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Edge Card

Smiths Interconnect's Edge Card Technology Features:

  • Double-ended edge-card contact modules
  • Available in 4 standard sizes: 14, 34, 58, and 82 contacts (for standard and custom connector designs)
  • Designed for disposable or limited use applications where the edge-card contact module is used in the reusable connector, mating with a pcb on the disposable side
  • Pads on the pcb in the disposable connector provide the mating contacts, delivering reliability at minimal cost
  • Soldering to a pcb mated to the rear set of edge-card contacts, simplifies termination and assembly
  • Fine pitch: 0.60mm staggered contact spacing
  • Cycle life: up to 2500 mating cycles*
  • Operating temperature range: -10°C to +65°C
  • Current rating at room temperature (~25°C): 0.5A per contact (all contacts engaged) / 2.0A per contact (one contact engaged)*
  • Contact resistance: < 40m per contact* (average values, measured after testing … see test report)
  • Sterilizable by Steam autoclave, EtO, or Sterrad®
    • Sterrad® is a registered trademark of Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) division of Ethicon US, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson Company
  • Contacts: BeCu, selective gold over nickel plating
  • Insulator: LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer)
  • RoHS compliant
  • US Patent # 8727795 B2

*When mated with standard pcb