Harwin Hi-Rel connectors deliver improved board-to-board spacing

Harwin has added another option to its Datamate series of high-reliability (Hi-Rel) connectors.

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 gives a significantly larger 17.15mm connection height.

Providing more space between PCBs allows designers the flexibility to use larger board-mounted components or cabling options.

Like all products in the Datamate portfolio, these new connectors deliver temperature, vibration, and shock resilience. As a result, they provide reliable long-term operation even when located in the most demanding environments and support safety-critical applications. In addition, the board mount jackscrews give strain relief for the solder terminations, and guideposts help with mating.

The extended height Datamate connectors will benefit engineers developing high-end industrial, aerospace, defence systems, and heavy-duty portable equipment. They are available in double-row layouts of 10, 20, or 30 contact versions and are compatible with the existing through-board male connectors.

All mating contact surfaces are finished in gold, and terminations are either gold or tin.