Han® EasyCon Connectors are Suitable for Height-Restricted Applications

Press Release Summary:

HARTING’s Han® EasyCon Connectors are offered in 16, 22 and 34 sizes with two-part hood and mounting housing. Han® 16 and 22 connectors can accommodate up to 2-4 and 4 contacts. Units are used for connecting compressors, single wheel drives and ventilation systems. Size 34 connectors are available in straight and angled for traction motor and car-to-car jumper connections respectively.

Original Press Release:

New HARTING Slim, EasyCon Connectors Serve Rail Industry’s need for more Flexibility

Elgin, IL March 2018 – HARTING, a leading supplier of connectivity solutions for the rail industry, has expanded its rugged Han® HPR connector series for harsh environments with more options to help manufacturers of rolling stock assemble the increasingly complex electrical systems of modern equipment. The new Han® HPR 22 Slim connector can accommodate up to four 250A contacts, yet its flat profile is ideal for height-restricted spaces like the underside of a rail car and its ultra-slim profile leaves room in wiring pathways for other critical systems. Its design was optimized in conjunction with a Viennese customer that needed a connector to fit a roughly eight centimeter gap between a tram body and bogie.

HARTING also has added new sizes 16 and 34 to the Han® HPR EasyCon line that was launched originally with size 24. EasyCon stands for easy to connect. The two-part hood and mounting housing is ready to be screwed together in a few quick, simple steps, with ample space inside for cables for car-to-car or motor connections, making it easier on installers working right on the equipment.

The dimensionally optimized EasyCon connectors also offer more high current carrying capacity and configuration possibilities than standard Han® HPR interfaces. The size 16 can house 2-4 high current contacts (up to 2 x 650A), suitable for connecting compressors, single wheel drives, and ventilation systems. It also can be configured as a hybrid with power, signal or data modules from HARTING’s Han-Modular® lineup, with over 100 inserts to choose from. The size 34 comes in a straight version for traction motor connections and angled version for car-to-car jumper connections. They can accommodate up to four 650A contacts each and as a hybrid can house up to 12 Han-Modular® inserts. 


The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,300 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The U.S. facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions - backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. HARTING also has custom cable assembly capabilities in Mexico and Brazil. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.

Media Contacts:

Christina Chatfield

VP Digital Strategy 

& Marketing Communications

HARTING North America 

1370 Bowes Road

Elgin, IL 60123, USA

+1 (847) 717-9217


Julie Chatman

Marketing Communication Specialist 

HARTING North America 

1370 Bowes Road

Elgin, IL 60123, USA 

+1 (847) 717-9228


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