This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire-to-board connector merchandise for industrial, datacom, telecom, army, aerospace, shopper electronics, and medical purposes.
Wire-to-Board Connector Merchandise
Amphenol ICC‘s Minitek® Pwr Connector System provides a complete vary of versatile interconnect options for energy purposes. The system is obtainable in wire-to-board and wire-to-wire configurations with 2.50mm, three.00mm, four.20mm, and 5.70mm pitches, fully-polarized, scoop-proof housings, low-insertion-force mating for improved sturdiness, and a constructive locking mechanism with thumb latch operation. Further choices embrace a dual-row blind mate interface with vertical and through-hole terminations, Minitek Pwr Excessive-Present Connectors, and Minitek Pwr Hybrid Connectors, which help energy and sign purposes with a versatile, modular design. One answer within the vary, the Minitek Pwr three.Zero Excessive-Present Connector (pictured), is obtainable in single- and dual-row variations rated for as much as 12A per contact, 250Vrms, 20–16AWG, 100 mating cycles, and working temperatures extending from -40°C to +105°C. Preferrred to be used in high-current, power-dense purposes within the telecom, datacom, medical, army, and shopper electronics industries, together with 1U rack, generic telecom, and WiMax bins, interface converters, rack-mounted and blade servers, computer systems, family home equipment, defibrillators, ultrasound gear, affected person screens, hospital beds, chemical detection methods, and radar techniques, the collection options absolutely polarized housings, remoted terminals, excessive retention drive, constructive locking with thumb latch operation, interchangeable hand crimping and terminal extraction instruments, glow wire compatibility, and compliance with UL94 V-Zero, RoHS, and lead-free necessities.
AVX Company’s 9176-800 Collection low-profile insulation displacement connectors (IDCs) scale back the Z-axis peak of the next-lowest-profile insulated IDC connector, the 9176-400 Collection, by 1mm, scale back the entire general quantity of the Normal 00-9176 Collection IDCs by greater than 50%, and are the primary industrial IDCs obtainable in a 2.55mm profile. Designed to attach discrete 22–26AWG strong and stranded wires and leaded elements to PCBs, or to attach PCBs collectively in a daisy chain configuration, the IDCs can be found in a single to 4 positions in every wire gauge and ship high-reliability energy and sign connections in space-constrained, harsh-environment industrial, medical, and transportation purposes. They’re rated for 300V, four–6A, and working temperatures spanning -40°C to +125°C, have redundant, fatigue-resistant phosphor bronze contacts that obtain gas-tight, cold-welded wire connections suitable with potting and overmolding encapsulation processes, allow easy, single-step termination, and are suitable with automated pick-and-place meeting.
TE Connectivity’s Common MATE-N-LOK Connectors can be found in wire-to-board, wire-to-wire, and wire-to-panel configurations rated for 30–10 AWG wire and as much as 600VAC/DC and 19A. The collection options intermixed mixtures of pins and sockets within the plug and cap housings to realize wonderful electrical efficiency in a 6.35mm-pitch (Zero.250”-pitch) design along with constructive polarization, constructive locking, rear cavity identification for straightforward, error-resistant meeting, and detachable tin- or gold-plated contacts for system flexibility. Further choices embrace round, flanged, bulkhead, sealed, and coloured housings in numerous supplies for broad suitability in purposes together with home equipment, lighting techniques, HVAC gear, and low energy and sign purposes. The collection presents 2–10 inline positions, 2–15 wire-to-board positions, 1–15 wire-to-wire positions, and 6, 9, 12, or 15 matrix positions, in addition to Business MATE-N-LOK variants, which have a 5.08mm (Zero.200”) pitch and are rated for 250VAC/DC and 19A, and glow-wire-compatible variants that meet UL94 V-Zero and IEC 60335-1 fifth version necessities.
Newark, An Avnet Firmshares the Spot-On Wire-to-Board (WTB) Connector System from Molex — the business’s first surface-mount WTB connector system suitable with potting supplies. Perfect to be used in residence home equipment that require safety towards water ingress and sign interference, together with air conditioners, microwaves, fridges, stoves, bathe bogs, water heaters, washers, and dryers, the Spot-On Collection supplies improved course of capabilities and mechanical reliability at a decrease processing value than through-hole connectors. Options embrace middle PCB nails that take in the stress brought on by the thermal enlargement and contraction of potting supplies to guard the SMT solder joints, inside constructive locking mechanisms that save area and stop each latch breakage and wire tangling, absolutely polarized and color-coded receptacle housings that guarantee foolproof mating, excessive profile plug housings that forestall potting supplies from leeching into the housing, TPA retainers that facilitate the safe insertion of crimped terminals, and SMT mounting tails that facilitate automated meeting and scale back guide labor processes. The collection presents single- and dual-row options with UL94 V-Zero headers, housings, and retainers, and tin-plated copper alloy contacts on a 1.5mm or 2mm pitch. Options with a 1.5mm pitch settle for 24–28AWG wire and are rated for as much as 100V and 2A, options with a 2.0mm pitch settle for 26–22AWG wire and are rated for as much as 250V and 3A, and each 1.5mm- and a couple of.0mm-pitch options permit for a most potting peak of 5.0mm and are rated for as much as 30 mating cycles in working temperatures extending from -40°C to 105°C.
