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Hirose Electric USA, Inc.

2688 Westhills Court, Simi Valley, CA, 93065, US

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Hirose Electric (USA) Inc.

Mounting & Attaching Products, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Wire-to-Wire Connectors feature IP67 rating.

October 8, 2015

Capable of delivering 14 A, DF63W Series features slim design and all-plastic shell with smooth contour, suited for wiring in small spaces. IP67 water-resistant protection is accomplished utilizing wire seal and housing seal that is pre-assembled in housing. Available in 2-position single-row, 3-position double-row, and 4-position double-row versions, in-line power connectors accept 16–22 AWG wire sizes. Center latch provides tactile click during mating and visual confirmation of lock condition. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Wire-to-Board Connectors deliver up to 2.5 A per contact.

July 21, 2015

With 1.75 mm height, 4.1 mm depth, and 0.8 mm pitch, DF52 Series saves PCB space in consumer, imaging, security, and wearable applications. Miniature connectors utilize box-shaped crimp terminals that prevent snaring or breakage and stabilize contact. Rated up to 2.5 A max with 28 AWG for 2 positions, DF52 Series features voltage rating of 100 Vac/Vdc, contact resistance of 10 mΩ, and insulation resistance of 100 MΩ minimum at 100 Vdc. RoHS-compliant devices operate from -40 to +85°C. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Storage Battery Connector provides flexible cabling solution.

June 2, 2015

Supporting 150 A for storage battery applications, PS3C Series single-circuit (position) cable connector features 180° mating reversal. Blade contact, which features clip-like structure and bellows contacts with multiple contact points, minimizes contact resistance and maximizes current flow. Along with right-angle receptacle, this non-polarized connector features include red or black housings with guide keys as well as mechanical and visual safety mechanisms. Read More

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

Solderless Coaxial Connector supports up to 50 GHz.

April 28, 2015

Featuring stub-less design with screw-mounting to PCB, H2.4 Series meets MIL-STD348B standard, and supports up to 50 GHz with transmission speed of 25 Gbps. Compression-mounted 2.4 mm connector, rated for 500 mating cycles, has contact resistance of 4 mΩ max in center and 2 mΩ max in outer section. Plug is manufactured with 0.085 in. semi-flexible cable and terminated plugs on each end, while receptacle features gold-plated ground ring for stabilizing grounding on PCB. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Manual Service Disconnect Plug supports 200 A.

April 27, 2015

By physically interrupting electric circuit when rotated to Off position, EM30MSD Series protects operators from high-voltage (1,500 V AC/DC) shock accidents. Plug connector features signal contact with interlocking switch to detect mating status and automatically shuts off power when disconnected to avoid hot swapping. Along with multiple contact point design, features include IEC 60601 finger test compliance; round, multi-contact plug terminal contact structure; and bayonet lock systems. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Profile Power Connector facilitates layout and connection.

April 3, 2015

Allowing mating/unmating of power and signal cables from plug-in side, PS3F Series front access hybrid connector eliminates need for on-site cable wiring. Power contacts support up to 100 A with rated voltage to 1,000 AC/DC, and signal contacts support up to 1 A per contact and interface with 2 Hirose GT8E connectors utilizing one 8- and 10-position connector. Blade contact structure features multiple contact points, and signal lines can be configured in daisy chain. Read More

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

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