The number you referenced for the connector you?re seeking is a part
number from a specific manufacturer, in this case, Deutsch Defense/
Aerospace Operations, a German company with a global customer base.
Their website is here: http://www.deutschdao.com/index.
For your reference, the government?s designation for the same
connector is MS3476. The MIL-SPEC qualification reference number is
26482-626-84. This information is on page 25 of the MIL SPEC
Qualification List MIL-C-26482, here:
Also, most places indicate a Series I and II for this MIL-C reference
number, but the MS3476 part is listed as a Series II part.
Deutsch does not sell directly to consumers, but through an
international distribution network, including companies in the U.S.,
UK, Europe and Asia. Here?s where you can find a list of authorized
A Sales Representative in Texas for one such distributor, Airtechnics,
Inc., provided the following quote for your particular part:
AFD56-8-33SN-059 for 1pc: $20.95 lead time is approximately 2-4wks
with the qualifier that AirTechnics, Inc. has a $150.00 minimum
purchase order, and the above price is guaranteed only for 30 days
from this date.
Addressing the part of your query hoping for a solder bucket-type
terminal vs. a crimp-type terminal, this sales rep stated that the
connectors come in pairs, meaning that the pins in both male and
female halves of the connector must be either solder or crimp type.
Since the connector in the existing unit has crimp-type pins in it,
the mating connector must also have crimp-type pins. So replacing the
existing AFD56-8-33SN-059 connector with a connector using solder-type
pins cannot be done.
In addition, with the possibility in mind that you may need a tool(s)
to use with this connector, the following tool pricing information was
Crimp Tool: MS22520-1-01: $237.04 1-2wks ARO
Position Tool: MS22520/1-02: $75.59 1-2wks ARO
If you?d like to contact Airtechnics directly, the contact info is:
1431 Greenway, Ste. 150
Irving, TX 75038
Of course, AirTechnics is only one distributor and these figures may
be considered reference only should you choose to follow up with
another. If and when you do, the Airtechnics sales rep also stated
that you should confirm with your local distributor that the correct
strain relief is specified when ordering the connector, as several
options for strain reliefs are available, based on the type of cable
Additional possible sources:
SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS CORP.
- The website indicates this company has one AFD56-8-33SN-059
connector in stock. Click on the link, and copy/paste the part number
into the search box to retrieve the information:
WORLD WIDE CONNECTORS AND CABLING
Farmingdale, NJ (USA)
- A search for the exact Deutsch part number here returned the
information that the AFD56-8-33SN-059 part is either already in stock
or on order. Type the number into the box and select ?Deutsch? as
the company. Here?s the search page:
GEMINI ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, INC.
Valhalla, NY (USA)
- This company lists Deutsch among the manufacturers whose products it
handles, and states that if it does not have the part you need in its
inventory, it will get one for you. You will need to fill out a RFQ
form on their site.
- Also lists Deutsch among the manufacturers of connectors it carries.
I hope you will find the information provided above useful for your
needs in obtaining this specific part. If anything isn?t clear, or
you have any difficulty, please do use the ?Request Clarification?
feature to ask before rating and closing your question, so I can be
sure you have what you need. Good luck on your project!
I began by consulting with an electrical engineer of my acquaintance,
who, using his inside industry knowledge, provided the MIL-SPEC number
and reference, as well as the name of the manufacturer, the quote from
a local distributor, and one additional source, i.e. the Spacecraft
Expanding upon that information, I then searched further, using the
supplied numbers as search terms, i.e.
to locate other additional possible sources for obtaining the part in