In line with the trend to miniaturisation in the industrial sector, HARTING has introduced a new DIN 41612 multipoint connector that is only one third the size of previous versions. The new DIN 41612 3Q/3R type multipoint connector family is available with or without a PCB hold-down clip and is particularly designed for connecting two circuit boards located perpendicularly to or alongside each other.
These new connectors are just as robust as the full and half-width versions, providing the tried and tested reliability that users appreciate in DIN 41612 connectors. The 20 or 30 contacts with compact 2.54 mm spacing can each take a current of up to 2 A. Plugs in 3B, 3C, 3Q and 3R sizes are also available to fit.
The availability of versions made of high-temperature material means that through-hole reflow soldering technology can be used for connecting to the circuit board. HARTING also offers custom built options in addition to the standard versions.