Frequently Asked Questions
Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) Connectors
Q: What position sizes can TE Connectivity provide?
A: We offer odd number position sizes only, unless otherwise stated on the product drawing. We can also offer up to 71P in our 0.3mm series and up to 61P in our 0.25mm pitch series.
Q: What is the advantage of angled flexible printed circuit insertion?
A: Being able to insert and mate the FPC into the connector at an angle makes it possible to mount the FPC connector almost anywhere on your PCB as there is much less clearance needed in front of the connector during mating and unmating.
Q: What is the minimum height of this product series?
A: Among the items in this guide, 0.9mm is the lowest height.
Q: What is the biggest differentiator of TE’s FPC connector series?
A: Our FPC connectors offer the same product function in one of the smallest form factors in the market. Our product also offers a distinct click lock and a larger vacuum pick up area.
Q: What centerlines are your FPC connectors available in?
A: TE’s FPC connectors are available in centerlines ranging from 0.25 to 1.25mm.
Q: Do you have products well suited for a high vibration environment?
A: Our ZIF version FPC connectors have a greater retention force and are suitable for high vibration environments.
Q: Do you have products that are capable of a high amount of mating cycles?
A: Our ZIF version FPC connectors allow for a greater number of mating cycles by using an actuator.
Q: When should I use a top contact or a bottom contact version?
A: If your flex cable contact pads face down, use a bottom contact version. If they face up, use a top contact version. Our dual contact version products can accomodate a cable in either orientation.