A new high-reliability connector family based on a 1.25mm pitch has been released by Harwin. The company’s new ‘Gecko’ range includes the low profile G125 series connector that are designed to offer high performance in a very small package.

As they feature just 1.25mm pin spacing this is said to result in a 35 percent space saving over other high-performance connectors. 

The connectors are rated to handle 2A per contact and are  tested to allow high performance in extreme conditions, as a result the family of devices can operate within a wide temperature range (-65 to 150degC) and under extreme vibration (Z axis 100g 6m/s). This high performance is enabled by the company’s four-finger patented Copper Alloy contact.

Each device has up to 50 contacts per connector and is available in dual row cable-to-board and board-to-board configurations. The new family of connectors include other features such as polarisation points that prevent mis-mating, easy identification of the No 1 position for fast visual inspection and optional latches that allow simple and fast de-latching that requires no special tooling. Cable connectors feature a rear potting wall adding an extra level of strain relief

The company’s G125 Connectors are manufactured to withstand high numbers of mating cycles but also feature low insertion and extraction forces. Mouldings are manufactured from RoHS-compliant, environmentally friendly materials, eliminating harmful chemicals even before they are added to restricted substances lists.

Pre-assembled cable configurations are available in a variety of layouts featuring male and female single and double ended in a variety of standard lengths.  Connectors are packaged in tape and reel format.