Interfacing power to printed circuit boards

January 04, 2016 // By Julien Happich
UK based Harting Integrated Solutions has extended its design and manufacturing capabilities for applications requiring PCBs capable of transmitting high-power using a range of solutions designed to connect high currents directly onto the PCB.

In addition to their normal use for carrying data and signals, backplanes and passive PCBs are used to link the power supply to connected devices. In order to handle the necessary current levels, the HARTING Han® connector family includes PCB adapters from the Han® modular portfolio that can supply currents to the PCB from 7.5 A to 40 A. The Han-Fast® Lock connector allows even higher currents of up to 60 A, and simply needs to be inserted into a plated hole provided for the contact which is locked in place with an integral latching pin and can be released again if necessary.

The company also offers the compact har-flexicon® connector, rated for currents from 6 A to 17 A and available in pitches of 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm, 3.50 mm/3.81 mm and 5.00 mm/5.08 mm. It is suitable for processing with reflow soldering, and offers both field-installable screwless push-in spring force and insulation displacement termination technologies for single-strand wiring.

Visit Harting at www.harting.co.uk