                                                 

                  M        

EN 4165-025          

2

Push-pull
latching mechanism receptacle, 1 module
                                          

W

EN 4165-012          

3

Rectangular
flange mounting receptacle, 2 or 4 modules
                                                 

       

A

For all
classes
          

EN 4165-003         

2

Male and female
modules, rear release contacts
                                      

B

For all
classes
          

EN 4165-003         

3

Female module,
rear release contacts
                                

               

3  

W – F – M      

EN 4165-018           

2

Protective
cover for receptacle, single, 2 or 4 modules
                                              

               

13

C – W – F      

EN 4165-013          

2

3

Cable clamp, 2
or 4 modules shells
                           

14

W – F – J – M        

EN 4165-014          

2

3 

Accessory 2 or
4 modules round chimney
                              

15

W – F– B      

EN 4165-015           

2

3

Round chimney
for accessories 2 or 4 modules (1 for each cavity)   
                                    

16

W – F– B      

EN 4165-016          

2

3 

Double oval
chimney for accessories 4 modules (1 for 2 cavities)   
                                      

17  

W – F– B      

EN 4165-017         

2

3 

Round
blank chimney for accessories (1 for each cavity)   
                                         

M – C    

EN 4165-026          

2

 Accessory for
push-pull latching mechanism
                                

 

CLASS TYPE

   MODEL

DESCRIPTION           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECTOR      

 

W

Receptacles
and plugs, cadmium-plated aluminium alloy, olive
drab — 500 h salt spray — Plug with grounding spring — Crimp, removable
contacts — Maximum operating temperature 175 °C continuous
                                                                              

                          

 

   J

Receptacles
and plugs, cadmium-plated composite, olive drab — 2 000 h salt spray — Plug
with grounding spring — Crimp, removable contacts — 1 500 matings
— Maximum operating temperature 175 °C continuous

                                                                              

                                   

 

  Z

Receptacles and
plugs, zinc-nickel plated aluminium alloy, non reflective black — 500 h
salt spray — Plug with grounding spring — Crimp, removable contacts — Maximum
operating temperature 175 °C continuous

                                                                      

                          

 

       K

Receptacles
and plugs, passivated stainless steel — 500 h salt spray — Plug with
grounding spring — Fire-resistant — Crimp, removable contacts — Maximum
operating temperature 200 °C continuous

                                                                              

                           

 

F

Receptacles
and plugs, nickel-plated aluminium alloy — 48 h
salt spray — Plug with grounding spring — Crimp, removable contacts — Maximum
operating temperature 200 °C continuous

                                                                           

          

 

M

Receptacles
and plugs, nickel-plated composite — 2 000 h salt spray — Plug with grounding
spring — Crimp, removable contacts — 1 500 matings
— Maximum operating temperature 200 °C continuous

                                                                            

                           

Y

Hermetic
receptacle, passivated stainless steel — Solder contacts — Maximum operating
temperature 200 °C continuous

                           

 

T

Receptacles and
plugs, nickel fluorocarbon polymer plated aluminium
alloy, non reflective
500 h salt spray — Plug with grounding spring — Crimp, removable contacts —
Maximum operating temperature 175 °C continuous

                                                   

                                   

 

 

 

 

PROTECTIVE                                       COVER       

K

Protective
cover for plug in passivated corrosion resisting steel — Maximum operating
temperature 200 °C continuous

                           

        F   

Protective
cover for receptacle or plug in nickel-plated aluminium
alloy — Maximum operating temperature 200 °C continuous

                                    

Z

Protective
cover for receptacle or plug, zinc-nickel plated aluminium
alloy, non-reflective black – Maximum operating temperature 175 °C continuous

                                                 

 

         W  

Protective
cover for receptacle or plug in olive-green cadmium-plated aluminium alloy — Maximum operating temperature 175 °C
continuous

                                           

       T   

Protective
cover for receptacle or plug in nickel fluorocarbon polymer plated aluminium alloy, non
reflective
— Maximum operating temperature 175 °C continuous

                                                               

 

 

 

 

DUMMY RECEPTACLE

     

K

Dummy
receptacle in passivated stainless steel — Maximum operating temperature 200
°C continuous

          

F

Dummy
receptacle in nickel-plated aluminium alloy —
Maximum operating temperature 200 °C continuous

                

        Z   

Dummy
receptacle, zinc-nickel plated aluminium alloy,
non-reflective black – Maximum operating temperature 175 °C continuous

                                   

    

W

Dummy
receptacle in olive-green cadmium-plated aluminium
alloy — Maximum operating temperature 175 °C continuous

                          

        T   

Dummy
receptacle in nickel fluorocarbon polymer plated aluminium
alloy, non reflective
Maximum operating temperature 175 °C continuous

                                       

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Written by Loic HONORE

Photos by Luc BOUCHEZ

EN4165 – MODULAR & RECTANGULAR CONNECTORS
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