Miniature Connector from Hirose Offers Blind-Mate Panel Mounting


The circular HR34P Series wire-to-wire connector provides space-savings and simplified assembly

Miniature Connector from Hirose Offers Blind-Mate Panel Mounting

­Hirose has expanded its miniature connector offering to include a version with blind mating ability. Constructed with self-aligning elements, the HR34P Series panel mount connector guides itself into the correct mating position. Commonly used for rack-to-panel connectivity in base stations, industrial machinery, medical equipment, and more, the blind mating connector is designed for applications where the electrical receptacle is recessed or hidden in a way. 

Further simplifying assembly, the HR34P Series circular connector features a unique floating screw design that offers a degree of play to absorb misalignment when mating. A gap between the panel and the screw enables floating of ±0.5 mm in X and Y directions. The screws are pre-coated with anti-loosening agent 'Nylok'. This also reduces assembly time and contributes to reducing the incidence of malfunctions due to variations in the application process, such as vibration and shock impact. 
Supporting 20-25 AWG cables, the connector has a keyed housing to prevent incorrect mating.
“Offering simplified blind mate panel mounting, the HR34P Series connectors increase assembly and maintenance efficiency. These connectors are well suited for modules such as fans that require frequent replacement due to their lifespan,” said Pete Lais, Assistant Vice President of Product Management for Hirose Electric Americas 
Offering a rated current of 3A and rated voltage of 200V AC / 250V DC, the HR34P Series has an operating temperature of -40°C to +105°C. 
For additional information about the HR34P Series connector, go here.