JST LEN Series Subminiature Connector

By News Release | October 06, 2014

The JST LEN Series subminiature connector offers maximum design flexibility in LED applications.

JST LEN Series Subminiature ConnectorJST‘s new LEN Series wire-to-board, crimp-style, disconnectable connectors offer subminiature size, design flexibility, and reliable contact construction for high-density LED light applications. These 3.0mm (.118″) pitch, side-entry (right-angle), SMT connectors are polarized and feature insertion guides for easy and secure insertion of the mating LEN housings. A hinge lock secures the socket to the header while a friction lock provides an audible click when mating, to prevent accidental disconnection due to routing of wires or vibration. Ideally suited for LED light applications, the LEN Series is designed for maximum PCB flexibility with a mated height of only 3.0mm (.118″). The low profile of the connector does not interfere with the luminescence angle of the PCB LED dies.

The LEN crimp-style connector series is available in two and three circuits with a 3.0A (AC/DC) rating using a 22AWG wire at 300V AC/DC. Temperature range is -55ºC to +105ºC including temperature rise in applying electrical current. The fully shrouded headers are molded of RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, 94V-0 9T Nylon (SMT headers) resin.

The LEN Series contacts, designed to accommodate a wire range of 22AWG to 24AWG, are tin-plated, copper alloy base material. The box construction ensures stable contact performance, redundant contact points, positive electrical contact, and low contact resistance at all times when subjected to vibration and distortion. Contacts are offered on standard size reels for semi-automatic or fully automatic application tooling. SMT headers are provided on embossed tape for automatic insertion equipment.

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