50-Pin D-Sub Connector

50-Pin D-Sub Connector, Size 20 Contacts, Insert Arrangements

50-pin Dsub Pin Spacing and Insert Arrangements
50 pin Dsub Connector, Contact Arrangements

The 50 pin D connector shown above is a High Density, 3-row D-type connector.
The 50 pin connector may be terminated using any of the following terminal styles; Crimp, Solder, Insulation displacement contact (IDC), or Printed wiring board (PWB).
There are three general types; Standard density (size 20 contacts), High density (size 22D contacts), and Standard density (size 20 IDC contacts)

D-Sub Connector Insert Arrangements [D-Sub miniature sizes]

Military Standard
MIL-DTL-24308 [Connectors, Electric, Rectangular, Non-environmental, Miniature, Polarized Shell, Rack and Panel, General Specification]

D-Sub Connector Dimensions [D-Sub miniature Out-lines]
Military D-Sub Connector Manufacturers [MIL-C-24308 Vendors]

Designer note; The two other Dsub style connectors that could be used as an up-grade path are only produced in 51-pin versions.
A three row version under MIL-DTL-83513, and a single row version under MIL-DTL-32139. In addition to those two examples, another similar style is the MDR type connector.

MDR stands for Mini Delta Ribbon, a connector style using 0.050 inch spacing. However the MDR type is a ribbon style pin connect, that is, the pins are arranged on a header and not set as individual male/female sockets. In other words the 50-pin MDR connector will not mate with a 50-pin D-sub connector [as defined by MIL-DTL-24308]. For example SCSI I uses a 50 pin MD type connector.

The connector shown to the left is a right angle Printed Wiring Board [PWB] mount 50-pin connector. The connector shown at the top of the page is a straight-thru 50-pin cable connector.
Note the flange for mounting to a panel or case.

Picture of a Female 50 pin Dsub Plug
50 pin Dsub Plug Connector

Design Note:
The MIL-DTL-24308 connector series
is out dated and replaced by the
MIL-DTL-83513 micro Dsub series or the
MIL-DTL-32139 nano Dsub series.

50 pin Dsub Picture
50 pin Dsub Connector, Right Angle

Three rows of pins.
17 pins, 16 pins and 17 pins per row.

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