Reliable Board-Level Connectors Offer High Current Capability for Use in Industrial Equipment
Hirose Electric supplies the DF60, a series of robust, high-power wire-to-board and wire-to-wire connectors which offer the high level of reliability needed for use in industrial equipment.
The DF60 range consists of cable-mount female crimp sockets and board-mount vertical, right-angle and panel-mount in-line male headers. The connectors can handle currents of up to 65A.
The low-profile plug and receptacle housings have a mated height of only 30mm when using the vertical header.
The robust lock provides a positive tactile sensation and an audible click when mated. This confirms the connector is fully engaged, guaranteeing complete electrical and mechanical connection. The lock is on the centre of the housing to avoid uneven locking and cable entanglement, a common problem with side locks.
In addition, multiple connectors can be mounted closer together side-by-side. The cable-mount female socket housing uses crimp contacts which provide five independent points of contact. Two of the contact points are fixed in the upper section. The other three in the lower section are spring-based, allowing movement to follow the flat structure of the male contact during the mating operation. This provides high contact reliability, secure connection and strong resistance against vibration.
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