Myrtle Beach, S.C. AVX Corp. has developed a series of secure lock zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors that provide enhanced robustness and dependability for applications that require high reliability including harsh environments with severe vibration.
The 6288 Series connectors feature a shaped cable construction that guarantees correct alignment and eliminates failures due to misalignment. The moldings in the connector accept FFC/FPC cable and lock shapes to prevent accidental removal of the cable and incorrect insertions. The connector's one-touch flip lock provides audible and tactile "click" feedback that eases assembly; virtually eliminates production process failures, and prevents accidental removal of the cable in the field, AVX said.
The 6288 Series connectors are available in 6 to 60 positions with a standard 0.5-mm pitch and an operating temperature range between -40°C to +105°C. The standard 0.5-mm pitch contacts feature a gold flash finish for higher reliability soldering. Technical drawings of the FFC/FPC shape are also available on request.
The connectors are suitable for automotive applications, including audio/visual devices, DVD and satellite navigation screens, digital speedometers, tachometers, and rear view mirror displays. They may also be used in medical electronic applications such as handheld blood sugar monitors and LCD screens.
Pricing: Typically starts at $0.40 in reels of 2000.
Availability: Lead time is 10 weeks.
6288 ZIF connectors
AVX, 1-843-448-9411, www.avx.com