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DIN Connectors

The DIN connectors has proven itself millions of times as a tested classic for connecting circuit boards and backbones. HARTING customers praise its robustness and the continual advancements and optimisations.

DIN connectors

The robust classic: DIN connectors

Reliable, robust and tested a million times over – our DIN pin connectors and their variants are constantly being improved and advanced to meet the requirements of our customers.

The three main product families of the DIN 41612 series are the power connectors, signal connectors, and the corresponding products in the har-bus®64 series.

DIN 41612 connectors in the HARTING eShop

Termination technique

HARTING DIN 41612 connectors can be connected using standard techniques. The proper PCB termination technology is selected based on factors such as cable type, cable cross-section, type of contact or number of contacts. Discover the wide range of termination options.

PCB termination technology

Coding

A coding system is required to avoid cross-plugging adjacent connectors. The coding is fixed to both the male and female connectors.

Find out everything for coding the HARTING DIN 41612 connectors in the catalogue.

PDF: Coding for HARTING DIN 41612 connectors

PCB attachment

For the automatic assembly of printed circuit boards, HARTING offers connectors that are mounted and attached to the PCB simultaneously in a single step.

Learn all about PCB attachments for DIN 41612 connectors from HARTING.

PDF: PCB attachments for HARTING DIN 41612

Application example

Arriving safely – with the DIN 41612 train control module: Solutions for railway applications are always subject to very tough conditions like vibrations, heat and cold. This also applies to the connection technology for train control modules. HARTING has developed a unique full metal housing made of die-cast zinc for such applications.

Read about an application example

General information

General information can be found in the catalogue "HARTING DIN 41612 Connectors". This includes air and creepage distances, specifications, assembly instructions, NFF classifications, coding, attachments and termination techniques.

PDF: General information HARTING DIN 41612

DIN 41612 Power connectors

For currents from 6 A to 15 A: DIN Power

DIN 41612 Power connectors with a pitch of 5.08 mm are preferred in applications which require particularly robust plug connections or higher currents from 6 A to 15 A. The requirements pertaining to these IEC 606032 standardised connectors are supported by our wide variety of shell housings and accessories, including full metal versions, which guarantee the necessary robustness and ensure a continuous shield from the cable into the rack. HARTING DIN Power connectors also provide low contact resistance due to their refined contact surfaces.

DIN Power in the HARTING eShop

DIN 41612 types for Power connectors

Type D

  • Up to 32 contacts
  • 2 rows
  • 6 A per contact
DIN 41612 type D in the HARTING eShop

Type E

  • Up to 48 contacts
  • 3 rows
  • 6 A per contact
DIN 41612 type E in the HARTING eShop

Type F

  • Up to 48 contacts
  • 3 rows
  • 6 A per contact
  • Standard-supplement type FM, F9 (9 contacts) and 2F (24 contacts)
DIN 41612 type F in the HARTING eShop

Type G

  • Up to 64 contacts
  • 3 rows
  • 6 A per contact
DIN 41612 type G in the HARTING eShop

Type H / MH

  • Up to 16 contacts (type H16), 15 contacts (type H15) and 3 contacts (type H3)
  • 3 rows, 15 A per contact (6 A standard-supplement type MH)
  • Standard-supplement type MH 21+5 (up to 27 contacts + 5 special contacts) and MH 24+7 (up to 31 contacts + 7 special contacts)
DIN 41612 type H in the HARTING eShop

PDF: Technical characteristics

The HARTING catalogue lists the technical characteristics for:

DIN 41612 Signal connector

High contact density and robustness: DIN signal

Signal male and female connectors with a pitch of 2.54 mm, standardised to DIN IEC 606032, guarantee the required robustness as well as a high contact density – with up to 96 contacts in one connector. Many connection options (PCB to PCB, mezzanine or cable to PCB), up to 2 A per contact, outstanding transmission quality, and minimal contact resistance: these are the features that make the DIN Signal the preferred plug for demanding applications. They have proven themselves as a reliable solution for machinery construction, automation technology and railway applications.

