Board-to-Board SMC Connectors with Locking Capability
ERNI Electronics expanded its 1.27 mm SMC connector family with a board-to-board right-angle SMC connector and integrated locking system. The locking system can withstand normal vibration and shock loads, yet still disconnect without using tools. Female (type Q) and male (type B) connectors are available with surface-mount termination and plastic housings constructed of high temperature-resistent LCP material, which is good for lead-free reflow soldering processes. They ship with 12 pins; other configurations are available by request. There is a metal mounting clip. Also, dual-row IDC type B female connectors are available in 12, 26, 50, 68 and 80-pin configurations, with latches designed to snap into existing notches on the mating male connector. The insulators have alignment guides as well. Pricing is $0.80 for volume purchases. Applications include extender cards for data or software and PCB connections where interlocking is requested. Tape-and-reel packaging is available for automated pick-and-place assembly.