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Female Socket Contact Types

Learn all about the two different contact type we have in our socket types; Leaf spring and tuning fork

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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.

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