Hirose increases power rating of Hybrid FPC/FFC connector

Hirose has developed a new hybrid flexible printed circuit (FPC)/flat flexible connector (FFC) that offers significant space-savings.

With a combination of power contacts capable of handling 12A and 0.5A signal contacts, the TF43SW Series hybrid connector features a height of only 1.2 mm, and mounting depth of 4.0 mm. The series is suitable for use with FPC/FFC standard thickness of 0.3 mm (+/-0.03 mm). The TF43SW Series has 66 contacts (positions) with a 0.5 mm pitch and length of 47.88 mm.

An innovative contact actuator design features retention tabs preventing unintended actuator separation. The retention tabs surround the actuator axle and hooks onto the cavity, preventing the actuator from opening. The retention tabs, combined with a 2-point contact design, enhance the reliability and robustness of the TF43SW Series.

The TF43SW Series also offers solder wicking prevention via nickel barrier plating.

The compact TF43SW Series connector is commonly used in portable and consumer electronic applications including smart TVs, notebooks & tablets, gaming systems, HDD & optical pickups, as well as office equipment, medical devices and industrial machinery.