Hirose has expanded its low-profile DF51K wire-to-board connector series to include a surface mount technology (SMT) version. Compatible with automated assembly processes, including pick- and-place machines, the DF51K SMT Series simplifies the assembly process and saves significant manufacturing time and cost.

The compact SMT connector features a center lock design to offer high-density mounting on the PCB. The center lock design also prevents damage during cable assembly and ensures secure mating. The user-friendly positive lock provides a clear tactile click and secures a reliable connection. It also enables users to recognize reverse mating and prevents mechanical interference.

Supporting up to 3A, the 2.0 mm pitch DF51K Series is designed for a broad range of products, including industrial machinery, medical equipment, office equipment, robotics, smart meters, and more.