Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum ( )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by:Andy Holton ( )
Organization:LITEF GmbH
Date posted: Tue Jul 27 7:42:37 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: Connector Reliability
We are using high-quality connectors (e.g. Cannon, AMP) in a military application. All connectors are PCB mounted. Using MIL-HDBK-217F we predict relatively high failure rates, in fact over 50% ofa module's failure rate.
My questions: Does anybody have any information regarding the applicability of the MIL-HDBK predicted rates for PCB connectors? Does anybody have other sources of PCB-connector reliability? Does anybody have a justifiable scaling factor for the MIL-HDBK rates? Or, are the MIL-HDBK rates realistic for these connectors?
We need a quantitative rate for the connectors for use in the FMECA.
Thanks, Andy Holton


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