Low profile and compact IDC terminal design from FCI

November 11, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Connector and interconnect systems supplier FCI has created the Griplet miniature IDC connector for wire-to-board terminations.

The Griplet connector offers a robust solution for miniature IDC Wire-to-Board connections. The low profile and compact design makes it an ideal connector where space is tight and ease of installation is important. Each connector has a height of 3.7 mm and a footprint of 4.0 x 6.1 mm.

Specially designed for a stackable pitch up to 12 positions, the common housings are available to secure and protect terminated components. Griplet provides a highly reliable connection, and is suitable in harsh and industrial market applications where direct connection between individual wires and PCB are required.

The Griplet accommodates multiple wire sizes which reduces the total applied cost versus solder or crimp process. Custom made housings are available for automatic pick and place processes. Griplet connectors support wire-to-board applications such as industrial and instrumentation, automation controls, sensors, LED lighting, white goods and automotive.

FCI; www.fci.com