Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Modular Connectors deliver more than 100,000 cycles.

Press Release Summary:

Jun 13, 2014 - Available in footprints from 1 x 2 to 2 x 10, SC1 Strip Connectors come in long through hole, standard through hole, and surface mount end configurations. Each contact can carry 10 A and contact point pitches down to .100 in. are supported. Built around high reliability probe, connectors feature deep draw plunger and active biasing, which allows continual internal contact. Applications include battery charging, docking stations, handheld devices, and interposers.

Everett Charles Technologies - Pomona, CA

Original Press Release

High Reliability Combined with Longest Life Cycle

Press release date: Jun 01, 2014

Everett Charles Technologies releases new high reliability standard connector family

Pomona, California, -- Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) introduces a new modular connector family for a broad range of applications in the electrical market.  These connectors are dedicated to provide highest reliability and life cycle of more than 100k cycles and therefore are the superior solution for any high cycle deployment. ECT leverages the experience with the existing high performance contacts to offer these new modular connectors. The adjustable architecture ensures both, economies of scale and customized fit to existing environment.

Technically the reliability is based on multiple features, such as active biasing to allow for continual internal contact, a deep draw plunger make for a low mass had to cope with shock and vibration as well as an advanced compliance to overcome planarity issues.

Each contact is capable to carry 10 Amps. The contact point pitches down to .100’ are supported. Various footprints are available from 1 x 2 to 2 x 10 and can be combined with one of three end configurations: long through hole, standards through hole and surface mount. The “Quick Builder” on the ECT website helps to define the details to request for a quote.

Tony deRosa, Product Manager, comments: “With this new connector family we build on our long-term expertise to ensure highest reliability. Additionally, we modular concept allows for easy customization of a standard product to benefit from economy of scale. We are able to support low and mid volumes as well as large scale production in a very cost-efficient way. ”

To learn more about the ECT high reliability connectors, visit .

About Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) :
ECT (headquartered in Pomona, CA) is the world's leading manufacturer of POGO ® contact probes for a wide range of applications including industrial, medical, military, connectors and testing bare and loaded printed circuit boards. R&D programs address engineering and materials issues that will affect Contact Solutions for the next decade. Methods for maintaining electrical continuity in miniature probes, improved spring technologies, and probe head geometries are under continual review. ECT POGO ® contacts are marketed worldwide through sales offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ECT is a company of Xcerra™ Corporation, which provides capital equipment, interface products, and services to the semiconductor, industrial, and electronics manufacturing industries. Xcerra Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and technologies, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources. Additional information can be found at and