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16th December 2014 / Wendy Jane Preston

EZ-BoardWare PCB contact from Harwin is secure and cost-effective

Smaller SMT PCB Socket added

New SMT socket accommodates wider range of pins

Harwin has expanded its popular EZ-BoardWare PCB socket portfolio with a new contact which can accommodate mating pins ranging from 0.8mm to 1.5mm in diameter. These new products complement an existing range, enabling Harwin to offers parts with pin diameters from 0.8mm to 1.8mm. A cost-effective alternative to turned PCB sockets, EZ-Board sockets are designed for SMT assembly and are ideally-suited for high volume applications. The components come in industry-standard tape & reel packaging, allowing them to be automatically placed which minimises installed cost.

The new contacts are stackable on 2.54mm pitch spacing. The design features a two point contact system which ensures secure retention, whilst facilitating easy removal and replacement of the socketed component.

Comments Product Manager, Paul Gillam: “Ideal for contact pins, discrete components, sensors etc, these new EZ-Board sockets will suit applications in many mid- to high-volume markets, ranging from consumer electronics through to the industrial, instrumentation and control systems environments. Typical examples include wireless security systems, ventilation fan stators, fire detectors and electronic switches, where low cost, effective connections need to be achieved within the demands of high volume assembly practices”.


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