Panasonic Y5B/Y5B/W Series Connectors are 0.5mm Pitch Connector used to secure FPC/FFC with a locking lever. These Series use a back lock type construction which contributes to a slim design of 3.2mm width (3.70 mm with lever). Additionally, a low profile design of 1.0mm height also facilitates device miniaturization.
The Y5B/Y5BW Series Connectors allow for the option of using "lock holding contacts" located on both ends of the Connector that are used to facilitate positioning of a notched FPC and then further enhance the FPC holding force once the back lock lever is closed. These Connectors are also constructed with wall moldings on the four sides on the FPC inlet making positional displacement of the FPC/FFC less likely to occur during insertion.
The use of Double top and bottom contacts construction allows for an improvement of mechanical design flexibility and eliminates the need of using different Connectors (with either top or bottom contacts) depending on the FPC wiring conditions. The Y5B/Y5BW Series Connectors are also designed in a way that allows for wiring patterns to be placed under the Connector.
The back lock construction eliminates the possibility of the lever from accidentally opening if the FPC is tilted upwards preventing a common failure mode. Additionally, the lever locking mechanism can also save time and effort on the assembly production line as the Connector is delivered with the lever already in the open position.
The Y5B/Y5BW Series Connectors from Panasonic can also support speed transmission standard V-by-One® HS digital signaling standard of THine Electronics, Inc.
The Y5B/Y5BW Series Connectors can also support an ambient temperature range of 105°C (for more information on this, please contact your local Panasonic Sales Representative).
Back Lock Type FPC Connectors Overview