PCB terminals and connectors
Every new design needs different components to provide a suitable solution for your application. For example, the mating connectors on the PCB and in the housing have to meet different requirements. When installing the mating connectors, your customers will expect enhanced features for safety and convenience. We would be pleased to provide you with an overview of the various mounting options.
This simplest connector version has no side panels. Open variants can be positioned next to one another without a loss
of poles (end-stackable). Two 2-pole connectors can therefore be used to produce one 4-pole connector on the printed circuit board. The end-stackable design is flexible when producing very large numbers of poles on the printed circuit board.
Example in product catalogue
Closed versions are used to prevent the plug being incorrectly inserted and to provide better dust protection. Ideally suited
to prevent mismating.
The dovetail variant is closed and allows mounted blocks to be added. Our mounting options deliver all the flexiblity you
Flange with nut (F):
For the classic screw option, each flange is paired with a nut for the screw in the flange plug counterpart.
Clip-on flange (RF):
If you only want to link connectors and plugs with a release latch and don’t want to fix them with a screw, this is the
best solution. The clip-on flange provides the plug’s latching hook, with the contour needed to ensure a secure fix, which is easy to release later on.
Middle flange (MF):
For some OMNIMATE Power series, alongside the classic flange versions located externally on the right and left of the male and female connectors, we also provide an innovative middle flange with a latching hook mechanism. This clever solution makes very simple and safe handling possible. The pin and plug can be securely fixed and released with just one hand.
As an option, the clip-on flange, with an extra nut in the male connector, can also be screwed down to the plug. Variants
with a solder pin for additional fixing on the printed circuit board are also possible.
With optional screw:
For increased mechanical stability, you can also use a screw to fasten the flange connector to the PCB. An extra hole must be provided on the printed circuit board for the screws.
With solder pin (LF):
Solder flange rather than screw. For increased mechanical stability on the printed circuit board, an additional solder pin is integrated into the flange sides on the printed circuit board. This pin can be simply soldered during the soldering process. There is no need for any more screw connections.
The standard version – without additional flange or latch. To release, simply pull the plug. In most series, the plugs can be
plugged next to one another, without a loss of poles.
The variant with a dovetail contour on the left and right is closed and if necessary, you can mount extra small fastening blocks (flanges) for installation. With little effort, you can therefore prepare versions which are both closed and feature a flange.
Flange version (F):
Plugs with flange have a screw on either end. This ensures secure fixing of the plug with the matching connector, with
flange and nut. Increased safety means that no one can release the plug by mistake. In our OMNIMATE Power series, a latching hook provides secure retention. The screw can also be used for fastening purposes. The latch between the plug and pin can be released by simply pressing on both sides.
Release latch (LR):
There is a lever on the right and left of the plug which can be easily moved by pressing with a screwdriver or fingers. Plug and pin are also automatically linked with just one click. Because of the lock mechanism, the plug cannot be released by mistake. Pulling forces are increased, for connectors with large numbers of pins in particular. However the release latch can be used to
simply release the plug from the connector with flange, or from the housing without the wires having to be pulled. The plug can only be released from the pin by manually unlocking the release catch at the same time.
For some OMNIMATE Power series, alongside the classic flange versions located on the right and left of the male and female plugs, we also provide an innovative middle flange. This clever solution makes very simple and safe handling possible. The pin and plug can be securely fixed and released with just one hand. To fix the components, either simply latch together or, for
increased safety, you can also insert a screw through the latching hook.
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