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Straight D-Sub connectors

November 9, 2012
By Alison Dunn

HARTING has launched new straight D-Sub SMT connectors to complement its angled D-Sub SMT portfolio. These straight D-Sub SMT connectors are distinguished by a design that ensures outstanding dependability and optimal processing characteristics. Their design also enables surface mounting, simplifying PCB assembly significantly and broadening the range of applications for this type of board connector. One hundred per cent co-planarity is achieved by using stamped contacts and a specially designed insulator. This robust solution is capable of withstanding all normal handling processes.
Two variants are available – one for standard applications with flat, solderable pads to withstand plug-in and withdrawal forces and another for more demanding requirements with a solderable assembly pin in addition to the flat pads. The black insulator, which is designed for improved camera detection, includes two positioning pegs for superior pick and place process reliability. Also included is a large removable cover for a 10 mm vacuum pipette. All connectors are available with 9-37 contacts and are supplied with the option of M3 and 4-40 UNC threaded inserts and fixed female screw locks.?Performance Levels 2 and 3 are standard. PL1 can be delivered upon request.?In addition to 140-piece reels suitable for automatic assembly, these connectors can be delivered in other special packaging to suit customer requirements.

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