Simi Valley, Calif. — Hirose has extended its DF62 Series of slim in-line connectors with the introduction of two new versions with unique plug/socket shapes. The enhanced DF62 Series of wire-to-wire connectors feature a pin layout arranged in a 2.2- x 2-mm grid pattern reducing the diagonal diameter by 50 percent, which makes it well suited for space-constrained applications. Using a highly reliable two-point contact design, the DF62 Series delivers ruggedized connectivity that is resistant to shock and vibration, said Hirose.
The DF62 Series connectors offer a slim, low profile interconnect with an advanced lock protection system. With a locking strength of 50N, the simple and secure lock structure provides two indicators that the lock is complete – a tactile click and a visual confirmation of the socket lock through the plug window. The expanded DF62 Series now includes a protected or guarded socket version that prevents accidental pressing of the latch and unmating during wiring (DF62C), and a panel mount plug version (DF62P).
The DF62 Series features a current rating of up to 3A, a voltage rating of 250V AC/DC and is Halogen-free as defined by IEC61249-2-21. Contact resistance is a maximum of 30 mΩ, and the durability guarantee is assured for up to 30 full insertion/withdrawal cycles. Pin counts are available in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, and now 24 positions. The operating temperature range is -35°C to +105°C. These connectors can be used in servo amp, LED lighting, robotic machinery, consumer appliance, portable medical devices, and office equipment/machine applications.