Electrical and electronic elements in electrical devices and systems we use wouldn’t be able to operate without proper connections. These can be made with the use of different types of cables, usually depending on the types of a signal transmitted. The quality of the connection is not only dependent on the cable, but also on the proper types of connectors. It is also worth remembering that the connector in the device must be compatible with the one placed on the cable. However, this is just a very basic thing – we should also remember about other issues, like the type and method of installation, size, and even resistance to unfavourable conditions. The electrical parameters of the connectors are equally important, and these include the maximum voltage and signal frequency. Depending on the application, it is also worth deciding whether we need protection against involuntary disconnection or, on the contrary, it should be easy to remove the cables and the connectors should be durable to withstand frequent disconnections. Therefore, it is very important to choose the right type of connectors, as it is a part of the process of designing devices or electrical systems.
One of the manufacturers that provide high-class connectors is Hirose from Japan. The company was established in 1937 and specialises in the production of this these type of components. This manufacturer follows the philosophy of being “one step forward,” which means constant development and broadening their the range of products to exceed the consumers’ expectations.
HR10 series from Hirose
You can purchase circular HR10 connectors from Hirose at TME. These are popular solutions that are widely applied in small and portable devices, thanks to the compact size of these connectors . They are an ideal solution which can be used for connecting many different electronic modules together. HR10 are available in three types – soldered, crimped on the cable, or mounted straight onto the PCB. They have a durable and fast push-pull locking system. HR10 is also designed, to protect the device from an incorrect connection. The HR10 connectors come in configurations with different numbers of signal pins, from 4 up to 20. The contacts appear in 3 versions – tinned, silver- and gold-plated. The connectors can withstand currents of up to 2A, and their maximum voltage can be as high as 300V AC or 200V DC.
HR30 series connectors from Hirose
Another noteworthy series from Hirose is HR30. It consist of lightweight, miniature signal connectors, designed to work in difficult conditions, even outdoors. HR30 are available in 3 variants – crimped, soldered onto a cable or mounted straight onto a PCB. Products are waterproof, and advanced locking system ensures proper sealing of the connection. The user-friendly push-pull locking mechanism securely locks the mated connectors, which is confirmed by an audible click. The HR30 connectors have 3 to 12 pins, with rated voltage of 30V – 300V AC or 42V – 140V DC, and rated current of 2A or 5A.
Of course, the Hirose range of products doesn’t end here. The Japanese manufacturer offers a wide range of signal connectors, coaxial connectors, connectors for data transfer, and many more components which are available from our catalogue. Additional elements include crimping tools for cable terminals from Hirose, perfectly adjusted to work with connectors from this manufacturer.