Connector combines high vibration and heat resistance in a space-saving design

03-04-2020 | Hirose | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Hirose has developed a low-profile waterproof wire-to-wire connector for demanding agricultural, automotive and construction vehicles. Rated to IP67/IP69K, the 2.2mm pitch ZE064W Series is resistant to temperatures up to 125C.

A double-layer spring, three-point contact design provides highly reliable connectivity in high vibration and shock conditions regularly found in off-highway and transportation applications. A contact retainer stops incomplete mating and gives a pull force strength of 50N. Mating keys prevent mismating when employing multiple connectors.

The connector series gives heat resistance performance up to 125C providing stable contact resistance for up to 3000 cycles, satisfying engine compartment heat resistance demands.

Rated to 5A @250 VAC, the connector is intended for an extensive range of automotive applications comprising automotive converter, inverter, battery, on-board charger, ECU and more. Further to vehicle applications, the series is valuable in industrial equipment.

“The space-saving ZE064W Series power connector maintains high electrical conductivity in severe environments. The connector is designed for long-term operation even when subjected to fluids, high heat, shock, vibration and more,’’ said Bill Kysiak, product marketing manager for Hirose Electric USA.

The series functions in environments from -40C up to 125C, has a rated voltage of 250VAC.

By Natasha Shek