Hi-Rel connectors deliver greater PCB spacing

28-07-2022 | Harwin | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Harwin now presents another option in its Datamate series of high-reliability (Hi-Rel) connectors to support the complete breadth of customer applications.

Complementing the existing Datamate J-Tek connector range (fitted with jackscrews for secure mounting) with a 7.3mm board-to-board height when mated, the new female connector provides a notably larger 17.15mm connection height. More space between PCBs allows designers to employ larger board-mounted components or cabling options.

These new connectors offer industry-leading temperature, vibration, and shock resilience, as do all products in the portfolio. They provide reliable long-term operation even when situated in the most demanding environments and support safety-critical applications. Also, the board mount jackscrews provide strain relief for the solder terminations, and guideposts assist with mating.

The extended height connectors will assist engineers in producing high-end industrial, defence systems, aerospace, and heavy-duty portable equipment. They are offered in double-row layouts of 10, 20, or 30 contact versions and are compatible with the current through-board male connectors. All mating contact surfaces are supplied in gold, and terminations are gold or tin.

“Feedback from our client base has shown that there are times when a greater board separation is necessary,” says Ryan Smart, head of product marketing at Harwin. “These new extended profiles of Datamate connectors offer the stacking heights needed for such applications while maintaining high degrees of mechanical robustness and reliability.”

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