Cartridges and Squibs

Cartridges and Squibs are used to pyrotechnically generate high-pressure gas and/or heat, and as such can be used as pressure sources or ignition socartsurces. Schematically, squibs and cartridges are very similar. The practical difference is the squibs are generally of simpler construction, typically built around a “plug” of
synthetic material. Cartridges may contain squibs, or more commonly, be built around a hermetic glass-to-metal seal instead. The result is that squibs are generally more economical, where glass-sealed cartridges are typically more rugged and better suited to higher-pressure applications.

Applications:

  • Power source for piston devices, i.e. Actuators, Cutters, Puncture Devices.
  • Power source for larger Pyrotechnic/Explosive devices.
  • Pressure source to overpressurize rupture closure disks on Stored Gas Systems.

Performance:

  • 50 psi in 5cc volume to beyond 10,000 PSI in 10 in3.
  • Operating Temperatures of -65º F. to 420º F. (-54º C. to 215º C.)
  • Electric Initiation from AC, DC, Capacitive Discharge.
  • Percussion Initiation.
Cartridges
Part #  Output
Pressure 
Output
Volume 
Temp All
Fire 
No
Fire 
Interface 
 071070 100 PSIG MIN. 10cc CLOSED VOLUME @ 20°±1°C -65°F TO +165°F 0.5 AMP MIN. VARIOUS SEE DWG. 24 AWG SOLID COPPER WIRE
074057 125 TO 200 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F VARIOUS SEE DWG. VARIOUS SEE DWG. 24 AWG 7/32 STRANDED BONDED PVC INSULATED WIRE IAW MIL-W-16878
074115 450 PSI NOMINAL 300cc CLOSED VOLUME +0°F TO +120°F STORAGE
-45°F TO +145°F SERVICE
0.6 AMP 0.2 AMP WIRE, ELECTRICAL, FLUORPOLYMER-INSULATED, SILVER-COATED, COPPER, 22 AWG STRANDED IAW MIL-W-22759
073027 500 PSI MIN. 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F 3.0 AMPS 1.0 AMP MAX. 24 AWG SOLID COPPER WIRE, INSULATED
072012 500 TO 2400 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F VARIOUS SEE DWG. VARIOUS SEE DWG. OUTPUT END: 1/2-20 UNF-3A CONNECTOR END: BENDIX PYGMY NO. PC06-8-4S
074116 750 TO 1200 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -40°F TO +140°F, -65°F SOAK FOR (4) HRS 10 AMPS MIN. 1A/1W MIN. FOR 5 MINUTES MIL-W-16878/4, TYPE E) 22 AWG, STRANDED SILVER-PLATED COPPER CONDUCTOR, COLOR-CODED TFE TEFLON INSULATION, CLEAR POLYESTER WRAP, BRAIDED SILVER-PLATED COPPER SHIELD, FEP TEFLON JACKET CABLE
OUTPUT END: 9/16-18 UNF-3A
074080 800 TO 1300 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F 0.4 AMP 0.05 AMP MAX FOR 30 SECONDS 24 AWG TINNED COPPER, SOLID WIRE WITH NYLON INSULATION IAW MIL-M-20693, TYPE III, GRADE E
074053 800 TO 1500 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F 5.00±0.25 AMPS N/A O. 18 AWG STRANDED COPPER WIRE INSULATED IAW MIL-DTL-16878/2 WITH TERMINAL LUG
OUTPUT END: 3/8-24 UNF-2A
072110 925 ±125 PSIG 10cc CLOSED VOLUME
ACROSS TEMP. RANGE
-14°F TO +160°F 4.0 AMPS MIN. @ 28 VDC 1A/1W FOR 5 MINUTES OUTPUT END: 3/8-24 UNF-3A
CONNECTOR END: IAW MS3113-8-4P
074049 SEE DWG. TABLE I 10cc CLOSED VOLUME 65°F TO +154°F STORAGE
-26°F TO +145°F SERVICE
3.25±0.25 AMPS @ -26°F±2°F 1 AMP MAX. @ 148°F±2°F FOR 5 MINUTES OUTPUT END: 3/8-24 UNF-3A 28 AWG INSULATED WIRE IAW MIL-W-22795 WITH SOCKET CONTACT CONNECTOR
074028 1100 TO 1500 PSI 2cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +150°F 5.0 AMPS 1.0 AMP MAX. OUTPUT END: 1/2-20 UNF-3A
CONNECTOR END: BENDIX PYGMY NO. PC06-8-4S
072110 1600±200 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME ACROSS TEMP. RANGE BETWEEN -80°F TO +325°F FOR 12 HRS. CONTINUOUSLY 4.0 AMPS MIN. 1A/1W FOR 5 MINUTES OUTPUT END: 3/8-24 UNF-3A
CONNECTOR END: IAW MS3113-8-4P
073091 1900 TO 2300 PSI 2cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +150°F 5.0 AMPS MIN. 1.0 AMP MAX. OUTPUT END: 1/2-20 UNF-3A
CONNECTOR END: BENDIX PYGMY NO. PC06-8-4S
072037 2300 TO 4000 PSI 2cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F 5.00±0.25 AMPS N/A NO. 18 AWG STRANDED COPPER WIRE INSULATED IAW MIL-DTL-16878/2 WITH TERMINAL LUG
OUTPUT END: 3/8-24 UNF-2A
074055 6500±2000 PSI 32cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F 10 MILLIJOULES 0.2 AMP MAX. FOR 1 MINUTE / BRIDGEWIRE 22 AWG SOLID COPPER PVC INSULATED WIRE
OUTPUT END: 7/16-20 UNF-2A
300078 N/A N/A -65°F TO +165°F 5.00±0.25 AMPS 1.0 AMP MAX. OUTPUT END: 7/16-20 UNF-3A
CONNECTOR END: BENDIX PYGMY NO. PC06-8-4S
005047 N/A N/A -65°F TO +155°F 8.0 AMP 2.0 AMPS MAX.FOR 60 SECONDS 24 AWG STRANDED INSULATED WIRE IAW MIL-W-16878/4
074064 N/A N/A N/A 2 TO 8 AMPS 200 ma SINGLE PIN / CASE GROUND
074065 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1A / 1W FOR 5 MINUTES MIN WIRE IAW M16878/2BHD5 WITH TERMINAL LUG
OUTPUT END: 3/8-24 UNF-2A
074125 N/A N/A +0°F TO +120°F STORAGE
-45°F TO +145°F OPERATING
0.6 AMP 0.2 AMP BLACK, TEFLON INSULATED, 18 AWG WIRE IAW MIL-W-16878, TYPE E WITH AMPHENOL CONNECTOR PART NO. 044-103-10002
OUTPUT END: 1/2-20 UNF-2A

