Connectors withstand dust, water, and chemical ingress.

Press Release Summary:

Made of plastic, Hot Shoe Connectors employ spring-loaded or compliant contacts, which maintain positive contact force against mating half of connector. Units tolerate mating misalignment and are often polarized, ensuring they are always correctly mated. Applications include portable equipment where separate battery modules are used, data transfer docking stations, battery charging and data communications equipment, thermal imaging cameras, and handheld scanners.

Original Press Release:

Rugged, Reliable Hot Shoe Connector Technology Designed for Ease of Use

Withstand dust, water, chemical ingress, tolerate misalignment

September 2009, Salem NH, USA...Harwin Inc, the manufacturer of high reliability connector systems, has introduced Hot Shoe technology connectors that employ spring loaded or compliant contacts which maintain a positive contact force against the mating half of the connector, ensuring reliable connection even under the most demanding conditions. Fabricated using highly durable plastics, the connectors are designed to withstand dust, water and chemical agent ingress.

Featuring low mating forces, the Hot Shoe range enables rapid and simple connection. The connectors tolerate mating misalignment and are often polarised ensuring that they are always correctly mated. The robust nature of the range ensures continued reliability throughout a product's entire lifecycle, whether on the combat arena or in less harsh environments. Hot Shoe connectors are also suitable for use in portable equipment where separate battery modules are used, for data transfer docking stations, and for battery charging and data communications equipment. Other applications include thermal imaging cameras, in-vehicle detachable equipment, and hand held scanners

Harwin leads the market in this field and has in-house manufacturing capabilities ranging from initial design consultation to full production, resulting in close control of costs. The company works together with customers to fully understand what is required and offers a fast turnaround on prototypes.

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About Harwin

Harwin is a manufacturer of standard & custom interconnect components with an enviable reputation for high quality and exceptional customer service. Harwin has been successfully manufacturing electronic components for more than 50 years. Harwin's sales and service extend worldwide via offices and manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Germany, Singapore & Taiwan and a world wide distribution network. Products include: High Reliability devices; RFI & PCB Hardware; and an extensive range of industry standard interconnection solutions. The company operates a continuous product development program, and offers a custom connector design service.

For more details contact:

Dwayne Beck - Product Manager, Harwin Inc.

Tel 812-542-2540

Doug Steele - North America Distribution Mgr.

Tel 812-542-2542

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