Portsmouth, U.K.: Harwin’s new Gecko high-reliability connector family, based on a 1.25mm pitch, is designed to offer high performance in a miniature package. The 1.25mm pin spacing of the low-profile G125 series saves 35% more space over other high-performance connectors, such as Micro-D.
Gecko connectors are rated to handle 2A per contact. The G125 family’s operating temperature ranges from -65 to +150°C, and it maintains its high performance under extreme vibration (Z axis 100g 6m/s). Those capabilities are made possible by Harwin’s four-finger Copper Alloy contact.
Each connector incorporates up to 50 contacts. Dual-row cable-to-board and board-to-board configurations are available. Other features include polarisation points that prevent mis-mating, easy identification of the number 1 position for fast visual inspection, and optional latches that allow for simple and fast de-latching that requires no special tooling.