Smiths Interconnect‘s MHD Collection high-density PCB connectors for business aerospace, area, and protection purposes together with avionics, engine, energy distribution, and radar methods exhibit rugged resistance to excessive shock and vibration and are ESA certified to ESCC 3401/065. They’re obtainable in wire-to-board and board-to-board configurations with rugged metallic shells that assist get rid of contact fretting, scale back put on charges, and keep away from system failure and downtime and with as much as 400 combined sign, energy, and coaxial contacts that allow improved flexibility and broad software suitability. The collection employs confirmed Hypertac® hyperboloid contact know-how to ship unrivalled efficiency when it comes to reliability, sturdiness, contact pressure, and call resistance and is rated for 3A sign, 15An influence, 200V operation, 5,00Zero mating cycles, and working temperatures extending from -55°C to +125°C. Further options embrace an aluminum alloy body, UL94 V-Zero insulators, gold-over-nickel-plated copper alloy contacts, 1.0mm or 2.00 pitches, nickel-plated brass or chrome steel guides, and 4 termination types: straight and 90° through-board solder, surface-mount, and surface-mount straddle.
Phoenix Contact’s Levered Energy Combicon (LPC) PCB Connectors are the primary lever-actuated PCB connectors to supply a 7.62mm pitch. That includes as much as 4 energy and 4 sign connections in a single PCB terminal block and lever-style actuators that allow fast, straightforward, and intuitive tool-free termination and launch, the collection provides area, value, and time financial savings in a broad vary of commercial, telecommunications, automation, measurement and management, drive know-how, and transportation purposes, together with servo drives and frequency inverters. It additionally options touch-proof mating headers per IEC/UL 61800-5-1 for improved security and its push-in functionality is suitable with each strong and ferruled wires.
Radiall provides a complete vary of rack and panel connectors for army, aerospace, industrial, medical, area, telecom, and check and measurement purposes. Options embrace the NSX Collection ARINC 600 Connectors, which allow the widest vary of mix-and-match options, together with a receptacle that gives as much as 20% value saving and 10% weight financial savings with out compromising on reliability or efficiency; the DSX Collection ARINC 404/SAE AS 81659 Connectors — a confirmed answer utilized in most main civil and army avionics and obtainable in a number of variations; the EPX™ Collection EN 4644 Connectors, which function a modular, light-weight, and high-density shell that can be utilized on standalone PCB structure; and the MPX Collection EN3682/MIL-DTL-83527 Connectors — a ruggedized model of the ARINC 600 options that mixes a strong, high-density development with excessive conductivity corrosion resistance, and enhanced sealing.
ACES North America developed a wire-to-board (WTB) insulation displacement contact (IDC) connector for sensible meters. Designed to offer greater reliability efficiency than crimp-type wire-to-board connectors whereas nonetheless working inside value constraints, the 51308 and 51309 Collection IDC connectors ship high-reliability energy and sign transmission in a subminiature type issue splendid to be used in high-density purposes. The WTB IDC answer permits the distinctive single-row contact to be simply inserted into the housing, has a constructive locking mechanism with each audible and tactile affirmation of correct mating, and doesn’t require any devoted instruments for termination. Autonomous manufacturing processes assist hold prices low and lead-times brief and reliability testing reviews can be found upon request.
Samtec’s rugged, micro-pitch SFSS and SFSD single- and dual-row discrete wire cable assemblies function confirmed Tiger Eye™ contacts on a 1.27mm-pitch and obtain sturdy, high-reliability connections in industrial, army, aerospace, medical, telecom, and datacom purposes starting from industrial automation gear to computer systems and peripherals. The collection’ heat-treated, three-finger beryllium copper (BeCu) contacts have clean, flat mating surfaces and supply superior spring properties, low contact resistance, and prolonged plating lifetimes in even high-cycle purposes. Each collection even have shrouded, polarized, and keyed connectors obtainable with as much as 100 I/Os and suitable with 28 and 30AWG wire. Further choices embrace retention latches that improve unmating drive by 5–10 occasions relying on the pin rely, elective screw-downs, PVC or high-temperature Teflon cable, and numerous wiring choices to maximise design flexibility. Each collection can be found as both elements or full assemblies, though the latter is far more widespread, and hand instruments and software tooling are additionally out there.
