There are many ways to terminate a flexible circuit.
Following are common methods for consideration.
Zero Insertion Force connectors are becoming an increasingly popular method to terminate a flexible circuit. Use of a ZIF connector eliminates the need for a mating connector. The flex end “mates” into the connector usually located on the rigid board.
Thru-Hole Connectors or Surface Mount Connectors:
These are the traditionally used connectors in today’s circuit boards.
Sculptured (unsupported) Flexible:
- Robust and durable termination
- Custom built to meet your requirements for pitch, length, and location
- Constructed with most copper and substrate thicknesses
- Retains flexibility during installation
All Flex Power Flex:
Combine strength and flexibility
- Copper to .010″ (.254 mm) allows for higher current capability in a smaller space
- Custom built to meet your requirements for pitch, length and location
- Selective etching allows for more robust termination while increasing flexibility in selective areas.
Crimped Contacts and Displacement Connectors:
- Contacts crimp through the dielectric material into the copper conductor
- Contacts are available for .100″ (2.54mm) or .050″ (1.27mm)
- Centerline housings are also available to encapsulate the contact
Additional Custom Termination Options:
- High Density Circular Connectors
- D Subminiature Connectors
- Surface Mount Connectors and Component
- Pin and Socket Connectors
- Leaded Components
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