Powell Electronics stocks Harwin’s Gecko-MT connectors 

Harwin’s range of Gecko-MT 1.25mm pitch mixed layout connectors is in stock at Powell Electronics. The Gecko-MT connectors are claimed to be the smallest and lightest mixed layout connectors currently available for high performance applications where size, weight and power matter most, e.g. aerospace, defence and motorsports. The connectors are offered with two or four power contacts and eight signal contacts, with 10A and 2A per contact for each type, and a 1.25mm signal pin pitch to minimise size and weight.

Able to operate at extreme temperatures (from 65 to +150 degrees C), Gecko-MT connectors offer 1000 mating cycles of durability, a four-finger patented contact design that maintains electrical contact through high vibration (up to 20G for six hours) and shock (up to 100G for 6ms) and stainless steel locking screws to secure the connection. The components provide up to 50 contacts per connector and are available in a wide array of configurations. The connectors also meet NASA and ESA outgassing requirements for use in space. 

Cable housings are compatible with Gecko backshells, and PCB connectors are offered in vertical or right-angled versions. Lightweight metal hoods are available for additional cable protection and shielding from RFI.

Powell Electronics is a specialist at high reliability, harsh environment connector design, manufacturing and supply chain. In the USA, Powell has 70,000 square feet of connector manufacturing capabilities at its Swedesboro, New Jersey facility, which is certified to ISO9001 and AS9100. Powell offers automated engineering solutions and connector ODM services. The company is an authorised, QPL’ed distributor for over 50 military specifications and is ISO9120 certified. 

In Europe, Powell Electronics operates from headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and other European locations, employing technical staff to support design-in activities and signing new franchise agreements with Glenair, Harwin, Amphenol Aerospace, Quell, AB Connectors, Lemo, Conesys and Positronic to address the broad range of demanding connector applications with products that range from miniature PCB-mount devices to high voltage, high current hi-rel solutions.


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