SMD spring contacts save space and cost
Harwin has expanded its range of EZ-Spring Contacts with different contact styles and heights. Part of the EZ-BoardWare range of PCB hardware products, the surface mount Spring Contacts - also known as Spring Fingers or Grounding Contacts – are now available in 15 different sizes, ranging from 1.7mm to 7.25mm free height (1.20mm to 6.35mm minimum working height), and are suitable for both vertical and horizontal contact actions.
Designed for easy assembly onto PCBs, EZ-Spring Contacts are used as grounding or shielding contacts in contact with metal frames or shields, or even for general electrical connection between PCBs or similar. Mounted in a row, the contacts can provide an excellent RFI shielding connection for metal doors or other cabinet enclosures. The contact design ensures positive contact with the mating surface, and is tolerant to both wiping and sliding action.
Individual clips are supplied in tape and reel packaging for automated placement, and reduce manufacturing costs by eliminating time-consuming secondary assembly operations. Protected tips prevent product from hooking.