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Harwin Unveils New Twisted and Shielded Cabling Solutions for Gecko Products

To address safety and mission critical applications, where continued data integrity is of paramount importance, Harwin now offers additional cable assembly services for its popular Gecko series. Produced on-demand, these assemblies provide greater resilience against ambient electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and crosstalk from neighbouring wiring.

Engineers can now specify double-ended cables with either twisted pair wiring (different colours being applied to each to ease identification) or fully shielded mesh braidings (with metal backshells on the connectors). They are also able to benefit from cabling that has a combination of both of these mechanisms – to maximize protection, as well as enhance mechanical robustness via the sturdy housings used.


These new cable assemblies are available for Gecko-SL connectors which rely on jackscrew locking. Here female-to-female, male-to-female (featuring either standard or reverse-fix orientations on the male connector) and male-to-male (again with standard and reverse-fix orientation options) are all covered. Likewise, these assemblies can be offered with the female-to-female, male-to-female and male-to-male variants based on the latched-type Gecko. Lengths up to 10m can be specified.

Optimized for use in high-density electronics where there is little free space, the Gecko connectors present a compact and lightweight alternative to bulkier and heavier Micro-D units. They are being incorporated into a wide range of aerospace and defence systems, as well as proving of value in robotics, satellites, medical equipment and other applications. For quality assurance, these Harwin cable assemblies are subject to rigorous testing and inspection procedures prior to shipment.

“Thanks to these new cable assemblies, the space-saving principles that are core to our Gecko product portfolio are maintained, while also safeguarding against any potential threat of data disruption occurring,” states Ryan Smart, NPI Manager at Harwin.


Product Summary on Twisted & Shielded Cables


Product Part Numbers – Gecko-SL

Gecko-SL female connectors are fitted with Hex Socket screw-loks. Gecko-SL male connectors with M1 in the part number are fitted with internally threaded screw-loks, and Reverse Fix hex socket screw-loks for M3.

X refers to the cable size, YY refers to the total number of contacts, ZZZZ refers to the cable length

Cable configuration



Twisted & Shielded

Female double-ended




Female single-ended


Male double-ended








Male single-ended


Product Part Numbers – Gecko with Latches

Gecko male latch-style connectors are fitted with latches.

X refers to the cable size, YY refers to the total number of contacts, ZZZZ refers to the cable length

Cable configuration

Twisted Cable Assemblies

Female double-ended


Female single-ended


Male double-ended




Male single-ended


Product Range & Resources

Browse the full range of Gecko cable assemblies, or find out more about the complete range of cable options from Harwin available on all cable connectors.

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