SAE AS17845 (MS17845) Shield
The SAE AS17845 (MS17845) specification covers the manufacturing requirements for an aircraft external power
receptacle shield used with the SAE AS90362 (MS90362) power receptacle. This aluminum shield is designed to
fit over the contact end of the external power connector to provide a guard for the connector’s pins. It also grips
the external power plug of the external power source, giving the connection protection against inadvertent pull-out
SAE AS17845 sleeves are silver-plated copper, and the shield is pre-drilled to mate with the MS90362 external
power receptacle. They are designed for use with the six pin 115 volt/400 Hz style receptacle, and provide strain
relief and a solid contact between the contacts on the receptacle and sockets in the plug. This strain relief will
prolong the life of the pins of the receptacle, and helps prevent electrical arcing caused by loose contact between
the sockets and pins. These shields are commonly available as part number MS17845-1.
Note: MS17845 has been replaced by SAE AS17845.
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SAE AS17845 Product Specifications
These connectors are in full compliance with the SAE AS17845 specification provided by the Society of
Automotive Engineers (SAE). For more details, please consult the full SAE AS17845 specification located here.