Hirose has developed a series of FPC connectors that can be mated by using either its top or bottom contact points, thus providing engineers with product design flexibility. Designated the FH39 Series, the FPC connectors feature a low-profile 0.3 mm pitch and accept standard 0.2 mm FPC, making them the only ultra-low profile ZIF connectors to use standard FPC, according to the company. The FH39 Series connectors provide entry chamfers on all sides of the FPC insertion slot to ensure correct insertion and positioning. A flat upper surface and tape-and-reel packaging facilitate quick installation when using vacuum pick-and-place methods. The connectors also feature a spring terminal structure that adapts to the FPC motion and enables high contact reliability. Halogen-free, as defined by IEC61249-2-21, the connectors have a current rating of 0.2 A and a voltage rating of 30 VAC. The contact resistance is a maximum of 100 mA, including FPC and FFC conductor resistance, and the connectors are guaranteed for 10 mating cycles. 

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