Variation of standard product by taking an existing connector and modifying areas to meet customer application requirements. Often achieved using existing tooling or nominal low cost tooling modifications.
Aerospace In-flight Infotainment.
Provide standard high density 26 contact D-Sub connector with 4 contacts at 5A current and 22 contacts at 3A current contact rating.
Stamped contacts did not meet power requirements. Machined contacts were cost prohibitive.
Designed hybrid high density D-sub connector with machined and stamped contacts. 4 power and 22 signal contacts for the required current ratings. 67% cost reduction achieved.