Würth Elektronik expands its portfolio of FPC connectors
Retention for ribbon cables and flexible PCBs: WR-FPC 1.00mm SMT ZIF Horizontal Back Locking Dual Contact and WR-FPC 0.50mm SMT LIF Horizontal Dual Contact both share protection against wear and loosening of the connection with their dual contact and securing points.
The latter is of particular interest for slender connectors used with 0.5mm pitch cables, which secures according to the LIF principle (Low Insertion Force) without locking—only with the spring tension of the contact.
WR-FPC 0.5mm LIF is available in versions with 6 to 24pins, WR-FPC 1.00mm ZIF with 4 to 22pins. A special feature of the space-saving ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connector is the locking mechanism on the back, so there is no need to work with a lock on the cable side.
Both connectors are intended for automatic surface assembly. Additional solder pads are provided to make the small LIF connector for 0.5mm pitch applications more mechanically secure on the PCB.
Würth Elektronik offers these and other ribbon cables from stock, also in small quantities. Free samples can be requested.