Harting is adding a number of new contact configurations to its D-Sub Combo family of mixed-contact subminiature PCB and cable connectors. The D-Sub Combo range combines standard D-Sub shells with a mixture of signal, coaxial, power and/or high-voltage contacts to provide custom connectors for a wide range of applications. The connectors are fully shielded to minimise EMI/RFI leakage.
Two of the new connector arrangements allow male and female contacts to be mixed in the same shell to provide a 100 per cent mating-proof feature, with the insulator shape preventing a 180-degree reversed mating.
All contacts are machined with two different types of plating, and first-mate/last-break contacts can be supplied for applications where 'hot plug-in' is required. Where connectors are to be fitted on a board alongside surface-mount components, they can be supplied in a version which is compatible with the PiHIR reflow solder assembly process.
PCB connectors are delivered fully loaded, resulting in very accurate positioning of the contacts in their cavities and facilitating easy and safe insertion of the pins into the PCB holes, which is something that is crucial for right-angled versions.
A complete range of accessories is offered, including a clinch nut, spacers, board locks and female screw locks, as well as a blind mate feature.