Switches, Relays & Onboard
JAE Europe – High-performance miniature FPC-to-PCB connectorsSep 14 2005 - Switches, Relays & Onboard [More Switches, Relays & Onboard Articles]
Enabling very low-profile PCB to FPC interconnects within miniaturised,
portable consumer and professional products, the FA5 series connector family
has been introduced by JAE Europe. The parts achieve a mounting height of
1.45mm within a compact 5.5mm mounting depth.
FA5 provides a low-profile cable-to-board interconnect solution for home
cinema, flat panel TVs, portable test equipment, medical instruments,
control and instrumentation panels, and many other lightweight, compact
products featuring slim LCDs.
Zero insertion force design for easy mating is accompanied by a hold down
structure for security and a strain protection mechanism to maximise
reliability. The rotating actuator also enhances handling and use.
The FA5 series is a 0.5mm pitch system, compatible with 0.3 ± 0.05mm
thickness FPC with reinforcement. Two basic variants are available, serving
top mount applications in a range of sizes from 8 to 50 contacts, as well as
bottom-mount applications from 6 to 50 contacts.
Rated current is 0.8A per contact, with maximum contact resistance 40mohm.
The extended operating temperature range, from -40C to +85C allows designers
to use the FA5 series to miniaturise industrial products, field-based
equipment and other devices that are subjected to harsh environmental
conditions. The glass filled LCP insulator also meets UL94V-0.More news from JAE-2005