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Connectors free up space for components

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:connector? power component? PCB? board space?

5846 Series

AVX Corp. has developed a series of low-profile board-to-board connectors that feature a small form factor of 3mm stacking height with a 0.4mm pitch contact.

Designated the 5846 Series, the connectors provide increased board space for high-density power components placed between PCBs. The rugged board-to-board connectors are constructed in a pinched contact structure and feature a fully insulated bottom plate that protects the contacts, making the device highly resistant to vibration, drop shock and short-circuits in respect to printed tracks on the PCB.

The 5846 Series connectors are suitable for a number of space-saving board applications, including laptop computers, wireless handheld devices, POS terminals and metering, RF module, handheld test equipment and medical electronics.

The board-to-board connector also employs a Twin Rib contact structure that wipes the contacts clean, during every mating cycle, while at the same time providing low insertion force with a high retention and separation force.

"Due to its ultralow profile and small form factor, our reliable 5846 Series board-to-board connectors significantly reduce installation costs in space-sensitive applications," said Mark Jarman, KEC Product Marketing Manager. "Saving up to 20 percent of board space, the innovative design provides engineers with a flexible, high-performance device."

The 5846 Series connectors are available in 20 to 80 positions with a positive mating contact with audible and tactile "click" feedback. The standard 0.5mm pitch contacts feature a gold flash finish for higher reliability soldering. Technical drawings of the FFC/FPC shape are also available upon request.

Other specifications include 0.3A rated contact current, 50V rated contact voltage, gold plated beryllium copper contacts, UL94V-0 heat-resistant insulator material, and an operating temperature range between -40C to 85C.

Pricing typically starts at $0.40 with a lead time of 10 weeks.

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