Hirose FH52 Series Unique Design Provides High Retention Force
Hirose Electric has developed a 0.5mm pitch, zero-insertion force connector for applications that utilize both flexible printed circuit (FPC) or flexible flat cable (FFC). The FH52 Series features a unique design that increases the retention force on the FFC/FPC while making the positioning and insertion of the cable easier. The design of this connector is highlighted by its robust locking structure, a structure that provides stability and excellent actuator retention.
The 0.5mm pitch FH52 Series boasts a mated height of 2mm and an actuator opening that simplifies the FPC/FFC insertion process by allowing the actuator to rotate up to 110°. Side catches were designed into this connector to hold the tabbed FPC/FFC in place; increase the retention forces placed onto the FFC/FPC; provide a guide for positioning; and to maintain a consistent connection. The FH52 Series provides a high retention force of up to 29.01N.
The FH52 Series has a fully enclosed molded structure, including its bottom, to enable the board area under the connector to be used for PCB patterning. The locking mechanism delivers a firm, clear tactile click that verifies the completion of the locking process and reaffirms a safe and reliable connection.
“The FH52 Series delivers a reliable solution for a wide range of applications that need a robust and rugged FPC/FFC connector,” said Rick van Weezel, vice president of sales and marketing at Hirose Electric USA. “This connector is easy to operate and its locking mechanism provides the assurance of a secure and stable connection.”
With a low profile of 2mm, the FH52 Series connectors are available from 8 to 60 positions with an operating temperature range from -40ºC to +85ºC.
The FH52 Series FFC/FPC connector is ideal for white and brown goods, including audio/video/recording devices, car navigation and audio, notebook PCs, game machines, portable medical devices, optical drives, industrial control units, set-top boxes, satellite receivers, LCD TVs, digital TVs, multifunction printers, PPCs, and PDPs.
In addition, the FH52 connector satisfies halogen-free requirements and is flame-retardant to UL94V-0 specifications.