Horizontal Gecko connectors from Harwin reduce PCB stacking height; increase design flexibility

Hi-rel 1.25mm pitch connector family facilitates mother & daughter board configuration

Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has introduced a horizontal version of its 1.25mm pitch hi-rel Gecko connector, reducing the stacking height of PCBs to just 5.6mm. Available in the standard eight positions – 6, 10, 12, 16, 20, 26, 34 and 50 – the new style also facilitates mother & daughter board configurations.

G125 series connectors offer high performance in a miniature package. The 1.25mm pin spacing results in a 35% space saving over other high-performance connectors such as Micro-D.  Connectors can handle 2A per contact and function within a wide temperature range (-65 to +150degC) and under extreme vibration (Z axis 100g 6m/s). Other features common to the Gecko connector family include polarization 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. Optional special tooling is available for use in confined applications. The horizontal style connectors feature a new mechanical hold-down latching system for additional connection security.

Comments Product Manager, Scott Flower: “Gecko’s high performance is made possible by our patented four-finger Copper Alloy contact which ensures data integrity under extreme shock and vibration conditions. The new styles increase design flexibility, and suit UAVs, space, robotics, subsea and autosport applications.”

Gecko connectors are available on tape and reel packaging for automated assembly processing.


About Harwin

Harwin is a manufacturer of standard interconnect components with an enviable reputation for high quality and exceptional customer service. Harwin has been successfully manufacturing electronic components for more than 60 years. Harwin’s sales and service extend worldwide via offices and manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Singapore and a worldwide distribution network. Products include: High Reliability devices; RFI & PCB Hardware; and an extensive range of industry standard interconnection solutions. The company operates a continuous product development program.


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