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Nickel PTFE-Plated DEUTSCH 38999 Connectors Offer Further Alternative to Cadmium

TE Connectivity

HARRISBURG, Pa. – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces a new RoHS-compliant nickel PTFE plating for its DEUTSCH standard MIL-DIL-38999 Series III connectors. Along with TE’s recently announced black zinc nickel plating, this new coating further expands TE’s response to new environmental regulations that reduce the use of cadmium. The nickel PTFE plating is Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) qualified, and offers the same level of electrical performance, harsh environment protection and temperature ranges as cadmium finishes.

Chris Novak, TE’s global DEUTSCH product manager, said, “With the new nickel PTFE-plated connectors and other recently launched products, TE offers a wide range of cadmium-free plating options that allows parts with different platings to be connected in existing applications with minimal risk of galvanic corrosion.”

The nickel PTFE finish is non-magnetic and non-reflective and ideal for a variety of applications including next-generation harsh-environment vehicles, electric drive vehicles, aerospace, mass transit, automotive, communications equipment, power generation and de-icing equipment.

The new nickel PTFE plating option is available on TE’s DEUTSCH standard MIL-DTL-38999 Series III and DTS High Current connectors. For more information, visit or contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752.

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About Te Connectivity

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit:

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