Harting is launching a DIN 41612 type 2C/2R crimp female connector with a shell housing. Tested according to IEC 60603-2, the connector can be populated with up to 48 contacts. Because of its space-saving half size, the connector is suitable for use with compact PCBs or assemblies.
Special consideration has been given in the design to incorporate features that simplify the cable assembly process. For example, the hood features three different cable entry options with predetermined breaking points.
In addition, the locking levers are moulded into the top half of the shell housing, which avoids the need to fit separate levers. The premoulded design offers the further benefit of fewer components, thereby reducing the risk of lost parts.
Secure and reliable strain relief is realised with a cable tie that fixes the cable to the shell housing.
The compatible crimp contacts are available on reels with 500 or 5000 for series production or as single contacts for repair and maintenance. The appropriate crimp tools are available as a hand tool, a semi-automatic or a fully automatic tool, depending upon the quantities and degrees of automation required.
Harting's new DIN 41612 type 2C/2R crimp female connector mates with straight or angled male connectors, as well as with shrouds. The shell housing or the female connector can be fastened with screws or locking levers. The company says the new connector exhibits the same robustness as the full-sized models in the range.