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Hirose Electric USA, Inc.

2688 W. Hills Court, Simi Valley, CA, 93065, US

  • 805-522-7958
  • 800-411-8942

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Hirose Electric (USA) Inc.

Mounting & Attaching Products, Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Wire-to-Board Connector connects multiple coax cables in one step.

March 24, 2015

Reducing vehicle roof antenna installation time, GT36 Series provides one-step connection of multiple coaxial cables to PCB. Internal solution specifically enables attachment of 4 coaxial lines to automotive antennas, including shark fin antennas, and features rugged positive lock structure that offers lock strength of 98 N. RoHS- and ELV-compliant product has rated voltage of 50 Vac, rated current of 1 A, contact resistance of 50 mΩ max, and insulation resistance of 100 MΩ min at 500 Vdc.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Internal Connectors withstand demanding automotive conditions.

February 3, 2015

Featuring 2.0 mm pitch, GT8E Series is suitable for ECUs, inverters, and battery chargers within automotive systems. Connectors come in 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. Operating from -40 to +125°C, connectors have voltage rating of 250 Vac, max contact resistance of 30 mΩ, and current rating of 3 A with 20–22 AWG wire or 1 A with 24–28 AWG wire. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Single-Pole Wire-to-Board Connector suits LED applications.

January 28, 2015

Featuring 0.23 x 0.10 in. footprint and profile that minimizes LED light shadowing, horizontal-mating DF59M Series carries current capacity of 6 A at 350 V AC/DC and accommodates 22–28 AWG wire. Horizontal-mating series has snap-in structure that provides positive lock strength of 16N and 2 clear indicators of secure mating: audible click and tactile snap. RoHS-compliant and UL-recognized series also offers 3 points of contact to optimize reliability by stabilizing contact resistance.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems

18-Position I/O Docking Connector supports 20,000 mating cycles.

January 21, 2015

Designed for cable and docking station applications in multiple markets, 34.1 x 23.6 x 9 mm 3800 Series comes in cable mount or vertical PCB versions and utilizes sequential mating system that, when connected, establishes ground system first to protect vital internal electronics from potential surges. Contact structure provides stable contact resistance and eliminates contact stubbing. Spring contact structure also prevents contact buckling and reduces contact shaving.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Power Connectors feature vertical mating design.

December 3, 2014

Rated up to 4 A and 50 Vac/Vdc, DF65 Series offers wire-to-board solution for electronic device battery connections. Units feature narrow 1.7 mm pitch and 1.8 mm mated height. Positive lock secures socket into header, and produces over 5 N cable pull strength in upper direction, while friction lock ensures complete locking by producing final tactile click. Operating from -35 to +105°C, connectors limit contact resistance to 10 MΩ with insulation resistance of at least 100 MΩ at 100 Vdc. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Mounting & Attaching Products

Plug-and-Play Connector conserves installation, maintenance time.

November 10, 2014

Featuring blade contact that supports mounting to standard 1U rack, PS3 Series includes slim designs for ESS storage batteries, UPSs, and industrial machinery. Plug-in connector series, available with 2 power contacts and up to 24 signal contacts, includes power only and signal/power hybrid versions. While power contacts support up to 150 A, signal contacts support up to 1 A. Floating mounting screws adjust for misalignment during mating in X and Y directions up to ±2.0 mm. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circular Power Connectors are optimized for field assembly.

November 5, 2014

Designed for outdoor use, HR41 Series includes 3-position flange type model rated at 400 Vac/Vdc and 20 A, and 5-position bulkhead model rated at 600 Vac/400 Vdc and 20 A. Connectors feature corrosion-resistant plastic body, bayonet lock with raised tactile plug alignment indicator, sequential contact mating, and sacrificial contact points for hot swap capability. When in mated condition, IP68-rated connectors use gasket to prohibit water intrusion while submerged up to 2 m for 14 days. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Automotive Antenna Connector offers single-step termination.

October 30, 2014

Available in 1–4 coaxial contact positions, GT21 Series includes through-hole (15 x 8.15 x 10 mm), SMT (15 x 8.75 x 10 mm), in-line (27 x 10.55 x 12.2 mm), and power/coaxial hybrid (15.6 x 12.5 x 10 mm) types. Coaxial termination system allows crimping of center and outer conductors in one step, and cable assembly is finished without touching center conductor. Along with VSWR of 1.5 max (DC to 2.5 GHz), connector has positive lock structure, rated current of 1 A, and rated voltage of 250 Vdc. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Plug-In Connector aids battery installation and maintenance.

October 10, 2014

With plug-and-play design that eliminates on-site cable wiring as well as need for disconnecting and reconnecting wires to battery module, PS2 Series simplifies assembly, installation, and maintenance of storage batteries. Hybrid design features power contacts supporting 100–300 A and signal contacts up to 5 A. First-mate/last-break contact design enables sequential power and signal mating. Offering up to 42 positions, RoHS-compliant connector operates from -40 to +105°C. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products

Shielded Connector can convey transmissions up to 5 Gbps/pair.

September 18, 2014

Supporting LVDS, USB3.0, and HDMI 1.4a Type E, GT32 Series employs pin-in-hole intrusive reflow method that promotes PCB retention force and enables one-time reflow process with other SMT components. Lock strength is 98 N, and operational range is -40 to +105°C. Featuring 1.5 mm pitch, shielded connector offers EMI shielding and low near-end crosstalk (NEXT). Respective transmission speeds for 4-, 10-, and 19-position models are up to 3, 5, and 2 Gbps/pair. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

IP67 Water-Resistant In-Line Connector comes in small package.

