Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Circular Connectors feature overmolded strain relief.

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April 27, 2010 - HR30 Circular Connector Series is available in all shell sizes and enables customers to specify multiple over-mold strain relief designs including straight, right angle, and 45°. Overmold feature prevents damage caused by tampering or unauthorized assembly. Units in series have insulation resistance of 1,000 MW at 100 Vac, with maximum contact resistance of up to 30 mW at 1 ADC. They operate in temperature range of -25 to +85°C.

Hirose Electric (USA) Inc.

2688 Westhills Ct., Simi Valley, CA, 93065 6235, USA

Original Press Release

Hirose Electric's Circular Connectors Enable Over-Mold Strain Relief Options

Press release date: April 19, 2010

SIMI VALLEY, CA - Hirose Electric Co. has expanded its popular HR30 Circular Connector Series by developing an option that accepts a user-specified over-molded strain relief. The over-mold feature is ideal for demanding applications that require durability and environmental protection, in a cost effective package.

Medical, marine, communications, security, and industrial markets will benefit from the simplified assembly and reduced overall costs of the over-mold strain relief. Additionally, the over mold capability prevents damage caused by tampering or unauthorized assembly. This HR30 product enhancement is available in all shell sizes and enables customers to specify multiple over-mold strain relief designs including straight, right angle, and 45°. The HR30 series has a lightweight design with simple push-pull operation and is available in solder or crimp termination.

"The HR30 has been one of Hirose's more popular series for the past 10 years," said Rick van Weezel, vice-president of sales and marketing for Hirose Electric USA. "This over-mold capability adds design flexibility to a robust and proven product."

Insulation resistance is 1000 MW at 100 Vdc, with a maximum contact resistance of up to 30 mW, at 1 ADC. Current rating is 5A (3 positions) and 2A (6, 10, 12 positions), with a voltage rating of 100 Vac (3 positions) and 30 Vac (10 and 12 positions). Operating temperature ranges from -25°C to +85°C.

ABOUT HIROSE ELECTRIC
Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading global supplier of innovative interconnect solutions, with 2008 sales of US$922 million to customers worldwide. Hirose employs advanced engineering services, superior customer support and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide value-based connector solutions for various industries, including telecommunication, consumer electronics, computer and automotive. More information can be found on Hirose Electric at www.hirose.com.

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