Harting's har-flexicon® PCB terminal block connector improves reliability of LED lighting
Harting has announced the introduction of its new white coloured 2.54mm pitch SMT har-flexicon® PCB terminal block connectors for LED lighting applications.
These new connectors support reliable long-term installation of LED Modules (assembled from LED arrays mounted on rigid and thermally conductive substrates for optimal heat dissipation) into a wide variety of applications e.g. High/Low Bay indoor lighting, street lighting, floodlighting and emergency lighting.
Applying har-flexicon with surface mount reflow soldering processes greatly simplifies LED Module PCB assembly. Connecting the conductors in lighting fixtures was formerly often done using hand soldering. This is often unreliable and prone to error when using printed circuit boards with a metal core, due to the high degree of heat dissipation. The optimised design of the har-flexicon connector SMT PCB hold-down’s ensure rugged solder-pad retention and supports reliable handling during equipment final integration.
PCB mounting design options include a horizontal male and a discrete wire push-in spring-cage terminal block part. Both are made from high temperature LCP plastic which is completely ‘colour-stable’ after the SMT assembly process and UV resistant for long term installation. As a result they minimise shadowing effects within the light fixture. Pluggable female discrete wire push-in spring-cage cable connectors are also available. These have a strong but flexible locking-latch design which is highly damage resistant and ensures dependable mating.
Harting’s discrete wire push-in spring-cage termination design offers resilient cable retention whilst allowing simple reconnection for easy light fixture maintenance. The product family comprises 2 and 3-way versions for stranded and solid conductors with cross-sections up to 0.75 mm², at a nominal current carrying capacity of 6 A.
The Harting Group develops, manufactures and distributes electrical and electronic connectors, network components, pre-assembled system cables, and backplane assemblies. These products are capable of withstanding the harshest demands in industrial environments and provide high data rates for electronic applications.
Harting connectors and network components are used in mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing, in automation systems, energy generation and distribution, and in electronic and telecommunication markets. Industrial connectors are also vital in construction machinery, rail vehicles and shipbuilding. Harting offers Ethernet network components and cable systems for both indoor and outdoor networking applications involving power and data.
Harting today employs a workforce of nearly 4200 in 43 countries. Part of the Napier Group www.napier.co.uk
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