Surface mount 3-point printed circuit board (PCB) sockets cover pin sizes from 0.80 to 1.90 millimeters for automated production processes
Electronic devices and modules usually require replacement over time. Soldering temperatures also introduce a risk of early failure of these modules. Direct soldering onto the printed circuit board (PCB) is inadvisable. Removal of a failed or damaged module can be difficult and could result in scrappage of the whole board.
“Whereas other contact solutions of this kind only comprise two points of contact to the mating pin, making them vulnerable to exposure from vibrational forces, the new design of the Sycamore Contact gives engineers access to three contact points. This markedly improves operational stability, as well as delivering stronger pin retention and heightened levels of signal integrity”, Harwin explained in the announcement.
- Available in both top-entry and bottom-entry configurations, these sockets have a current rating of 6A and a 15 mΩ (maximum) contact resistance.
- The products come in sturdy construction, which uses beryllium copper with gold plating, and provide upto 500 mating cycles.
- The sockets exhibit an operational temperature range spanning from -50° to 125°C.
- As these components can be supplied in a tape-and-reel format, they are highly suited to automated production processes with the surface mount placement feet also serving as the pickup areas for pick-and-place machinery
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