Custom board to board PCB connectors are a perfect solution when you need an application specific connector. We understand that you would rather stick to an standard product offering, but some designs call for something out of the ordinary.

GradConn offer a full custom connector service, from making minor changes on existing products to designing and manufacturing bespoke connectors. With affordable and flexible tooling our experienced engineers will guide you every step of the way, from helping design a solution specific to your needs, onto first draft drawings, then samples, approvals and production. Turnaround time on design to finish can take from a few days to a few weeks depending on complexity.

Examples of special connectors which GradConn created working in partnership with customers:
Custom mating lead lengths on PCB headers Custom mating lead lengths on PCB headers- GradConn board to board drawings offer selectable lead length in both socket mating pins and PCB terminating pins , minimums are reasonable...
Custom SMT lead lengths Custom SMT lead lengths – Often selectable on GradConn drawings, if our parts don't fit the PCB footprint you require, contact us.
Blanked holes on sockets and missing pins on headers Blanked holes on sockets and missing pins on headers – offering an inexpensive method of connector polarization. Pin header may only be terminated to socket in correct orientation with the use of this feature, this is especially useful in applications where you don't have the space for a shrouded header solution.
PCB Header and receptacle insulators PCB Header and receptacle insulators – non standard sizes. For a modest tooling fee we can produce non standard header insulators, sockets can be more tricky as sometimes a special contact design is required, however often a standard existing contact can be used.
Kinked Pins on thru hole parts Kinked Pins on thru hole parts – for PCB retention during soldering. GradConn offer kinked pins upon request.
Angled pins on headers Angled pins on headers – angled specific to your design.
Non standard pin spacing pitch Non standard pin spacing pitch – This example is 2.54mm between pins and 3.5mm between rows, we can offer other variations upon request.
Bladed mating pins Bladed mating pins – Allows connection to tab receptacle type connectors but uses a 0.64mm square pin for PCB termination.
Different insulator materials Different insulator materials - Upon request we can offer special materials, this example shows a PCB receptacle produced in Nylon 9T, the standard being LCP.
Different insulator colours Different insulator colours – For example, Natural.
Press fit custom special Press fit custom special - This example was created for a specific custom PCB header design requirement.
Headers with selectively longer pins Headers with selectively longer pins - Allows 'make first – break last' contact.
PCB Header with pins bent in three places PCB Header with pins bent in three places - allows mating on a lower or higher plane.
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