Harwin adds female contact for Datamate connectors

Harwin has introduced a female contact for its Datamate connectors that enables significant increases in power delivery levels to be realised.

The T-Contact’s proprietary, six-finger design is machined from a single piece of beryllium copper. The contact raises the current capacity on compact 2mm pitch interconnection systems, with up to 8.5A per contact being supported. As a result, it further improves the size, weight and power (SWaP) parameters of the Datamate connector family, says Harwin and also addresses the growing need for engineers to increase power in modern, space-constrained designs.

The patented design employed in these components presents more contact points, enhancing their resilience to shock (100G) and vibrational forces (40G for six hours; two hours on each axis). The crimp barrels accept 22AWG wire and comply with IPC-A-620 cable harnessing specifications.

The contacts are also gold-plated in order to maintain reliable performance even in the most demanding of application environments, says Hawin, and allowing US military requirements to be met. It also means that a far greater number of mating cycles (up to 1,000) can be undertaken, extending the operation lifespan of connectors into which they are incorporated. Their operational temperature range spans from -55 to +125 degree C.

The T-Contact exhibits 60 per cent greater contact wipe compared to existing Datamate contacts – which improves the self-cleaning action and reduces the possibility of surface contamination arising.

Harwin also supplies a variety of dual-row housings with different jackscrews which are available direct from stock in a broad range of different sizes, from four to 50 position options.

 Target applications for the T-Contact are defence, avionics (control systems, radar, UAVs), motorsport (navigation systems, sensors, telemetry equipment), industrial automation (drives/controls, robotics, motion control systems) and satellites.

Harwin produces high reliability interconnect solutions that can deal with the most exacting of application demands – serving the defence, aerospace, space, industrial, oil/gas and motorsport sectors. Harwin’s global reach enables it to respond rapidly to customer needs, with sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the UK, the USA, Germany, France and Singapore.

http://www.harwin.com 

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