Information on DIN Standard 41612 / IEC 60603-2
DIN 41612, which was replaced by the European IEC 60603-2 standard in 1999, defines 13 different types of connectors. DIN 41612/IEC 60603-2 connectors are used to establish a connection between the plug-in card and backplane (for 19-inch racks, etc.). DIN 41612 connectors are also commonly known as VG connectors.
The wide variety of different types combined with the high level of reliability enable flexible use of the DIN 41612 connectors, for example, for connections:
- between plug-in card and backplane
- between vertically-stacked circuit boards
- between horizontally-stacked circuit boards
- over long distances using ribbon cable
- for signal transmission up to 1.5 A
- for power transmission up to 5.6 A or 15 A
Different connector configurations, such as leading or lagging contacts, make it possible to support the special functions of an assembly. The connecting contacts can be implemented as a soldering connection for wave soldering or reflow technology (THTR or Pin-in-Paste) in press-fittings.
You can prevent from mismating types by coding special types. DIN 41612 connectors in soldering technology are also offered with mounting clips known as board locks. Board locks make it possible to efficiently mount the connectors on the circuit board in order to enable safe soldering and significantly improve strain relief of the connector during the plugging/drawing process.
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