Rugged connectors take the heat for automotive LED lighting

Rugged connectors take the heat for automotive LED lighting

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To support advanced automotive headlamps systems, ERNI Electronics' MiniBridge Koshiri Security connectors feature a unique housing design with distinctive guides that prevent mismating and protect exposed contact pins.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt

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Also known as “scoop proof”, the pin contacts are recessed sufficiently so they cannot be damaged (contact pins bent or contacts shorted) if the mating connector shell is “scooped” into it during the mating process. With an active latch, the single row IDC MiniBridge Koshiri connector family offers significantly higher mating integrity. It also offers a very high current density supporting up to 8 A per conductor in a dense 1.27 mm pitch interface in a high-temp 125 degree C package. The broad product offering includes female IDC wire connection and SMT PCB connectors to simplify design.
Dual latching is another design element well suited for high vibration applications like automotive LED headlamps. Primary and secondary contact locking ensures ruggedness and dependability without compromising valuable board space. The compact, 2.54 mm pitch MaxiBridge wire-to-board connector system utilizes a dual latching configuration to meet USCAR/LV214 automotive vibration specifications. A two-piece cable housing, combined with the dual latch, supports terminal position assurance (TPA) requirements while the conductor material and design delivers 12 A per contact for more demanding requirements. Providing design flexibility, the connector is offered with female crimp contact wire termination and SMT PCB connectors. The MaxiBridge connector is available in four colors with unique coding/keying to ensure proper cable systems integration.
ERNI Electronics – www.erni.com

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