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|Mfr. Name:||TE Connectivity|
Description of Changes TE has discovered an issue related to the TE D369 connector s ability to consistently meet its altitude immersion performance specification. Since a large amount of customers use these connectors for Cabin applications and don't require such high performance, Product Management decided to downgrade the D369 spec for the existing P/Ns and rename the product as "D369 Cabin". Besides another version called "D369 Harsh Environment", compliant with the initial D369 performance will be released. Reason for Changes: New specification.Cost gap between "D369 Cabin" of the "D369 Harsh Environment" is quite significant while pricing was already provided to several customers who won't accept any price increase on the products.
General Product Description: D369 Description of Changes On September 22nd 2017, TE notified our customers our D369 product has gaps in performance vs our internal / published specification (related to Altitude Immersion and Humidity). After a very intense and thorough study, TE has determined most demand for the product is for environments / applications that do not require Altitude Immersion and Humidity performance. As a result, we will officially reduce the Altitude Immersion level from the product spec to RTCA DO160 category A4 and IP65 rating and Humidity level to RTCA DO160 category A, targeting in-cabin applications. We will also release a new version of D369 targeted for harsh environments which will meet the EN2591-314 for Altitude Immersion and the EN2591-321 / EIA-364-31 Method IV for Humidity. This product will be released later this year and will have new part numbers and coloring that will clearly differentiate it from current product offering (see PDF in attachment). Reason for Changes: New specification.Updated specification for existing version of our D369 connector. This is only a functional change to RTCA DO160. Fit and form remain the same and intermateable with existing products.First Date To Ship (Changed Parts Only): 24-AUG-2018