Elastomeric Connectors – A profile

20 10 2011

Elastomeric connectors require no force to insert them to their required position. They also differ from regular connectors in that they do not require soldering.

They could be classed as a very specific type of connector, and are particularly good for use within harsh environments.

Due to their flexibility, these unique connectors excel in shock and anti-vibration applications.

Practical examples for the connectors include;

 -Radar systems

-Calculator displays

-Mobile phones

-Flight data recorders

The connectors are composed of alternating layers of conductive and nonconductive silicone rubber.

This type of rubber ages well so the connectors do not need to be replaced often – the rubber also provides chemical stability and electrical reliability.

Silicone rubber also provides good performance for preventing shocks and vibrations from affecting the electrical conduction.

What other areas are elastomeric connectors used in?

Their specific capabilities make them good in devices such as microphones, speakers, vibration motors and interboards. The connectors have increased versatility which is useful in such applications.

To incorporate these connectors into these applications, users are required to provide deflection force and contact pad alignment.

Challenger Components

Challenger Components are specialists in the connector manufacturing industry, with 50 years worth of experience in supplying relevant and quality electronic components to buyers.

Many of the connectors they provide come from renowned manufactures, including Amphenol and 3M Interconnect. These companies have established global reputations for producing quality finished products across the electronics manufacturing industry.

They supply Input and Output Connectors, Backplane Connectors, Board to Board Connectors, Wire to Board Connectors, Wire to Wire Connectors, Storage Interconnects, IC Sockets, and many more.

They also provide cable assemblies and products for static control and cooling solutions.

For more information on the full range of products available, visit www.challengercomponents.com

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