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TE Connectivity Free Height Overview

TE Connectivity (TE) Free Height surface-mount connectors are designed for parallel board stacking applications using subminiature connectors to meet today's electronic industry requirements for high density packaging. These FH connectors fit a broad spectrum of interconnect uses and are ideal for application downsizing, such as notebook PCs, scanners, data storage devices, and many other applications which require parallel stacked PCB's. FH connectors provide a range of position sizes form 40 - 440 positions in contact pitches of .5, .6, .8 and 1.0mm. By mating various combinations of vertical plug and receptacle housing heights, board-to-board stack heights from 4-20mm can be achieved in 1mm increments.

Benefits include:

  • Housings are polarized to ensure proper mating orientation
  • Housing walls are robust enough to handle abuse during the customer manufacturing process
  • Optional pickup caps allow for application of the connectors to PCBs using automatic pick-and-place equipment
  • Design flexibility available with a wide variety of stack heights between PCBs without having to make changes to the PCB layouts
  • Variety of plating options available to allow the user a choice in performance and price options
  • 0.8mm Free Height products have been on the market for years with proven reliability and strong signal integrity

Features:

  • Stack heights from 4mm to 20mm
  • 40 - 440 positions
  • Polarized housings to prevent mismating
  • Locating posts for proper positioning
  • Tube, tray, or tape and reel packaging options

Target Markets:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Home Entertainment
  • Data Centers
  • Enterprise Networks
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Security

Applications:

  • Personal computers
  • Tablets
  • Telecommunications
  • Data storage devices
  • Switches
  • Servers
  • Consumer electronics
  • Appliances

See also:
0.8mm Free Height Connector Quick Reference Guide (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.

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