Simplifying assemblies with SMT wire-to-board connector

05-12-2023 | Hirose | Industrial

Hirose has extended its low-profile DF51K wire-to-board connector series to include an SMT version. Compatible with automated assembly processes, including pick-and-place machines, the series simplifies the assembly process and saves considerable manufacturing time and cost.

The compact SMT connector provides a centre lock design to offer high-density mounting on the PCB. The centre lock design also stops damage during cable assembly and ensures secure mating. The user-friendly positive lock provides a clear tactile click and secures a reliable connection. It also permits users to recognise reverse mating and stops mechanical interference.

Supporting up to 3A, the 2mm pitch series is designed for various products, including industrial machinery, medical equipment, office equipment, robotics, smart meters, and more.

Part of the SignalBee connector family, the series is offered in many options, including straight/right-angle, SMT/THT, single/double row, and gold/tin plating versions.

“SMT connectors offer many advantages compared to THT versions, such as size and weight savings, higher mounting density, automated assembly compatibility, and more. The DF51K SMT connector, with its centre lock design, enables side-by-side mounting and easy operation,” said Pete Lais, assistant vice president of Product Management for Hirose Electric Americas.

The series wire-to-board power connector has a 650V AC/DC rated voltage and an operating temperature of -55C to +105C.

By Seb Springall