Board-to-board connector with floating contact alignment supports 25A

April 28, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Hirose has launched a versatile board-to-board connector system that combines specialized floating contact alignment with a high-current carrying capability up to 25A. Part of the FunctionMAX connector family, FX30B Series has a unique contact design that can absorb misalignment up to +/- 0.3mm in the X and Y directions and +1.0mm in Z direction.

This is particularly beneficial when multiple connectors are used on the same PCB, as the floating mechanism offers a degree of play between the contacts during mating to ensure correct and safe mating.
The FX30B Series contact design uses staggered spring contacts that face each other. This design offers sufficient contact deflection in limited space, high contact reliability, and low insertion force. Each facing pair of contacts has four points of contact for increased dependability. The facing contacts also have bent leads that provide increased insulation distance in comparison to traditional straight leads.
Available in coplanar, vertical and right angle versions to meet a wide range of application requirements, the FX30B Series is offered in 2, 3, 4, and 5 positions. The connector pitch is either 3.81mm or 7.62mm depending on Amperage rating requirements. Six keys around the mating face prevent reverse insertion. The connector is TÜV and UL certified. The power connector has a rated voltage of up to 250V AC/DC, contact resistance of 2 milliohm maximum, insulation resistance of 1000 Megaohm minimum, and an operating temperature of -55 to +105ºC.

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