Hirose – Connector for LED lighting modules makes installation easy


Hirose has launched a user-friendly wire-to-board connector for LED lighting modules.

The KN27 series may be used to replace traditional terminal blocks in LED modules. Its innovative design eliminates the need to screw down the connection and to check for loosened terminal block screws.

It therefore offers a more reliable termination which reduces installation variability, time and cost.

The KN27 series features a rugged two- point contact design which provides a reliable connection. The connector has an internal guide which makes cable insertion simple and easy to perform. A push lever provides for easy cable extraction.

The space-saving design is just 4.2mm high in the single-contact version, and has an industry-standard 3.9mm x 11.85mm footprint.

Despite its small size, the KN27 offers a high maximum current rating of 9A. It accepts cable sizes from 18 AWG to 24 AWG.



  • Contact positions: 1 or 2
  • 4.0mm pitch
  • Operating-temperature range: -40°C to 130°C
  • AC voltage rating: 600V single-contact version 320V two-contact version
  • Five mating cycles


  • LED modules
  • Small portable devices