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SMT PCB contact from Harwin is secure and cost-effective

New SMT socket accommodates wider range of pins

Harwin has expanded its popular SMT Hardware PCB socket portfolio with a new contact which can accommodate mating pins ranging from 0.8mm to 1.5mm in diameter. This new product complements an existing range, enabling Harwin to offers SMT sockets compatible with pin diameters from 0.8mm to 1.8mm. A cost-effective alternative to turned PCB sockets, SMT PCB sockets are designed for surface mount assembly and are ideally-suited for high volume applications. The components come in industry-standard tape & reel packaging, allowing them to be automatically placed which minimises installed cost.

The new contact is stackable on 2.54mm pitch spacing. The design features a two point contact system which ensures secure retention, whilst facilitating easy removal and replacement of the socketed component.

Ideal for contact pins, discrete components, sensors etc, these SMT PCB sockets will suit applications in many mid- to high-volume markets, ranging from consumer electronics through to the industrial, instrumentation and control systems environments. Typical examples include wireless security systems, ventilation fan stators, fire detectors and electronic switches, where low cost, effective connections need to be achieved within the demands of high volume assembly practices.

Paul Gillam | Product Manager