ERNI Rolls Out Protective Covers for 2MM Hard Metric Connectors

5/27/2003 - The ERNI Group of Companies is pleased to announce the release of Protective Covers designed to protect the pre-alignment guides from breaking on 2mm Hard Metric right angle and vertical female connectors. The protective covers are an extension of ERNI's broad 2mm Hard Metric product line. This line of connectors supports board-to-backplane applications and is specifically targeted for use in telecom and datacom equipment, peripherals, test applications, and networking industry segments.

Protective Cover Features
The protective cover is pushed over the mating area of the connector after it is assembled into the board and then removed at final system integration. They are manufactured to be used with any A, AB, D, DE module that meets the IEC 61076-4-101 specification. Currently available in bright yellow and bright blue PBT anti-static plastic for easy recognition. The covers are designed for 5+2, and 8+2 female connectors with or without shields.

Less than $ 0.50 in volume.

About ERNI
ERNI is a global manufacturer of interconnects. ERNI was the first company to manufacture DIN connectors and today is the leading supplier of 2mm HM connectors and HM-ZD high-speed connectors. Recently introduced products include integrated Modular RJ-45 jacks for gigabit Ethernet, remote power and a new 10 Gb/s MicroSpeed(tm) family of SMT mezzanine connectors. ERNI offers world-class backplane assembly and optical backplane solutions. The ERNI group of companies is headquartered in Adelberg, Germany and has sales and manufacturing operations and subsidiaries throughout Europe, North America and Asia. For further information please visit

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