Discovering Panasonic Narrow-Pitch Connectors

September 16, 2011
By Anonymous

Narrow Pitch Connector Series

Panasonic offers a vast array of Connectors, including the Narrow Pitch Connector Series. These products are slim and low profile, yet they are tough upon contact. This technology includes:

  • Bellows Contact: Contact is formed by bending a thin metal sheet, which provides the contact parts with adequate spring characteristics. This ensures greater resistance to prying forces and drop impact.
  • V Notch: V Notch increases the contact pressure, thus eliminating entry of flux and other foreign particles.
  • Ni Barrier: The exposed nickel-plated portion of the gold-plated contact prevents solder creep despite the ultra low profile of the contact.
  • Porosity Treatment: This treatment creates a coating on the surface with a very thin film to seal pinholes in the gold plating so the Connector is able to resist to corrosion from gas, dust, and etc.

Interestingly enough, it is possible to “modify” the Board to FPC Connector to make the mated high become “variable” by using a different mating feature as shown in the picture below.

Board to FPC Connector

Board to FPC Connector

Panasonic provides a large selection of Board-To-Board & Board-To-FPC Connectors. (Pitch size ranges from 0.35mm to 0.5mm. Pin counts ranges from 10 to 160 contacts, and mated height ranges from 0.6mm to 9.0mm).

For more information, visit the Narrow/Fine Pitch Connectors page on the Panasonic website.

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