Cinch Connectivity Options’ Dura-Con™ household gives a variety of rugged, high-performance, microminiature connector options for wire-to-board, wire-to-panel, and wire-to-wire connections in space- and weight-constrained army, aerospace, industrial, and medical purposes together with munitions and avionics techniques, downhole oil and fuel gear, check gear, and miniaturized knowledge processing gear that requires shorter sign paths. The guts of the household — which is obtainable in Micro-D, Microedge, and Strip subseries — is the Dura-Con twist pin contact, which is comprised of seven wires wrapped round a three-wire core, compressed to extend the diameter and obtain seven factors of socket contact, and constructed to take care of electrical conduction between pins and machined sockets in even high-shock and -vibration environments. Dura-Con Micro-D connectors are designed and examined to the MIL-DTL-83513 specification, can be found in high-temperature, airtight, business, mil-spec, and expanded beam fiber optic variants, and are some of the extensively used 1.27mm-pitch (Zero.05”-pitch) connectors available on the market. Dura-Con Microedge micro rectangular card-edge connectors are designed and examined to MIL-C-55302 necessities and supply a number of termination choices, and Dura-Con Strip micro rectangular connectors are extraordinarily skinny and light-weight.
Heilind Electronics shares TE Connectivity’s Miniature SlimSeal Connectors, which give space-saving, IP67-rated dust- and waterproof connections ultimate to be used in harsh-environment wire-to-board and wire-to-wire purposes uncovered to excessive humidity, together with outside lighting, digital signage, parking garages, public transport stations, business refrigeration lighting, kitchen home equipment, HVAC and safety gear, communications methods, and trailer lighting. The collection is out there in two- and three-position configurations with UL94 V-Zero LCP housings and tin-plated copper alloy contacts and options strong press-to-release spring latches that forestall unintentional unmating, preassembled rubber seals that scale back meeting time, and 4 housing colours that allow straightforward identification and meeting. It’s rated for 22–18AWG, three–5A relying on AWG, a most of 250VAC working voltage in wire-to-board configurations and a most of 400VAC in wire-to-wire configurations, 30-cycle sturdiness, and working temperatures extending from -40°C to +105°C.
JAE’s FI-R Collection Connectors for high-speed inner serial transmission are designed to offer straightforward mating, sturdiness, and adaptability, and are perfect for LVDS, HDMI, and PCIe purposes within the datacom, medical, and shopper electronics markets. They’ve a compact design with a Zero.5mm pitch, a low three.8mm connector peak, and a mechanical lock to stop mismating and unintentional unmating, and can be found with 21, 31, 41, or 51 positions. Plugs have tin-plated copper alloy shells with giant mating guides to help fast, straightforward, and correct mating, in addition to heat-resistant plastic insulators, chrome steel lock springs, and gold-plated phosphor bronze contacts which are rated for a most of Zero.7A every and have tin plating within the terminal space. They’re designed to allow 36–30AWG discrete wire crimping or 40AWG fantastic coaxial wire soldering for broad software suitability. Receptacles have chrome steel shells with solder hold-downs for robust PCB retention, heat-resistant plastic insulators, and gold-plated copper alloy contacts which are rated for a most of Zero.8A every and have tin plating within the SMT terminal space. Additionally they have optionally available shells, straight and right-angle orientations, and a standard footprint. The collection is rated for 500VACrms dielectric withstanding voltage, a minimal of 100MΩ insulation resistance, a most of 40mΩ contact resistance, and working temperatures extending from -40°C to +80°C, and is acknowledged as a VESA commonplace connector for the LCD TV interface.
I-PEX Connectors presents a variety of micro-coaxial connectors and cable assemblies designed to offer high-data-rate sign switch over lengthy distances. Options help switch speeds as much as 100Gb/s (25Gb/s per line) and supply compatibility with requirements together with USB three.1 Gen 2, PCIe 2.Zero, three.Zero, and four.Zero, eDP HBR2 and three, SATA three.Zero, HDMI 2.Zero, Thunderbolt 1, 2, and three, and IEEE 100GbE. Cables within the micro-coaxial product portfolio have middle conductors, dielectric cores, and outer conductors which are appropriate for matching, stabilized at a selected impedance to realize low return loss, and shielded to assist scale back exterior noise and/or crosstalk between sign strains. Connectors within the micro-coaxial product portfolio can be found in horizontal, right-angle, and vertical mating configurations with Zero.25mm, Zero.3mm, Zero.4mm, and Zero.5mm pitches, have a metallic EMI defend that goes over the whole connector to offer interference safety, which grows ever extra important as knowledge charges climb, and have locking mechanisms to make sure secured connections and stop unintentional disconnection. To create full harness assemblies, customers merely align prepped cables (i.e., cable sub-assemblies) to the plug housing, solder the middle conductor of the cable to the plug contact, place the lock, and solder the bottom bar and shell. Because the floor bar is carried out with all cable outer conductors, it’s attainable to conduct the complete connector system (i.e., each the plug and receptacle) and obtain good grounding traits by merely soldering a number of factors between the bottom bar and shell. Micro-coaxial cable assemblies may be made with totally different cable diameters, can handle each sign switch and energy provide wants with a mix of micro-coaxial cables and discrete cables, and may embrace floor fingers/tabs on the bottom bar for direct plug attachments. These versatile assemblies are perfect for use in space-constrained electronics units together with pocket book PCs, shifting cameras on drones, and different gear that comes with Wi-Fi, GPS, and LTE capabilities.