Ideal for low voltage connections and grounding to prevent RFI/EMI; suits antenna feeds in wearable and mobile applications

Harwin announces a significant extension to its popular Spring Contact Connector range, with thirteen new models offering design engineers more options to select the best design for each application. The new range includes extended C and Positive Stop models in  nine different heights, ranging from 4.5mm down to low profile designs a mere 1.1mm above board level, enabling smaller, lighter, low-profile PCB designs to be achieved.   Harwin Spring Contact interconnects suit a wide variety of applications and markets, including antenna contacts in wearable and mobile applications, RFI screening, LED lamp connections, RF ID tags, vision systems, PCB grounding and board-to-board contact.

Harwin Spring Contact connectors maintain a positive force against a mating surface and are available in different widths to offer a choice of spring contact forces.  Tolerant to significant mating misalignment, the new design incorporates “positive stop” to prevent damage caused by over compression.  A contact  anti hook up feature is a further benefit.  Specifications include gold-plated contacts and current rating up to 1.0A. Reliable and durable, Harwin Spring Contacts can withstand up to 10,000 mating cycles and operate over a temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius.  Supplied on tape and reel, the Spring Contact Connector range enables low-cost assembly with automatic pick and place machines. 

Comments Harwin Product Manager, Graham Cunningham, “The extended Spring Contact range builds on an already enormously popular product line and now brings even wider choice to design engineers.  Today, the pressure is on to fit ever more functionality into less space, and our ultra-low profile 1.1mm Spring Contact in particular helps designers meet “smaller and lighter” demands.”