Flexible connector solutions from GTK

September 11, 2013  /  Press Release , Connectors

GTK UK announced the launch of its new extensive range of ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connectors for FFC and FPC cable on 0.5mm or 1.0mm pitch.

This connector range is ideal for use when connecting displays to PCBs and can also be used as an alternative to traditional ribbon cable connectors for connection between boards where PCB space is at a premium.

Both the 0.5mm and 1.0mm pitch connector ranges are available for vertical or horizontal cable entry. The horizontal connectors offer the option of top (upper) or bottom (lower) contacts and are available with slide or flip actuators. The slide actuator is the most versatile and offers a high level of cable retention, whilst the flip actuator is particularly suited to mid-board applications. The 0.5mm pitch family are available in 4-60 ways and the 1.0mm pitch in up to 30 positions. Both are supplied in tape and reel packaging as standard, with tube packaging available on request. 

Caroline Ebbage, Business Manager for connectors at GTK said, "Our ZIF connectors are widely used for connecting displays to the PCB and as a cost-effective, space-saving alternative in applications where ribbon cables may previously been used to connect boards. In addition to our standard range we also offer alternative connector heights or PCB layouts, Low Insertion Force connectors and made-to-measure FFC cable jumpers."

Find out more about our range of ZIF connectors