Vibration resistant wire-to-board connector features space-saving design

18-10-2019 | Hirose | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Hirose has launched a low-profile wire-to-board connector for high heat and high vibration applications incorporating automotive, off-highway and transportation. Combining a space-saving design with high heat resistance up to 125C, the 2mm pitch ZE05 Series connector sustains high electrical conductivity even in demanding heat environments. A double spring, three-point contact design with minimal clearance ensures a consistent, highly reliable connection in high vibration conditions.

Rated to 5A @250VAC, the mono-pole power connector is intended for a broad range of applications including automotive converter, inverter, battery, on-board charger, ECU and more.

Using more cost-effective tin-plating, the connectors offer a stable contact resistance for up to 3000 cycles. A contact retainer stops incomplete connection and provides a pull force of 40N.

The automotive connector is offered in several variations, including straight and right angle to offer design flexibility.

"The space-saving ZE05 Series connector delivers long-term reliability in high heat and vibration environments. Using tin-plating instead of gold, the ZE05 provides a cost-effective solution that meets automotive requirements," said Bill Kysiak, Product Marketing Manager for Hirose Electric USA.

The ZE05 Series operates in the environments from -40C up to 125C, has a rated voltage of 250VAC.

By Natasha Shek