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Edge card Technology

Edge Card

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

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)
  • 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 

Ecliptaâ„¢ - ECL Series

Eclipta's™ easy assembly and high density interconnect design make it ideal for use with mapping and ablation catheters, RF generators, home healthcare devices, value medical systems and many other disposable medical devices. Eclipta's™ edge card contact module, in the reusable connector body, is designed for high mating cycle life, providing reliable connection over the life of the reusable device.