New Higo micro X series responds to the micro challenge in e-bike connectors
Taking on the micro challenge
“The micro challenge is one of the most obvious trends that we see in the development of e-bike connectors”, comments Kristof Van Wetering, Product Manager at A&C Solutions. “Customers are demanding more compact e-bike connector designs to neatly hide them in e-bike frames. At the same time we see that manufacturers further enhance the e-bike experience by adding extra features like tracking systems, GPS, electrical locks, heat grips and heated seats. That’s why in new product developments Higo focuses on creating high-performing connectors within an ever smaller space.”
Just recently, Higo launched the new micro X connector range. This is a compact push-on connector that features an integrated semi-locking mechanism to ensure a secure connection even during continuous movements of the e-bike. It’s a perfect solution for integrated cable routing for all types of e-bike applications.
An interesting alternative for the Higo micro M connector
“The micro X connector complements Higo’s patented innovation from 2022, the micro M series with crimp contacts” continues Kristof. “They both have a similar diameter and fitting length which makes them almost 50% smaller than standard signal connectors.”
The most important difference is the type of contacts they use. The micro M uses crimped contacts through an automated process which is machine controlled. This is only an interesting option for larger projects as it generally involves a higher start-up cost. “Higo has developed the micro X connector alongside the micro M to provide customers with start-ups and production of smaller-scale e-bike designs or systems with a cost-effective alternative”, motivates Kristof.
Complete range of Higo micro X connectors
Besides the difference in contacts, the Higo micro X connector also offers a wider range in multipole options. It’s available in 2 to 6 poles as a plug connector and a panel mount version is on its way. The micro M is currently only available in 2 and 4 poles.
“By offering both ranges next to each other, it is our intention to address a wider audience with different connector requirements”, explains Kristof.
A&C Solutions will also feature the new micro X connector series during the EICMA fair that will take place from November 6th until November 12th in Milan.
Our team of specialists will be there to advise you the most suitable e-bike connector solutions for your application.
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