FPC/FFC

FPC / FFC Product Category
 

I-PEX FPC/FFC連接器

自動鎖扣連接器

I-PEX® EVAFLEX® FPC/FFC 連接器具有自動鎖扣功能,可實現一步現嵌合FPC/FFC,比傳統FPC/FFC連接器更堅固耐用。EVAFLEX®連接器有360度EMI屏蔽(ZenShield™)選項,支持高數據速率傳輸以及高達125℃的高溫應用。這些連接器的獨特的鎖扣特性使其易於操作,高速傳輸和高溫的選擇使其適合於汽車應用。

 

ZIF和LIF FPC/FFC連接器

I-PEX® MINIFLEX® FPC/FFC 連接器,俗稱 ZIF 或 LIF,提供低成本選擇,pin pitch 範圍從 0.5 mm 小至 0.175 mm(世界範圍內較小尺寸之一)。連接器高度範圍從堅固的 2.5 mm 低至 0.55 mm(業內較低高度之一)。該連接器提供特有的帶FPC凹槽口設計的機械鎖扣款式 , 非常適用於需要更大FPC保持力和加強FPC保持力的小Pin數應用。這些連接器有一個機械鎖扣選項與FPC凹槽口解鎖功能。他們是對FPC保持力要求較高和需要加強FPC保持力的小pin數應用的理想選擇。

 

 

Contents :


Why Select I-PEX Auto-Lock FFC Connectors?

Auto-Lock Mechanism
High-Speed Transmission
High Temperature Resistance

Why Select I-PEX FPC Connectors?

Mechanical Lock Creates High Retention Force
Hold Down to Improve Strength of Side Wall and Prevent Actuator Drop-off
Accidental operation without the FPC inserted is no problem

 

 

Why select I-PEX Auto-Lock FFC connectors?


1 ) Auto-Lock Mechanism

Auto-lock-GIF ◆ One-step operation helps improve productivity and is also designed for robotic automation.
 ◆ Auto-lock structure reliably holds the notched FFC, creating excellent retention force against pulling and vibration.
 ◆ You can hear and feel the connector click when mating, which will prevent half-mating insertion.

2 ) High-Speed Transmission

High-transmission-GIFMulti-point ground contacts are provided for adequate impedance-matched shielded FFC. Connector design was developed for high-speed transmission by FFC creating EMI signal integrity.
◆ 4+Gbps : EVAFLEX® 5-SE-GHTEVAFLEX® 5-SE-GVT
◆ 8+Gbps : EVAFLEX® 5-VS
◆ 10+Gbps : EVAFLEX® 5-HD
◆ 16+Gbps : EVAFLEX® 5

3 ) High Temperature Resistance

High-temp-GIF
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We have a variety of products that work in high-temperature environments, especially automotive applications.
◆ -40℃~+105℃ : EVAFLEX® 5-VS
◆ -40℃~+125℃ : EVAFLEX® 5-SEEVAFLEX® 5-SE-GHTEVAFLEX® 5-SE-GVT 

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Why select I-PEX FPC connectors?


1 ) Mechanical Lock Creates High Retention Force

dw5High retention force is created by the lock contacts. These contacts are on both side walls of the connector and are designed to catch and hold the designated cut out area of the FPC. The mechanical lock ensures approximately 1.7 times higher resistance compared to our 0.3 mm pitch, 19 pin count connectors without a mechanical lock. This connector is not only ideal for high vibration environments, but it is also suitable for applications that require high FPC retention. FPC retention force comparison chart is here
[ The mechanical structure shown here is a hybrid type of FPC and discrete wire connector, DW 5. This mechanical l lock structure is also adapted for MINIFLEX series.]


I-PEX 0.3 mm pitch connector
FPC retention force comparison (19P)
Without Lock With Lock
MINIFLEX 3-BFN MINIFLEX 3-BFN LK
6.7 N 11.34 N

 ◆Connector with mechanical lock 0.3 mm pitch
 MINIFLEX 3-BFN LK (0.3 mm, High pin count available)
 MINIFLEX 3-BFN L-LK-HD (0.3 mm, High pin count, robust)
 MINIFLEX 3-BFNH L-HD (0.3mm, Robust type)
 

Mechanical lock

◆Connector with mechanical lock from 0.4 mm ~ 0.5 mm pitch
MINIFLEX 4-ST (0.4 mm, Super low profile, 0.50 mm)
MINIFLEX 5-BFN II LK (0.5 mm, High temperature resistance)
DW 5 (0.5 mm, Hybrid type for FPC and discrete wire)

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2 ) Hold Down to Improve Strength of Side Wall and Prevent Actuator Drop-off

MFX_Actuator(HD)Have you ever faced actuator drop-off during assembly? Certain I-PEX FPC/FFC connectors were developed with improved side wall hold down features that help the actuator from dropping off.

MFX_Actuator(Strength)When hold down is soldered, it prevents both side walls from piling-off action and distortion.

< Comparison chart with hold down and without hold down>

(N) Without hold down
Test from outside Inside out test
AVG. 2.353 2.257
MAX. 2.45 2.40
MIN. 2.24 2.12

Ten times higher than without hold down!!

(N) With hold down
Test from outside Inside out test
AVG. 23.790 21.720
MAX. 24.25 22.21
MIN. 23.41 21.24

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3 ) Accidental operation without the FPC inserted is no problem!

I-PEX's MINIFLEX series was developed with reliable features such as the ability to open and close the connector without the FPC inserted.

3-1 ) Connector will still function reliably

MINIFKEX F3-1MINIFLEX 3-1G

 

3-2 ) Connector still performs even though the insertion force went up

MINIFLEX F3-2
Operation without FPC insertion, basic FPC insertion force will increase.

MINIFLEX F3-2G

 

3-3 ) Retention force connector does not change

MINIFLEX F3-3
No temperature change, and no refflow soldering should be done
when actuator is in closed state. It is strongly recommended to avoid any actuator open
and close operation without FPC inserted from the beginning.

MINIFLEX F3-3G

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