1.25mm Pitch High-Reliability Signal & Power
Harwin’s Gecko-MT connectors provide the smallest, lightest mixed-technology connector with a low profile design, ideally suited for stacking and cable mating in areas where PCB real estate is at a premium. Vibration and shock resistant, miniature but with additional 10A contacts.
- 2A per contact (all electrically loaded; 2.8A per individual contact) for signal, 10A max power options
- 4-finger Patented* contact design to maintain electrical contact through high vibration and shock
- Beryllium Copper contact for improved temperature range: -65°C to +150°C
- 1,000 mating cycles durability
- Weight and space saving over Combi Micro-D connector products
- Future-proofed materials – halogen-free, PFOS-free, SVHC-free and RoHS compliant
- Low outgassing properties – 0.68% TML, 0.01% CVCM, 0.26 WVR (Water Vapour Recovered)
- Symmetrical and Non-symmetrical contact configurations – Two symmetrical layouts of 1+8+1 and 2+8+2 (signal contacts in the middle, power on the outside). Six non-symmetrical layouts including 2, 3, 4 or 6 power contacts.
- Board-to Board, Cable-to-Board and Cable-to-Cable – Female connectors in cable or vertical PCB throughboard, Male connectors in cable or horizontal PCB throughboard. Symmetrical versions compatible with existing Metal Backshells, giving the option of shielded cable assemblies when used with external braiding.
- Screw-Lok options – Built with easy and fast “Mate-before-Lok” screw fixings. Connectors are fully mated before the captive screws need to be engaged. The range includes both standard gender (floating screw on female connector) or reverse fix (floating screw on male connector).
With space and weight a consideration for many high-reliability applications, Gecko-MT delivers a signal pin spacing of 1.25mm, and compact power pins. This design means that these connectors achieve significant space and weight saving over alternative high-performance connectors such as Combi Micro-D.
The diagram highlights the size savings of a 1+8+1 Gecko-MT over a comparable Combi Micro-D.
Gecko is a focus product for Harwin, and is undergoing an active development program. The connectors are designed with automated assembly systems in mind – all PCB connectors can be purchased in Tape and Reel packaging.
* Patent Status: Granted US9017089, GB2501063, GB2548777
High performance Beryllium Copper, Gold finish
Copper Alloy, Gold finish
30% Glass-Filled High Temperature Nylon (Polyamide) 4T, rated to UL94V-0
2.8A max per individual contact, 2A max all contacts electrically loaded
450V DC or AC peak (250V DC or AC peak at 70,000ft/21km/44mbar)
600V DC or AC peak (350V DC or AC peak at 70,000ft/21km/44mbar)
-65°C to +150°C
56 days at 93% RH
10-2,000Hz, 1.5mm, 198m/s² (20G), 6 hours total
981m/s² (100G) in Z Axis, 490m/s² (50G) in X & Y Axis
0.68% TML, 0.01% CVCM,
0.26 WVR (Water Vapour Recovered)
1,000 mating cycles
Insertion force (per contact)
2.8N max for signal, 7.0N max for power
Withdrawal Force (per contact)
Recommended Wire types (signal)
BS 3G 210 Type A, MIL-W-16878/6 type ET or NEMA HP3 type ET
Recommended Wire types (power)
M22759/11-18 PTFE (MIL-W-22759/11)
26 to 32 AWG signal, 18 AWG power
Ø0.80mm max signal, Ø1.35mm max power
1.50-1.75mm signal, 1.90-2.30mm power
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