The IDC area of the series 601 is designed for a cable cross-section of AWG 28

The IDC area of the series 601 is designed for a cable cross-section of AWG 28 – 22, with a pitch of 2.54mm. The cable cross-section of the series 602 is configured for AWG 24 – 18, with a pitch of 3.96mm. The female headers of both series can be supplied as pass-through or end options, with or without coding (601 only). With regards to the pin headers, it is possible to choose between a straight and right-angled version, which is offered with an additional latching option. Protective caps can also be procured to ensure a safe connection and a strain relief (female headers). With a copper alloy as contact material, the series differ in terms of current rating and voltage rating: 3 A and 250 V AC with the series 601, 5 A and 600 V AC with the series 602. The number of contacts ranges from 02 – 16 (series 601) and 02 – 20 (series 602), with the exception of the pin headers of the series 601, which can be procured right up to a 40-pin version. The insulator material consists of thermoplastic in accordance with UL94 V-2 and UL94 V-0. Safe functionality is guaranteed within a temperature range of -25° C to +85° C, processing takes place through wave soldering. EBV and Maxim...

Electronic components including batteries, transistors/microprocessors, antennae for communication and so on, have all been demonstrated in

Electronic components including batteries, transistors/microprocessors, antennae for communication and so on, have all been demonstrated in a textile format, and examples of these are included in IDTechEx’ latest research report “E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players”. The majority of these demonstrations are a one-off proof of concept, and certainly not commercially mature enough for wider deployment. Therefore, as nearly all e-textile products will need these components, commercial options today typically include traditional rechargeable batteries and housed PCBs containing the other essential electronic components. The result is that these components need to be housed somewhere in the e-textile product, and hence it is typically possible to “find the box” which contains these components. This electronic box can potentially be a good solution to the challenge of washing. Typically, e-textile products can be sold with multiple versions of the garment element and a single box to fit all of them. Then the box can be removed for washing and replaced onto copies of the garment element, just as would be the case for a smartwatch or chest s...