Wire interfacing

Recommendations for interfacing using wires

These methods are best applied when you want to bring up the setup fast, and there are no signal adaptation requirements, i.e. all analog signals fall within a ±10V range. Once the setup is up and running, moving to a more reliable setup is recommended.

Warning: Since this method involves mechanically unsecured wires, take extra care not to expose HIL terminals to voltages outside its Absolute Maximum Ratings, and check whether there is a possibility of a ground loop which may damage the equipment.

HIL Breakout Board

To enable a fast start, Typhoon HIL has designed an interface board, featuring spring-cage connectors which break out all signals from the connected HIL. These connectors hold bare copper wires in place via spring-type contacts, which are actuated by a finger or a small screwdriver. An example of such a setup, featuring a HIL Breakout Board 2.1, is shown in Figure 1.

For more information please visit the HIL Breakout Board product documentation.
Figure 1. Wire interfacing example, HIL Breakout Board

DIN41612 crimp connector

If no HIL Breakout Board is available, the preferred method is to use a DIN41612 connector which provides access to individual wires. An example of such a connector is HARTING 09030963214, as illustrated in Figure 2.

Figure 2. Wire interfacing example, DIN41612 connector

Jumper wires

Another option for a fast start is the use of jumper wires, as illustrated in Figure 3

Figure 3. Wire interfacing example, jumper wires

Recommended material or supplies

Table 1. Recommended material or supplies
Part Number Manufacturer Description
20001 Typhoon HIL HIL Breakout Board
PRT-09390 SparkFun Electronics Jumper Wires Premium 12" F/F Pack of 100
PRT-09386 SparkFun Electronics Jumper Wires Premium 12" M/F Pack of 100
09030963214 HARTING DIN41612 connector housing, 96 pin, for crimped wires, 20-28AWG
09020008484 HARTING Crimp contact for DIN41612 connector housing, 20-28AWG