A compact DIN 41612 type 3C crimp female cable connector has been released by Harting for use with smaller printed circuit boards or sub-assemblies. The device has three possible outlet ports, which can be opened up by breaking through the external walls as the design requires.
The locking levers are pre-injection moulded, so that subsequent assembly is not necessary. This design can reduce the number of individual components so is ideal for space constrained environments.
The crimp contacts are available on reels of 500 or 5000 contacts for series production and as individual contacts for repair purposes. Crimping can be carried out with a hand crimping tool, a semi-automatic device or a fully automatic device, depending on the unit volume and level of automation.
Strain relief is ensured by a cable tie which protects the cable and attaches it directly to the housing. Straight and right-angled male connectors, which snap into the shell housing, are also available as mating plugs.