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Z-Axis Connector Elements are compression style connectors that are squeezed between two boards to achieve electrical contact. In most applications, a retaining slot positions the element. Ribs in the slot allow for expansion during compression. Molding slots directly into the end-unit housing can achieve advantages in cost and ease of assembly. Surface-to-surface, gasket-like contact is made that allows for mating differing pad metallurgies such as gold flash, carbon ink, silver ink, or indium-tin-oxide (ITO).
 
brdtobrd img In the pictured application, the main board is built with contact pads and accurately located mounting holes to accept four possible modules. Note that the modules can be at different heights. The connector cost for adding a module is not incurred until a module is needed.

Other advantages of using high density, solderless and one-piece Z-Axis Connector Elements for board-to-board connections are particularly evident when:
 ·  solder bridging of high density connections is a problem.
 ·  a low unit and tooling cost custom connection is required.
 ·  shock and vibration issues are a concern.
 ·  connectors need to be easily replaced.
 ·  vertical space is at a premium.
 ·  horizontal space is at a premium.
 ·  right angle connections are needed in a small physical space.
 ·  alignment of multiple high-density connectors is problematic during assembly.
 ·  existing fine pitch mechanical connectors are too fragile.
Complete connectors can be designed and built in days. Please contact us today for more information.

Applications:

Flat Flex Cable Connectors

Flat Flex Test Sockets

(Chip on Glass)COG LCD Flat Panel Display Connectors

High Speed Module, RF and MMIC Connectors

Medical Miniature Connectors

EL or LED Backlight Connectors

Parallel Board to Board Connectors

Custom Array Connectors

Aerospace-Avionics-Military Connectors

Test Connector Components

Custom Test Connectors and Sockets

Concentric Ring Connectors

LCD Glass Display Elastomeric Connectors

LCD Module Specialty Connectors

Micro Miniature Connectors

Custom Connectors

Z-Axis Connector Company
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