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Board to board connectors - Female Socket Contact Types

GradConn leaf spring board to board socket contact

Leaf Spring -Two points of contact

  • Strengths:
    • No limit on mating pin length.
    • Suitable for dual entry (top & bottom) applications.
    • Less force required.
    • Design allows lower profile sockets.
  • Weaknesses:
    • Higher Cost vs. tuning fork. 
    • Low retention force vs. tuning fork. 
GradConn board to board tuning fork socket contact Tuning fork - Two points of contact
  • Strengths:
    • Lower Cost vs. leaf spring.
    • Higher retention force vs leaf spring.
  • Weaknesses:
    • Mating pin length is limited.
    • Higher mating and unmating force required.
    • Top entry applications only.

Resources:
1) GradConn's range of female socket board to board connectors
2) GradConn's main board to board connector page

 

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