Connector Manufacturer Announces Product Testing Standards Comparable to MIL-Norms

Fischer Connectors announces that all their products engineered to withstand extreme operational environments as well as standard products, are tested to strict norms comparable to MIL-Specs. Fischer is performing 15 environmental, mechanical and electrical tests for each product according to IEC standards. A cross-references table provided on Fischer Connectors' website compares IEC testing standards to MIL-Specs standards.

"The changing role of the military market to that of a worldwide policing posture has resulted in greater interest in environmentally durable, lightweight and portable equipment," says Daniel Spycher, International Sales Director for Fischer Connectors SA. "Suppliers to the military sector must evolve with the ever-changing needs of the agile, self-contained war fighter. Sophisticated electronic C41 systems such as soldier harnesses, personal role radios, and other handheld devices must be rugged, sealed, and compact. So we thoroughly test our products to withstand extreme operational environments such as vibration, shock, rain, humidity, salt fog, sand/dust, and temperature fluctuations".

The company states that it continually adapts business strategies to mirror trends in the ever-changing military sector.

"Product reliability in the most extreme conditions is the key," says Dominique Glauser, CEO, Fischer Connectors SA. "Manufacturing processes must be able to support demands of the more stringent requirements by the military. Failure to deliver is not an option."

Military testing requirements are especially important when dealing with sub-assemblies and items that have been modified. A high degree of reliability is required especially in life-saving applications such as aircraft ejector seats and aircrew radio locator beacons. It's no accident that Fischer designs, manufactures, and distributes interconnect solutions well suited for use in major military programs such as Land Warrior, FIST and Bowman system, for example.

To view the IEC versus MIL-Specs cross-reference table, see

For more than 50 years, Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high-performance connectors and cable assembly solutions. Known for their reliability, precision and resistance to demanding environments, its products are commonly used in high-end electronic equipment such as defence and security systems, medical apparatus and scientific instrumentation. Primary design and manufacturing facilities are located in Switzerland, with subsidiaries and distributors located worldwide.

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