The Top 10 D-Sub Connectors

March 20, 2019admin

D-Sub connectors, also known as D-subminiature or DB connectors, are electrical connectors commonly used in communications. They consist of two or more parallel rows of pins (in male connectors) or holes (in female connectors). The name D-Sub comes from their characteristic D-shaped metal shield, which has two important functions: it provides mechanical strength and ensures correct orientation.

When D-Sub connectors were developed in the early 1950’s by Cannon, they were some of the smallest connectors for computer systems.

Although D-Sub connectors have been largely replaced by faster, smaller, and more efficient connection technologies, such as USB connectors, engineers still use them for a wide array of applications, because their enclosure contains screws or locks, which creates a solid mechanical connection. Additionally, their large number of contact pins allow for many wiring options, and they are inexpensive.

They can be found in medical and control devices, and are also used in telecommunications, computer design and aerospace.

During the last 6 months, SnapEDA’s users have searched and used thousands of D-Sub connectors in their designs. The most downloaded D-Sub connectors on SnapEDA are from TE Connectivity, Amphenol, NorComp and ASSMANN WSW Components. The number one D-Sub connector in our list is a 2-row, 68-position, right angle cable-to-board connector.

Some of the factors that engineers should consider when choosing the right connector for their needs are: the number of positions, the current and voltage rating, the spatial orientation, whether the connector is male or female (in case of both plugs and sockets), whether a SMD or a THT technology was used, and more.

Let’s take a look at the Top 10 D-Sub connectors on SnapEDA!

#10- 618015231221 by Würth Elektronik

This 15 position male pins right-angle connector has 2 rows, current rating of 3A and a voltage rating of 125V. -40°C to about 85°C operating temperature range. Its shell is made of steel and is nickel plated.

The average price across distributors: $5.63

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#9- 5747846-4 by TE Connectivity

This 25 position female right-angle receptacle connector has 2 rows, current rating of 6A and a voltage rating of 125V. -55°C to about 105°C operating temperature range. Its shell is made of steel and is tin plated.

The average price across distributors: $3.42

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#8- 6E17C025PAJ121 by Amphenol

This 25 position male plug right-angle connector has 2 rows, current rating of 5A. -55°C to about 105°C operating temperature range. Its shell is made of steel and is nickel plated.

The average price across distributors: N/A

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#7- A-HDF 15 AA-WP by ASSMANN WSW Components

This 15 position female sockets high-density receptacle connector has 3 rows and a current rating of 2A. It’s a right angle dust tight and waterproof connector, with an IP67 rating.

The average price across distributors: $17.10

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#6- D09S13A4GX00LF by Amphenol

This 9 position female right-angle connector has 2 rows, current rating of 5A and a voltage rating of 300V. -55°C to about 125°C operating temperature range. Its shell is made of steel and is tin plated.

The average price across distributors: $1.67

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#5- 5747840-4 by TE Connectivity

This 9 position male pins plug right-angle connector has 2 rows, current rating of 6A and a voltage rating of 125V. -55°C to about 105°C operating temperature range. Its shell is made of steel and is tin plated.

The average price across distributors: $1.95

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#4- 1-1634580-2 by TE Connectivity

This 9 position male pins plug right-angle connector has 2 rows, current rating of 5A and a voltage rating of 250V. -55°C to about 105°C operating temperature range. Its shell is made of steel and is tin plated.

The average price across distributors: $0.71

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#3- 181-015-213R561 by NorComp

This 15 position female right-angle connector has 3 rows, current rating of 3Aa and a voltage rating of 250V. -55°C to about 105°C operating temperature range. Its shell is made of steel and is tin plated.

The average price across distributors: $3.15

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#2- 5747844-4 by TE Connectivity

This 9 position female right-angle receptacle connector has 2 rows, current rating of 6A and a voltage rating of 125V. -55°C to about 105°C operating temperature range. Its shell is made of steel and is tin plated.

The average price across distributors: $2.21

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And the Top D-Sub connector on SnapEDA is…

#1- 2-5174225-5 by TE Connectivity

This 68 position male pins D-type cap right-angle shielded connector has 2 rows, 1A current rating, and 100V voltage rating. -55°C to about 85°C operating temperature range.

The average price across distributors: $16.60

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 * This data was collected via SnapEDA’s analytics by looking at downloads from its part model library (symbols, footprints, and 3D models). Millions of parts are evaluated on SnapEDA annually, however, if a part isn’t in our database it will not show up on this list. We’re continually increasing coverage and will update this list periodically!

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