Hi-rel connector portfolio increases

Harwin has expanded the contact layout options of its Gecko-MT high-reliability connectors. There are six new contact arrangements that feature two to six power contacts and four to 24 signal contacts. These have a non-symmetrical structure, with the power contacts situated at one end and data contacts at the other. Power contacts have a 10A current rating, while signal contacts are rated for 2.8A (max).


Male and female connectors can be supplied in standard gender or reverse fix. There are front and rear panel mount options, plus board-mount fixings to reduce solder joint strain. In total, 72 extra Gecko-MT connector variants have been added.


Harwin’s head of product management, Ryan Smart, said: “Our Gecko-MT range is very popular with customers in the aviation, space and high-end industrial markets.”


Specifications include an operating temperature range of -65 to 150°C and 1,000 (min) mating cycle durability. Gecko-MT connectors are shipped from stock and samples are available.