FFC/FPC Connector provides retention force up to 29.01 N.
March 18, 2013 -
With 0.5 mm pitch and zero insertion force, FH52 Series is suited for applications that utilize flexible printed circuit or flexible flat cable. Unit has mated height of 2 mm and actuator opening that allows actuator to rotate up to 110°. Side catches hold tabbed FPC/FFC in place, provide guide for positioning, and help maintain consistent connection. Available from 8–60 positions with operating temperature of -40 to +85°C, connector has locking mechanism that delivers firm, clear tactile click.
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Hirose Electric (USA) Inc.
2688 Westhills Ct.
Simi Valley, CA, 93065 6235
FH52 Series Connector's Unique Design Provides the High Retention Force that is Required in Rugged Environments
Hirose has Developed the Robust FH52 Series, a Halogen-Free 0.5 mm Pitch FPC/FFC Connector
SIMI VALLEY, CA — Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed a 0.5 mm pitch, zero-insertion force connector for applications that utilize both, flexible printed circuit (FPC) or flexible flat cable (FFC). The FH52 Series features a unique design that increases the retention force on the FFC/FPC while making the positioning and insertion of the cable easier. The design of this connector is highlighted by its robust locking structure, a structure that provides stability and excellent actuator retention.
The 0.5 mm pitch FH52 Series boasts a mated height of 2 mm and an actuator opening that simplifies the FPC/FFC insertion process by allowing the actuator to rotate up to 110°. “Side catches” were designed into this connector to do all of the following, hold the tabbed FPC/FFC in place, increase the retention forces placed onto the FFC/FPC, provide a guide for positioning, and to maintain a consistent connection. The FH52 Series provides a high retention force of up to 29.01N.
The FH52 Series has a fully enclosed molded structure that includes on its bottom side, this enables the board area under the connector to be used for PCB patterning. The locking mechanism delivers a firm, clear tactile click that verifies the completion of the locking process and reaffirms a safe and reliable connection.
“The FH52 Series delivers a reliable solution for a wide range of applications that need a robust and rugged FPC/FFC connector,” said Rick van Weezel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Hirose Electric USA. “This connector is easy to operate and its locking mechanism provides the assurance of a secure and stable connection.”
With a low profile of 2 mm, the FH52 Series connectors are available from 8 to 60 (8,10, 11, 12,15,18, 25, 28, 30, 32, 35, 40, 42, 45, 50, 60) positions with an operating temperature range from -40ºC to +85ºC.
The FH52 Series FFC/FPC connector is ideal for white and brown goods, including audio/video/recording devices, car navigation and audio, notebook PCs, game machines, portable medical devices, optical drives, industrial control units, set-top boxes, satellite receivers and LCD TVs, Digital TVs, multifunction printers, PPCs and PDPs.
In addition, the FH52 connector satisfies halogen-free requirements and is flame-retardant to UL94V-0 specifications.
For additional information about the FH52 Series connectors, please visit: www.hiroseusa.com.
ABOUT HIROSE ELECTRIC
Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading global supplier of innovative interconnects, with sales of approximately US $1 billion to customers worldwide. Hirose employs advanced engineering services, superior customer support and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide value-based connector solutions for various industries including: telecommunication, consumer electronics, computer and automotive. More information can be found on Hirose Electric’s corporate website at www.hirose.com.