Rotatable board-to-board connectors – in distribution

October 03, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor TTI has Amphenol FCI's RotaConnect rotatable board-to-board connector that can be used anywhere on a PCB; its hermaphrodic design “mates to itself” at any angle between +90 degrees and -60 degrees.

A dual beam contact ensures reliability in industrial applications including control boards, sensors, actuators and automotive lighting: its self-guided design ensures correct positioning and prevents mis-mating. Electrical performance of the RotaConnect range includes a current rating up to 5A and operating voltage of 125V. Rated for an operating temperature range of -40C to +125C, and with a durable mechanical performance up to 20 mating cycles, the RotaConnect series also offers a number of optional features, including a hold-down option for improved retention on the PCB and locating pegs for easy positioning, even when being manually assembled. Physical properties include a high temperature thermoplastic housing to UL94V-0, copper alloy contacts and proprietary GXT (palladium nickel alloy with gold flash) plating. The RotaConnect WTB interconnect series includes devices with 2 contacts (1 male, 1 female) or 4 contacts (2 male, 2 female), both available with or without locating pegs.