Release of Back Flip Lock Type FPC Connector by SMK
SMK has developed a back flip lock type FPC, using a 0.5mm pitch, right angle, ZIF structure and a back flip system for opening and closing the cover. The development of the new FPC connector was in response to overcome the difficulty of securing adequate tensile strength in the vertical direction of FPC, a requirement in improving freedom of design and ensuring contact reliability in AV and automotive equipment. The new BF-51 FPC connector resolve this issue by using a structure that directly relieves the load from the cover with its back flip lock. The new FPC has an upper and lower point of contact ensuring secured contact reliability as well as greater wiring freedom within the FPC devices.
The new connector has a height of 1.8mm and it is expected to be used various applications including AV, PC, automobile and office equipment.