Rugged DIN 41612 connectors offer space-saving benefits
Published: 2 February 2015 - Marianne Evans
HARTING is now offering its established DIN 41612 male connectors in Type 3Q and 3R shell styles to provide space-saving benefits in applications involving high-density circuit boards using smaller components.
The density of the electronics on modern PCBs is steadily increasing, while both circuit boards and components are becoming smaller. This trend is driving the need to use smaller connectors, and so all male HARTING connectors are now available with or without flanges. The male connectors without flanges offer particular space-saving benefits - although they are just as robust as existing devices in the full and half sizes.
The new male connectors in styles 3Q and 3R are particularly suited to use in mezzanine and cable to circuit-board applications, along with type 3B and 3C female connectors.
The connectors retain the proven robustness of the DIN 41612 connector preferred by many users. They are available for soldering technology, SMC (surface-mount-compatible) technology, or press-in technology. The connectors each offer 20 or 30 contacts in a compact 2.54 mm grid space, and can handle currents of up to 2 A per contact.
The DIN 41612 connectors are tested in accordance with IEC 60603-2. The versions made of high-temperature material (SMC) are particularly suitable for processing in the reflow soldering process. In addition to the standard versions, HARTING offers customised loading configurations.