DIN Signal in the HARTING eShop

DIN 41612 types for signal connectors

Type B

  • Up to 64 contacts
  • 2 rows
  • 2 A per contact
  • Standard-supplement types 2B (32 contacts) and 3B (20 contacts)
DIN 41612 type B in the HARTING eShop

Type C

  • Up to 96 contacts (extended to 160 contacts for type C)
  • 3 rows (extended to 5 rows for type C)
  • 2 A per contact (extended to 1 A per contact for type C)
  • Standard-supplement types 2C (32 contacts) and 3C (20 contacts)
DIN 41612 type C in the HARTING eShop

Type M

  • up to 78 contacts + 8 additional special contacts (+ 10 for type M inverse)
  • Signal, coaxial, high-current, fibre optic and high-voltage contacts in a single connector
  • Type M (0+2) without control contacts + 2 additional special contacts, 1 row
DIN 41612 type M in the HARTING eShop

Type Q

  • Up to 64 contacts
  • 2 rows
  • 2 A per contact
  • Standard-supplement types 2Q (32 contacts) and 3Q (20 contacts)
DIN 41612 type Q in the HARTING eShop

Type R

  • Up to 96 contacts (extended to 160 contacts for type R)
  • 3 rows (extended to 5 rows for type R)
  • 2 A per contact (extended to 1 A per contact for type R)
  • Standard-supplement types R (HE11), 2R (48 contacts) and 3R (30 contacts)
DIN 41612 type R in the HARTING eShop

PDF: Technical characteristics

  • Number of contacts: 16-96
  • Connection pitch: 2.54 mm
  • Operating current: 2 A max. (1 A with IDC termination)
PDF: All technical characteristics for DIN Signal

har-bus®64

har-bus® 64 connectors for VME 64x applications

The har-bus® 64 connectors are designed to be used in VME 64x applications. They are 100% forwards and backwards compatible with DIN 41612 type C. This enables the system to be extended by two more rows without having to rework all daughter cards.

har-bus® 64 in the HARTING eShop

har-bus®64 - The advantages

HARTING has played a key role in the expansion of the VME architecture to 64 bits and data rates of 160 Mbyte/s (VME 64x) with the development of the new backward-compatible connector with 160 contacts.

  • Additional connector contacts for I/O or future functionality
  • Improved signal/ground configuration: thus ensuring signal transmission rates of up to 320 MBytes/s (VME bus), 1.25 Gb/s (Gigabit Ethernet) or 3.125 Gb/s (serial, point-to-point)
  • Live insertion (e.g. cards can be inserted during operations)
  • Standardised according to IEC 610764-113
  • Up to 160 contacts
  • Switch connector for automatic daisy chaining

Backward compatibility

The design of the har-bus® 64 female connector enables five-row and three-row standard male connectors to be connected. Five-row male connectors can also be plugged into three-row female connectors.

This type of backward compatibility allows the user to gradually enter the upper performance class while simultaneously using their existing daughter cards in less technically demanding slots.

PDF: Technical characteristics

  • Number of contacts: 160
  • Connection pitch: 2.54 mm
  • Operating current: 1 A
PDF: All technical characteristics for the har-bus® 64

DIN 41612 accessories and tools

Accessories for DIN Power and DIN Signal

Shell housings, transfer frames, latching elements and latching levers, coding and other accessories.
Accessories for all HARTING DIN 41612 types can be found in the HARTING eShop.

Accessories for DIN 41612 in the HARTING eShop

Accessories for har-bus® 64

Shell housings, locking levers and other accessories for har-bus® 64 can be found in the HARTING eShop.

Accessories for har-bus® 64 in the HARTING eShop

Tools

HARTING's modular tool system can be used to make press-in terminations for many different connectors. The tools are a key advantage for a cost-effective workflow.


You'll find all the tools for creating a suitable tool system in the HARTING DIN 41612.

Tools for DIN 41612 in the HARTING eShop

Termination technique

HARTING DIN 41612 connectors can be connected using standard techniques. The proper PCB termination technology is selected based on factors such as cable type, cable cross-section, type of contact or number of contacts. Discover the wide range of termination options.

PCB termination technology


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