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Connector Offers High Pin Count in a Small Footprint

Connector Offers High Pin Count in a Small Footprint

Hirose is currently offering the GT8E Series, a compact internal wire-to-board or wire-to-wire interface connector that can handle demanding automotive conditions. The GT8E Series connector features a 2.0 mm pitch, providing a high pin count in a small footprint.

Designed for internal use in ECUs, inverters and battery chargers within automotive systems, the versatile GT8E Series connector is available in a wide variety of versions including wire-to-board and wire-to-wire; single or double row; right angle, and straight, in-line plug, as well as SMT or through-hole soldering. Available from 2-position single row modules to 24-position dual row models, GT8E Series offers a broad selection to meet many application requirements.

With reliable crimp contact connections, pin-in-paste metal fittings that improve PCB retention force, and a highly reliable positive lock latching structure featuring a clear tactile click, the GT8E Series performs well in harsh automotive environments including thermal shock, vibration, high temperature and sulfur dioxide exposure.

The GT8E Series employs an advanced pin-in-paste method to improve PCB retention force and enable a one-time reflow process with other SMT components.

In addition to automotive ECUs, inverters and battery systems, the GT8E Series of unsealed connectors is also well suited for smart grid devices, servo motors, mounting equipment, and robotic applications.

With an operating temperature range of -40 °C to +125 °C, the GT8E Series has a rated voltage of 250 VAC, rated current of 3 A with 20 to 22 AWG wire or 1 A with 24 to 28 AWG wire, contact resistance of 30mW maximum, and insulation resistance of 100 MW minimum at 500 VDC.

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