August 13, 2014

Measuring 27.10 x 10.20 x 12.00 when mated, DF62W Series facilitates space-constricted area connections. Multi-row pin layout in grid pattern reduces size, and 2-point contact design delivers shock- and vibration-resistant connectivity. Center latch provides tactile click during mating and visual confirmation of completed lock condition. With up to 3 A and 250 V AC/DC ratings, wire-to-wire connectors support 22, 24, and 26 AWG wire and offer pin counts of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 9 positions. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Multimedia Connectors meet automotive specifications.

August 7, 2014

Capable of conveying transmissions up to 1 Gbps, GT17H/HN Series supports USB2.0, IEEE1394, LVDS, and GVIF signals. GT17H Series is available in 4 and 26 positions, while GT17HN Series comes in 4 and 16 positions. Connectors feature advanced shielding for 360° EMI protection, and positive locking structure that prevents half locking, incomplete engagement, and accidental plug release. Operating from -30 to +105°C, devices are rated to 250 Vac and 1 A with contact resistance of 60 mΩ max. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Compact Wire-to-Board Connector offers high current capacity.

July 8, 2014

Available in straight, right-angle, and in-line variations from 1–6 contact positions, DF63 features 3.96 mm pitch, provides current rating of up to 15 A, and can be used with 16–18 AWG wire. Rugged crimp contact system with multi-contact points increases reliability and performance, while tactile and audible click during engagement ensures complete mating. Locking strength is 35 N min, and individual contact silos make connector finger-safe in operation. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Mounting & Attaching Products

Wire-to-Wire Connectors offer smaller diagonal diameters.

May 28, 2014

Available with 2-point contact design that delivers shock- and vibration-resistant connectivity, DF62 Series has pin layout arranged in 2.2 x 2.0 mm grid that enables use in space-constrained applications. In-line connectors, with locking strength of 50 N, have secure lock structure that gives tactile and visual confirmation. Protected or guarded socket version (DF62C) prevents accidental pressing of latch and unmating during wiring, and panel mount plug version (DF62P) is also available. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Board-To-Board Power Pin Connectors offer 60 A current rating.

May 16, 2014

Designed for assembly with stackable IT3 and IT5 Series high-speed mezzanine connectors, IT-P Series features 3-piece structure consisting of mating receptacle, interposer, and mounting receptacle. Wide range of variable height interposers are available to achieve board-to-board stack heights from 13.5–44 mm. Operating from -55 to +85°C, RoHS-compliant connectors provide contact resistance of 2 mΩ maximum and insulation resistance of 1000 mΩ minimum at 500 Vdc. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Horizontal Mating Connectors handle high current loads.

December 20, 2013

Available for board-to-board and board-to-wire interfaces, 2-position DF64 Series measures 20.4 x 14.4 mm with mated height of 4.7 mm. Two-piece connectors use 18–24 AWG wire and can carry 5 A of current. Enclosed contacts minimize danger to operator, while creepage distance of 3.2 mm helps prevent arcing. With voltage rating of 350 Vac/Vdc and operating temperature to 105°C, RoHS-compliant connectors are suited for LED lighting, medical devices, copiers, and factory automation controllers. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Board-to-FPC Connectors feature 50 Vac/Vdc rating.

December 2, 2013

Measuring 4.24 x 2.64 mm with mated height of 0.9 mm, 4-position BM22 Series features rated current of 4 A power and 0.3 A signal. Micro hybrid, small form factor units are polarized to prevent incorrect mating and provide high retention force with locking feature on power contacts. Contact resistance is suppressed and temperature rise with 4 A of current is less than 30°C. RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, connectors are suited for mobile phones, digital cameras, and barcode scanners. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

FPC Connectors combines retention force and design flexibility.

September 20, 2013

With design that provides high retention forces and allows for curved routing, FH35C Series is comprised of 0.3 mm pitch flexible printed circuit (FPC) connectors that are available from 9–51 positions and feature 0.9 mm mounted profile. Back flip style actuator utilizes dual-sided FPC and helps achieve impedance characteristics that allow use for high-speed transmissions and support both Embedded DisplayPort and MIPI standards. Mounted depth of 3.2 mm helps conserve space on PCB. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Mono-Pole Connectors suit LED lighting applications.

August 7, 2013

Depending on distance between two connector sets, DF59S Series features rated voltage range of 200–350 V and current capacity of 3 A. Board-to-board connectors are designed with housing-free receptacle that produces slim fit when mated, and stress-free contact that provides ±0.5 mm floating function in X and X directions and ±0.2 mm in Z direction. Classified as Halogen-free products, connectors are RoHS and REACH compliant. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Wire/Board Connectors facilitate solid state lighting designs.

May 21, 2013

DF57H Series has swing lock design and can deliver 2.5 A in 1.2 mm pitch, 1.4 mm mated-height wire-to-board connector. With 2.0 mm pitch and swing lock design, DF59 Series can work as wire- or board-to-board connector. Vertically mated DF61 Series, with 2.2 mm pitch and 2.38 mm mated height, is rated to 5 A and 350 V AC/DC and also has swing lock design. Wire-to-wire DF62 Series has multi-row pin layout, smooth outside contour, and 2-point crimp contact design. Read More

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