Compact connectors

  • 30-Sep-2011 11:15 EDT


Using a proprietary design, Hitachi Cable develops the world’s smallest compact connectors, claims the company, for use in power harnesses for hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles. While most traditional connectors are configured so that a male terminal is inserted into each female terminal with a built-in spring, both male and female terminals in the newly developed compact connector are flat. According to the company, this structure allows a single spring to apply surface pressure to multiple terminals and reduces the connector volume by more than 40% compared to previous Hitachi Cable connectors. This lineup of connectors includes two variations—one using extending cables and one using a bus bar.

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