Har-flex variants with pre-leading contacts to protect sensitive electronics

The HARTING har-flex series of miniaturised PCB connectors are now available with pre-leading contacts which offer sequential switching. This is said to protect sensitive electronics from damage during operational plugging and unplugging.

The angled hat-flex male connectors come in two different contact lengths and are 0.3 mm longer in the mating face. HARTING says they ensure that grounding contacts are the first to make contact during insertion and the last to disconnect during unplugging.

The angled male connectors can also be configured as variants with lagging contacts.

During unplugging, HARTING claims these lose electrical contact before the other contacts, so that a system with the appropriate logic can detect imminent contact disconnection and execute certain functions such as data backup.

HARTING is offering the angled male connectors with pin counts of 6-100 on request, in custom contact configurations.

Bethan Grylls