Removable SMT Jumper Links
Easy-to-use Links cut the cost of LED array assembly, simplify rework and cut production time
Harwin presents an easy means of connecting LED arrays together, simply and effectively removing any need for post-assembly soldering operations, and facilitating rework both in the factory and in the field.
Clip and Bar System
The Removable Link system comprises Surface Mount clips and removable linking bars. The clips are provided in tape and reel packaging for automated placement, 10K per reel. Bars are bulk-packed in 5K bags for the electrical connection between the clips. The complete system provides secure retention for the linking bars, whilst allowing them to be speedily removed and replaced if a failed LED array or panel requires replacement. The clips are available in both Vertical and Horizontal orientations.
These products allow users to further automate the processes involved in manufacturing and assembling multiple LED arrays, eliminating manual soldering and/or the use of more costly conventional connectors. The novel design allows for the removal of an individual array if it fails, without disturbing adjacent PCBs, facilitating easy and quick serviceability and repair.
Removable Links occupy minimal board space. Depending on the choice and layout of the clips and bars, they have been tested to be capable of 3A up to 13A. This makes them capable as a cost-effective PCB connection system for power as well as signal.
Comments the PCB Hardware Product Specialist: "The alternative to our new Removable Jumper Links is either soldering a bar or wire connection, which is time-consuming and risks damaging the board; or the use of a plug-and-socket connector, which is expensive and makes the replacement of any one module within a complex array almost impossible. Removable Jumper Links enable fast connection to all four sides of an LED array, and can even accommodate PCB misalignment."
Although obvious applications include LED lighting tubes, LED lighting arrays, LED signs and other similar products, Removable Jumper Links are an ideal solution wherever a low-cost, low profile, separable connection is required.