Connector provides Z-axis, board-to-board solution.

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SliderZ(TM) features .050 in. pitch and slide mating action, allowing user to mate or remove one pcb in Z-axis while leaving other pcb undisturbed. Featuring glass-filled polyester housing, connector is UL 94V-0 approved with operating temperature of -40 to 85°C. Current ratings are 1.5 A for 10-circuit connector and 1.25 A for 20 through 60-circuit units. Connector's .110 in. solder tails are designed for standard .062 in. pcbs.

Original Press Release:

SliderZ(TM) Connector from Molex Provides Innovative, Z-Axis, Board-to-Board Solution

Minimize assembly, service, and retrofit costs using the SliderZ(TM) board-to-board connector from Molex Incorporated. When servicing, upgrading, and executing plug-in expansions on printed circuit boards, previous board-to-board solutions required the use of ribbon cable and several connectors linking the two boards together. The SliderZ connector, with its .050" (1.27mm) pitch and "slide" mating action, allows the user to mate or remove one pcb in the Z-axis while leaving the other pcb(s) undisturbed. Available in 10 through 60 select circuit sizes, this versatile connector can be used in a wide range of applications, including consumer electronics (set top boxes, TVs, DVDs, and high-end audio), vending machines, high-end data equipment (workstations and servers), business machines (printers, copiers, faxes, and ATMs) and industrial machines. The
SliderZ connector is rated for up to 1000 mating cycles, for applications requiring frequent service.

The hermaphroditic design means the same connector is used in mating, which means only one part number needs to be ordered and inventoried. Guide rails and generous lead-ins help make installation and board-to-board mating easy. The design also allows for larger manufacturing tolerances with up to 0.062" of
vertical misalignment between boards in the Z-axis. In addition, the connector's .110" solder tails are designed for standard .062" (1.59mm) pcbs.

Featuring glass-filled polyester housings, these durable connectors are UL 94V-0 approved and have an operating temperature of -40°C to 85°C. With current ratings of 1.5A for the 10-circuit connectors and 1.25A for the 20 through 60-circuit connectors, the SliderZ connector has a voltage rating of 30VAC RMS (42V peak).

Select gold plated contacts improve conductivity and reduce required insertion forces. Prominent finger pulls allow for ergonomic unmating and minimize stress to the board and connector. Board locks hold down the connector firmly to the
pcb during the soldering process.

Pricing is dependent on the circuit size and quantity ordered. For example, the 40-circuit SliderZ connector costs $1,525.00 per thousand when purchased in quantities of 50,000 to 100,000 pieces. For more information on this and other Molex products, please visit

Molex Incorporated is a 63-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 54 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries.

2222 Wellington Court, Lisle, IL 60532-1682 U.S.A.
Tel: 630-969-4550; Fax:630-512-8627

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