 

Squibs
Part # Output
Pressure
Output
Volume
Temp  All
Fire 
No
Fire 
Interface
073033  600 TO 900 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -54°C (-65°F) TO +74°C (+165°F)  0.5 AMP MIN.  SEE DRAWING  CONNECTOR END: BENDIX PYGMY NO. PC06-8-4S
OUTPUT END: 7/16-20 UNF-3A MATES WITH AND10050-4 PORT 
072088 250 TO 500 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F  0.5 AMP MIN.  0.1 AMP MAX.  24 AWG SOLID COPPER WIRE 
071045  125 TO 200 PSIG 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F  0.5 AMP MIN.  0.1 AMP MAX.  24 AWG SOLID COPPER WIRE WITH INSULATION 
073054  INITIATOR ONLY  N/A -65°F TO +165°F  0.5 AMP MIN.  1A/1W MAX. FOR 5 MINUTES  24 AWG SOLID COPPER WIRE 
072115  INITIATOR ONLY N/A  -57°F TO +97°F  2.0 AMPS MIN.  1.00±.05 AMP FOR 1 MINUTE  24 AWG, SILVER PLATED CONDUCTOR, 19/36 STRANDED WIRE, WITH TEFLON INSULATION 
071023  500 TO 600 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F  0.5 AMP MIN.  0.1 AMP MAX.  24 AWG, TIN PLATED, SOLID COPPER WIRE, WITH INSULATION 
074026  125 TO 200 PSIG  10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F  0.5 AMP MIN.  0.1 AMP MAX.  24 AWG WIRE WITH INSULATION 
074099  6750±1350 PSI  0.86cc CLOSED VOLUME  N/A  3.5 AMPS MIN.  1 AMP FOR 5 MINUTES  CONNECTOR END: MS3126E106S OR EQUIVALENT
OUTPUT END: 1/2-20 UNF-3A 
072011 300 TO 425 PSI 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F 0.5 AMP MIN. 0.1 AMP MAX. 24 AWG, TIN PLATED, SOLID COPPER WIRE
071070 100 PSIG MIN. 10cc CLOSED VOLUME -65°F TO +165°F 0.5 AMP MIN. 0.1 TO 0.2 AMP MAX. 24 AWG, SOLID COPPER WIRE, WITH OR WITHOUT INSULATION