Cinch Connectivity Solutions Introduces C-ENX Modular Rectangular Connector Line for Aerospace
Lombard, IL [August 12, 2021] Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company, and global
leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions announces the introduction of the C-ENX range
of shells, inserts and contacts for in-cabin interconnectivity for the aerospace industry. The main
applications include routing power, signal, and data for avionic systems throughout the aircraft.
Designed to meet the requirements of ARINC 800 and European Standard EN 4644, the C-ENX
family features a rectangle profile that provides a reduction in weight and size over the circular
connectors currently used by the aerospace industry. This translates directly to operational cost
savings over the lifetime of the aircraft.
“Every ounce of weight in an aircraft represents an operational cost of approximately $5,000 over
the lifetime of the aircraft,” explained Brad Taras, Product Manager, Bel. “The C-ENX connector
line provides a slim, completely modular and expandable solution that reduces size and weight,
while increasing ease of use, which will deliver immediate and significant gains to aerospace
Leaders in the aerospace industry have already started transitioning to modular rectangular
connectors, as they provide significant advantages over circular style connectors. As well as
offering higher pin density and lower weight, the design allows for blind mating needed for
LRM/LRUs (line replaceable modules and units). The C-ENX line is available in single-, double-,
triple-, and quadruple-cavity outlines for panel mount to cable, cable to cable, floating mount and
panel mount to panel mount configurations.
The modular design comprises shells, inserts, contacts and backshells, with various options
available to suit any aerospace application. The shells utilize the same panel cut-outs throughout
the product offering. The modular design supports a more flexible and efficient assembly process,
allowing manufacturers to outsource more of the cable assembly or incorporate changes later in
the design cycle. This also promotes longevity in service, by supporting simpler maintenance and
more efficient upgrades.
Applications: Commercial Aerospace
Cinch is a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB). Bel designs, manufactures and
markets a broad array of products that include circuit protection, connectors, cable assemblies,
discrete components, magnetics and power supplies. The Company serves a global market and
operates facilities around the world.