Amphenol Tri-Start Breakaway Fail Safe Connectors provide unequaled performance in environments requiring instant disengagement. Designed to provide quick disconnect of a connector plug and receptacle with an axial pull on the lanyard. The “Breakaway” Fail Safe connector family offers a wide range of electrical and mechanical features:
Breakaway unmating is initiated by applying a pull force to the lanyard which causes the operating sleeve on the plug to move away from the receptacle. Coupling segments on the plug then move away from the mating receptacle while expanding, thus releasing the receptacle. After completion of the unmating sequence, spring compression returns the sleeve and segments to their original positions. Unmating of the plug may also be accomplished by normal rotation of the coupling ring without affecting the breakaway capability.