Wire-to-board are designed for vehicle roof antennas

13th March 2015
Posted By : Nat Bowers
Wire-to-board are designed for vehicle roof antennas

 

Hirose has developed a small, multi-terminal, wire-to-board connector that significantly reduces the installation time of automotive rooftop antennas. The GT36 series connector provides a one-step connection of multiple coaxial cables to the PCB, simplifying the mating operation.

The compact GT36 series internal wire-to-board connector enables the attachment of four coaxial lines to automotive antennas including shark fin antennas. The series has a rugged positive lock structure that offers a lock strength of 98N. A clear tactile snap and audible click ensures proper mating, while a lock guard prevents cable tangling during wiring and accidental lock release. The highly reliable plug assembly features a retainer that delivers secure terminal locking and high vibration resistance, making it well suited for automotive applications.

Delivering excellent frequency performance up to 3GHz, the GT36 series wire-to-board connector provides high impedance matching and low insertion loss. When used with the GT21 series in-line connector, the GT36 series further simplifies assembly and improves efficiency. The one-to-four position GT21 series in-line connector features low insertion force and is attachable with a clip.

The GT36 series is RoHS and ELV compliant. With an operating temperature range of -40°C to +105°C, the GT36 series has a rated voltage of 50VAC, rated current of 1A, contact resistance of 50mΩ maximum and insulation resistance of 100MΩ minimum at 500VDC.

Rick van Weezel, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Hirose Electric, comments: "The GT36 series connector drastically reduces the assembly procedure of automotive roof antennas, decreasing installation time and cost. Hirose continues to expand our product offering to provide connectivity solutions that address the needs of our customers in the automotive market."


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