Socapex Self-Closing Caps can be screwed directly onto receptacles.

Press Release Summary:

Available in standard metal cap and silicone cap models, Socapex Self-Closing Caps offer lasting protection for MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II and III, MIL-DTL-26482, RJ Field and USB Field connectors. Standard metal caps (IP68) are made of aluminum, stainless steel and bronze materials whereas Silicone caps (IP67) with nylon cord. Units come with nickel, black zinc nickel and cadmium plating finishes.

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Amphenol Socapex's New Cap Ranges Provide Extra Protection for Connectors

Amphenol Socapex launches three new ranges of protective caps for its circular connectors. These ranges round out the current standard series to provide complete and lasting protection for all MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II and III, MIL-DTL-26482, RJ Field and USB Field connectors.

Self-closing caps Amphenol Socapex's self-closing caps offer real ease of use and optimal protection. They screw directly onto receptacles and are available in two types of material:

  • Composite for MIL-DTL-26482connectors;
  • Aluminium for the MIL-DTL-38999 range (this version will be available soon)

A vast choice of plating finishes - including nickel, black zinc nickel, and cadmium — is available to guarantee increased protection against corrosion, impacts, and vibrations. In addition, the metal cap for the MIL-DTL-38999 range is IP67.

Standard metal caps

The standard versions with lanyard are compatible with MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL-26482, RJ Field and USB Field connectors. The caps are available in aluminium, stainless steel, and bronze with a wide range of plating finishes, lanyards and eyelets to meet every possible need, application, and environment (IP68).

Silicone caps

Amphenol Socapex's silicone caps with nylon cord withstand temperatures up to 200°C and are compatible with the aforementioned connectors. They are a cost-effective alternative and are IP67 rated for harsh environments where damage from dust and moisture is possible.

These new protective caps are delivered in four weeks maximum.

A detailed brochure of these four new cap ranges is available for download from

About Amphenol Socapex

Amphenol Socapex provides and manufactures interconnection systems solutions for the military, security, aerospace and industrial markets. Our products and solutions, designed for rugged and unique situations involving extreme conditions, provide the innovativeness and flexibility essential to meet the needs and requirements of these demanding sectors. Amphenol Socapex is part of Amphenol Group. More info on


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Amphenol PCD

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Beverly, MA 01915, USA

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Katherine GRINNELL

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