C&K Components has developed the CCM03 Series of smart card connectors for smart meter applications. These new devices are compatible with SIM/SAM cards and are available in hinged or fixed cover designs, as well as pick-and-place and lead-free SMT soldering versions. With a vibration frequency rating of 10 to 500Hz, a mechanical life of up to 50,000 cycles in fixed cover configurations, and 10,000 cycles for hinged cover variants, the CCM03 Series connectors are well suited for smart meter applications.
Available in either six- or eight-contact variations, the CCM03 Series smart card connectors feature a spoon design that maximizes contact area. The CCM03-3001 features an inlay deposit on the contact area, while the CCM03-3754 and 3013 models contain gold-plated contacts and detectable switch/blade functionality. The RoHS-compliant CCM03 Series has an operating temperature range of -40ºC to +85ºC, ideal for smart meter applications that require rugged and reliable connectors.