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Titan Ground PowerTM Cables and Adapters Extend Aircraft Power Receptacle Life and Reduce AOG Instances
CAMARILLO, CA – 
Cooper Interconnect, a leading manufacturer of harsh-environment interconnect solutions, announces the addition of the Titan Ground PowerTM Series of cable assemblies and field-replaceable adapters to their Burton Family of aviation products. Advanced interconnect technologies decrease mating forces by 40 percent and demating by 60 percent, significantly increasing the service life of military and commercial aircraft receptacles and reducing receptacle related Aircraft On Ground (AOG) instances.

Cable-assembly connectors and optional “nosepiece” adapters incorporate precisely positioned, floating sockets that independently adjust to aircraft receptacle pins. A six-tine socket design improves engagement cycle force consistency, which also contributes to extending the service life of airframe mounted, 400Hz receptacles.


In addition to precisely positioning the sockets, glass-filled epoxy carriers internal to the cable connectors and adapters protect the bolts, pins and sockets. They also ensure that the adapter bolts can be removed even after being run over by aircraft tugs and terminal-support vehicles.


The optional adapter is field replaceable in minutes and is less than 50 percent of the cost of a ground-power cable refurbishment. The adapter incorporates all of the design features of the molded cable assembly connector that reduce aircraft receptacle wear, receptacle-related AOG expenses and schedule delays.


Titan Ground PowerTM cables are available in banded, jacketed and six-around-one configurations. These rugged products are rated for full-load operation from -67°F to +185°F and meet SAE AS7974 testing of 20 foot-pounds impact at -67°F. A molded-in strain relieves fuses and environmentally seals the cable jacket directly to the connector.


Standard configurations are available in 12 weeks A.R.O. Quick-turn modifications include: application-specific molded materials, platings, colors, cable lengths and low-inductance designs.


About Cooper Interconnect

Cooper Interconnect, a Cooper Wiring Devices’ business unit, is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated interconnect solutions for demanding environments and features well-known brands such as G&H, WPI, Burton, General Connector brands, Cam-Lok, and Thorkom. A subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), Cooper Wiring Devices is headquartered in Peachtree City, GA with international manufacturing and distribution facilities.

For more information on Cooper Interconnect visit
www.cooperinterconnect.com.

Cooper Wiring Devices, a trusted name in electrical products, features Arrow Hart commercial and industrial solutions, CORE Lighting Controls, residential wiring devices and Cooper Interconnect industrial, military, aerospace, and subsea connectivity solutions. Cooper Wiring Devices is committed to providing products that increase productivity, energy efficiency, safety at work and in the home, and provide reliable performance.


About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011.
 
For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

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