IDC cable connector offers self-assembly for custom cables

Options for custom cable assemblies have been expanded with the addition of individual cable connectors to the har-flex connector family.

The self-assembly connectors offer customers a higher degree of flexibility and versatility in the connection of PCBs using custom-length cable assemblies, says Harting. They are designed for flexible solutions and short response times, particularly when prototypes are required during the development phase.

The new 1.27mm pitch connectors are equipped with the IDC (insulation displacement connection) termination technology. This makes electrical contact via insulation displacement contacts that cut through the jacket of the ribbon cable and establish a secure, gas-tight connection.

Grooves in the insulating moulding, guide the ribbon cable through the cable duct. As a result, the individual stranded wires of the ribbon cable always contact the correct insulation displacement terminal. The connectors are designed for use with 30AWG ribbon cable.

The company also offers associated assembly tooling using a baseplate designed for use with a conventional hand bench press and flat rock tool. The baseplate ensures reliable cable guidance and support for the connector during the assembly process.

Optional mountable strain-relief components and robustly designed locking levers protect and secure the mated electrical connection of the cable connector against vibration and other mechanical stresses during operation, says the company. This ensures that the high demands of an industrial-strength, miniaturised connection are fully met.


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