Looking for small connector.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by PaulEE, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. PaulEE

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    Hello all,

    I am looking for someone that has personal experience with a particular type and size connector for a wire-to-wire coupling application.

    The constraints are:
    -1.5 - 2.5mm pitch
    -24 AWG wire (preferred...)
    -male/female ends lock together somehow
    -GOLD-PLATED terminals on either side
    -Overall length less than 25mm/1"

    I have looked everywhere; molex, jst, harwin,......and I can't come up with anything that has each of these characteristics.

    Does anybody reading have any experience with this sort of connector? Any suggestions/industry standard part suggestions would be highly appreciated.

    Best,
    Paul
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    # of conductors?
    single row or multi-row connector?
    ribbon cable?

    Do you have existing crimp applicators? brand?
    Do you want IDC?
    why a defined pitch for wire-wire?
     
  3. JohnInTX

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    Have you looked at Samtec? Its great stuff.
     
  4. PaulEE

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    3, single, regular wires on crimp terminals

    -yes - we have a company that (makes <- wrong word) assembles connectors and harnesses; they'll have the right tools
    -IDC?
    -pitch size helped me estimate the total size of the connector width-wise.

    I have contacted a sales rep at JST and will let you all know what they bounce back with.

    I will look into samtec; not familiar with them.

    Thanks all
     
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  5. PaulEE

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  6. mcgyvr

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    BTW.. another vote for samtec..
    They are an awesome company..
    That is my first stop for connectors..
    Then TE

    I tend to avoid JST and don't get me started with Molex..
     
  7. PaulEE

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    Samtec looks expensive...am I wrong? We're looking for quantity piece pricing of <=$1.40 for the entire wire-to-wire connection. JST is someone we deal with, which was why I contacted them. Apparently, gold pins are available for the options I listed and they just don't specifically mention them in the parts' respective datasheets.
     
  8. PaulEE

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    The original Molex connector was great until the 60*C/95% 1000 hour extreme environment testing caused them to deteriorate in performance with tin-plated connections.
     
  9. PaulEE

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    I also was pounding TE's website this morning, but I just couldn't find a connector type with all the constraints and gold pins. There were several that were close though. I may contact one of their reps as well.
     
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