Latest option for Datamate means more space between PCBs

A further option has been added to the Datamate high-reliability connector range by Harwin. The female connector complements the Datamate J-Tek connector range which is fitted with jackscrews for secure mounting. It provides a 7.3mm board-to-board height when mated, to result in “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.

Harwin claims the connector – along with all other Datamate connectors – is claimed to deliver industry-leading temperature, vibration and shock resilience. This contributes to providing reliable long-term operation even when located in the most demanding environments, said the company, as well as support for safety-critical applications. The board mount jackscrews give strain relief for the solder terminations, and the design also includes guideposts to help with mating.

The extended height Datamate connectors will be relevant to engineers developing 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.

For over 70 years, Harwin has been supplying engineers with connectors to meet the most demanding specifications. Its interconnect portfolio of hi-rel products are designed for high performance applications, in the harshest operating environments, or within the tightest of spaces.

The company’s products are used in space, avionics, defence, robotics, oil/gas, healthcare, and motorsport, plus industrial drives, factory automation systems, unmanned vehicles, smart agriculture and electric vehicle battery management.

Engineered and manufactured at Harwin’s production facility in Portsmouth, England; Gecko, Datamate, Mix-Tek, M300, Archer Kontrol industrial connectors, and the 60A-rated high-current Kona product lines are quality-assured and complimented by EMI/RFI shielding cans, and a comprehensive range of board level hardware including spacers, spring contacts, cable clips, and jumper links.

They are available from a network of distributors and specialist local partners, and supported by Harwin’s own worldwide aftersales team.

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