Connectors, Electrical, Circular Threaded, AN Type, General Specification For
<p>This specification covers circular threaded electrical connectors with solder or removable crimp contacts (both front and rear release). These connectors are for use in electronic, electrical power, and control circuits (see 6.1).</p>
Rationale: The U.S. Navy prohibits the use of cadmium plated parts and fasteners per MIL-DTL-917F …. Detail Specification Electric Power Equipment, Basic Requirements For …. paragraph 188.8.131.52. This SAE standard is recommended to be revised to incorporate additional cadmium free (tin-zinc) material finish with suitable underplate for aluminum-based conductive connectors and accessories variant requirements to be used in U.S Navy surface ship and submarine applications.