Panasonic Industry builds on board-to-FPC connector with CF2 model

Following the introduction of the heat and vibration-proof CF1 board-to-FPC connector, Panasonic Industry has launched a double-row CF2 version for automotive battery management and lighting systems.

There are two parts – a plug and a receptacle – to the assembly which quickly and simply connects a PCB with a flexible printed circuit (FPC). The result is a reliable, vibration resistant high power connection, says Panasonic, making relay wire harnessing sets redundant.

CF2 has 20 pins in two rows, compared to CF1’s four to 10 pins in a single row. Other pin configurations are available on request.

The compact connector has a metal terminal connection structure. It is suitable for automotive applications that require shock and vibration resistance and which can withstand operating conditions up to 125 degrees C. The connector’s double-sided contact and inertial lock structure prevent incomplete mating, to guarantee operational reliability, said Panasonic Industry. The inertia lock construction prevents half-mating, confirmed the company.

Panasonic develops technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive and B2B sectors. The company operates 522 subsidiaries and 69 associated companies worldwide.

Panasonic Industry Europe is part of the global Panasonic Group and provides automotive and industrial products and services in Europe. As a partner for the industrial sector, Panasonic researches, develops, manufactures and supplies technologies and its portfolio covers key electronic components, devices and modules up to complete solutions and production equipment for manufacturing lines across a broad range of industries. Panasonic Industry Europe is part of the global company Panasonic Industrial Solutions.

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