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Harwin wins product of the year award with Gecko 1.25mm pitch Hi-Rel Connector family

Gecko wins out in tough category at the 2013 Elektra awards

Harwin’s Scott Flower, Product Manager for Gecko Connectors, who is also the chief designer of the Gecko family, received the award at a Gala celebration night at London’s prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, hosted by Elektra organisers, Electronics Weekly, the UK’s leading electronics newspaper.

Harwin Gecko wins Elektra award

We are delighted that Gecko has been received so positively in the market and I would like to accept this award on behalf of the entire team back in Portsmouth. Winning an Elektra is a validation of Harwin’s policy of keeping all key design and manufacturing processes in the UK. To win against such stiff competition makes this award even more special and I would like to thank Electronics Weekly on behalf of all my colleagues at Harwin for putting on such a wonderful event.

Scott Flower | Product Manager – Gecko Connectors

Harwin’s low profile G125 series connectors are designed to offer high performance in a miniature package. The 1.25mm pin spacing results in a 35% space saving over other high-performance connectors such as Micro-D. The connectors also accommodate 2.8A per contact in isolation and 2A simultaneously at 25°C. Tested and proven to allow high performance in extreme conditions, the G125 family can operate within a wide temperature range (-65 to +150°C) and under extreme vibration (Z axis 100g 6m/s²). This high performance is made possible by Harwin’s four-finger patented Copper Alloy contact.

Scott Flower collects award for Gecko connector series

Gecko Product Manager Scott Flower (2nd right) collects the Award at the Elektra ceremony