RS Components adds tough-contact connectors from Panasonic Industry Europe

Narrow-pitch tough-contact connectors from Panasonic Industry Europe are designed for use in industrial equipment and consumer applications. The 40 connector products are available from distributor, RS Components.

In electronic device assembly and manufacturing, connectors are required to be as compact as possible and reliable. To fulfil these requirements, Panasonic has developed narrow-pitch connectors that use the company’s ‘tough-contact’ technology, including flat printed circuit (FPC) and flexible flat cable (FFC) connectors, as well as board-to-board and board-to-FPC types.

The slim-profile connectors are suited to applications where space is at a premium, while also offering excellent shock and vibration resistance. The connectors offer high tolerance to twisting and dropping and resistance to dust, foreign particles and corrosive gases.

The Panasonic FPC and FFC connectors are one-piece devices which have a back lock structure. They are particularly suitable for low profile equipment or where the design requires the horizontal insertion of flex cable. Operating over the –55 to +85 degrees C ambient temperature range, pitch types include 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5mm devices with a range of mating heights from 0.6 to 1.8mm.

The board-to-board connectors comprise socket and header and have a tough contact structure ensuring high reliability. This is suitable for applications where space limitations mean that it is necessary to stack PCBs or mount modules on a motherboard, enabling parallel connections between PCBs with one-to-one signal transmission. The board-to-FPC connectors can be used for small modules and for connecting flexible and rigid circuit boards. Both ranges offer pitches of 0.35, 0.4 and 0.5mm and mating heights from 0.6 to 9mm. Electrical characteristics include a maximum power current of 5A and maximum power and signal currents per pin of one and 0.5A, respectively.

The Panasonic narrow-pitch tough-contact connector range is shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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