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Wire-to-Board Connector targets lighting applications.

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November 29, 2012 - With 1.27 mm pitch, MiniBridge™ single row connector system is rated up to 4 A per contact. Unit is available in vertical or right angle terminations with ribbon cable or discrete wire options that are suitable for up to 24 AWG cable. Available in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 positions with air and creepage distance of 0.4 mm, connector is compatible with RoHS-compliant SMT soldering profiles. Construction incorporates board hold-downs for maximum retention and vibration protection on PCBs.

Erni Electronics

3005 E. Boundary Terrace, Midlothian, VA, 23112, USA

Original Press Release

ERNI's MiniBridge(TM) 1.27mm Pitch Single Row Connector Offers the Highest Current Density Available

Press release date: November 15, 2012

MiniBridge™ connector latching options provide rugged connectivity in ultra-compact size…

RICHMOND, VA – ERNI, a leading supplier of connectors and value added services, has developed an ultra compact 1.27mm pitch single row connector system that delivers the highest current density on the market. The MiniBridge™ wire-to-board connector features a high-temperature IDC wire termination and is rated up to 4A per contact.

The MiniBridge is available in vertical or right angle terminations with ribbon cable or discrete wire options that are suitable for up to 24 AWG cable. The superior versatility of the MiniBridge connector system can be obtained as individual components or in a complete cable assembly from ERNI’s ISO-certified facilities.

Ideal for lighting applications, the MiniBridge connector is available in neutral white, which discourages shadows that can be caused by black connector bodies in light fixtures. The MiniBridge connectors are fully compatible with higher temperature RoHS-compliant SMT soldering profiles, and their construction incorporates board hold-downs for maximum retention and vibration protection on printed circuit boards. Advanced strain relief is provided for the contact solder joints through built-in locating pegs, which also enable proper placement on printed circuit boards.

“Two latching options in the MiniBridge connector provide superior configuration options that can withstand tremendous vibration force,” said Sam Hines, product coordinator at ERNI. “The black friction latch requires no tools to un-mate the two connectors, while the red active latching version protects against accidental unplugging.”

The MiniBridge connector system is available in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 positions with an air and creepage distance of 0.4mm.  Typical pricing starts at $1.97 for a 10-position board mounted connector with a lead time of 4 weeks.
For more information, visit www.erni.com/minibridge-connector/; email info@erni.com; or call 804-228-4100.

About ERNI
ERNI Electronics is a leading global manufacturer and worldwide supplier of a broad line of interconnects for the telecommunications, data communications, computer, industrial and medical markets. ERNI Electronics GmbH belongs to the international ERNI Group of companies specializing in electrical engineering and electronics. At present, the ERNI Group employs some 650 people, with annual sales of around 150 million Euros. ERNI has manufacturing operations in Europe, as well as sales offices in more than 40 countries. ERNI products are also marketed via a worldwide network of representatives and leading distributors.

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