I'm looking for a connector with following qualities:
- fine pitched (max 1.0 mm, preferably 0.8mm or less)
- double row
- pin count of 20 or more
- rugged design, resistant to vibrations
- relatively affordable - but quality is most important
After a long search, I found the Hirose DF50 series. DigiKey describes the following:
" Its latch prevents uneven locking that is commonly attributed to side locks and incomplete mating. This provides security that is invaluable when dealing with high vibration and other critical applications. (https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/h/hirose/df50-board-wire-rugged-small-form-fact-conne-system)"
The DF50 series is not expensive, so it seems perfect for the job. But the crimp handtool is almost $2000 (part no. HT305/DF50-2830HC). So I end up with two questions:
- If you've ever used the DF50 series from Hirose, did you use the handtool? Perhaps one doesn't really need it..
- Do you have another favourite connector type that meets the requirements above?