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Multifunction connector supports LED apps

Posted: 01 Jun 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:connector system? battery connections? lighting?

Hirose Electric USA has developed a compact 2mm pitch, multifunctional connector system that provides wire-to-board, board-to-board joint and short-circuit sockets.

The DF59 Series connector is ideal for the LED market, including those applications that require a small connector such as battery connections, small DC motor drives and power supplies. The connector's low-mated height at 2.5mm and its overall size of 8 x 9mm is also ideal for bright lighting that is used in narrowly-mounted LEDs as its compact size prevents the appearance of shades.

Rick van Weezel, Hirose's vice president of sales and marketing, said the DF59 offers system designers ultimate flexibility. "The beauty of the system is that whichever plug is used, it mates with the same receptacle. This allows for a reduction in the number of components needed and simplified termination options," said Weezel. According to Hirose, the connector carries the company's unique "swing lock" design that utilizes positive and friction locks, giving wire-to-board type connections cable pull force resistance. The cable end of the plug is mated at a slight angle to engage more fully with the receptacle and the other end of the plug is pushed down to complete mating with an audible tactile click. The connector also provides stress-free contact for 0.5mm floating function in XYZ directions for greater flexibility during the installation process. DF59 has a 2mm pitch and is available in 2, 3 and 4 positions. It has a high current capacity of 3A (with AWG 22 cable) and high contact lance strength for wire-to-board type connections. It is also RoHS-compliant.

Hirose did not immediately disclose the price and the production schedule for the connector.

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