Hi-rel connectors ideal for race environment
Harwin is proud to announce that it is to sponsor the Purdue Electric Racing (PER) team’s 2016 Electric Race Car which will compete in next year’s Formula Student championship. Formula SAE is designed to promote careers and excellence in engineering and encompasses all aspects of the automotive industry. .
Harwin has sponsored the team from Purdue before, and previous cars have used parts from Harwin’s
EZ-Boardware range of surface mount solutions that address a range of industry challenges – EMC, cable management, test – in an innovative way which saves production costs and increases reliability. The PER race team has now identified reliability as a key competitive edge, so it is evaluating Harwin’s Hi-rel connectors, such as the company’s 2mm pitch Datamate series, the 1.25mm Gecko family and the M300 high density power connectors that can handle currents up to 10A.
Harwin marketing manager Jessica Engel comments: “We sponsor a number of student projects around the world. Motorsport is a very challenging environment for electrical connection, because of the shock and vibration and sometimes temperatures that connectors must survive. We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Purdue team and wish them well in the race series next year.”
Amon Pereira at Purdue Electric Racing added: “We have a good track record of working with Harwin, so when we were challenged to focus on reliability, they were the obvious interconnect partner. We are currently using Harwin’s Datamate Mix Tek mixed power and signal connector for the electronic systems on our latest car.”
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