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Durable board-to-board connector

29 May 2019 Interconnection

Hirose Electric has developed a high contact reliability connector with a -40°C to 140°C operating temperature that maintains high performance in vibration environments, including on-board powertrain.

While the shift to hybrid cars and EVs (electric vehicle) is gaining momentum worldwide, the motors and inverters used in these eco-cars are always subject to problems of heat generation and vibration. In addition, the lifespan of a car, which used to be 10 years and 100 000 kilometres, is increasing rapidly, so vehicles need to be able to be operated safely for a long period of time. Therefore, automotive connectors must also be tough enough to withstand the high heat and vibration conditions of powertrains for long time spans.

The market needs of heat resistance and vibration resistance were used as criteria for Hirose’s development of the FX26 series. A unique floating structure solves the problem of contact failure caused by vibration. With a low height and 1 mm pitch, the connector can meet the requirements of powertrain control systems for existing electric and hybrid vehicles.

For more information contact Nelina Brand, Otto Marketing, +27 12 803 7373, nelina@ottomarketing.co.za



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