CLAUSE CODE: QC118    This clause is current as of 05/28/2017; 03:19:55
  CLAUSE TITLE: Connector Cleanliness Requirements


QC118           CONNECTOR CLEANLINESS REQUIREMENTS

General Requirements

Suppliers shall provide JPL with parts free of any contamination or foreign material. Contamination can potentially interfere with the operation of the connector in a space environment or have an adverse effect on the surrounding hardware.

Cleanliness Requirements

Parts shall be free of any contamination or foreign material including the following:
  • Excessive adhesive
    • For example, and not limited to, outside the area requiring the adhesive, and the mating and wire termination surfaces.
  • Excessive lubricant or grease
    • For example, and not limited to, outside the area requiring the lubricant, gobs or “caking” of lubricant visible on threads, or other areas that has a reasonable likelihood of breaking off under mate/demate, thermal, or mechanical vibration.
  • Injection mold flash on the rubber or plastic components
    • For example, and not limited to, flashing that has reasonable likelihood of breaking off under mating, thermal, or mechanical vibration conditions.
  • Insert “chip outs”
    • For example, and not limited to, around contact cavity locations that have a reasonable likelihood to have broken off as FOD, and potentially dislodged in a contact cavity.
  • Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
    • For example, and not limited to, material components or remnants not removed from assembly.