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LED lighting connectors from Gradconn

Posted by AndyHamlinGradconn

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GradConn's experience in the LED lighting sector has led to the development of a comprehensive range of right angle to right angle pcb connectors. From tiny pitch solutions with just 1.5mm height to triple row solution with 120 contacts and everything in-between GradConn have a solution for your planar application. http://www.gradconn.com/right-angle/board-connectors.asp#LED

SMT Solid state lighting connectors (SSL) are available between 1.00mm to 2.54mm pitch, from 2 to 120 contacts, SMD (surface mount design) and thru hole with single, dual and triple row options. All GradConn (SSL) connectors withstand IR reflow temperatures and are fully RoHS compliant.

Surface mount options have proved popular with customers connecting LED strips in Solid state lighting applications; at just 1.5mm height the 1.00mm pitch planar connectors are perfect where space is critical. If your design calls for a wider pin diameter the 2.54mm HH and JS combination offers a more robust option for LED strip designs.

U-Shaped one piece headers are available in single in line or dual in line and provide a economical option for a one piece 'fit and forget' solution, either solder direct into the PCB or use a vertical socket on each PCB if access space is tight and retro fitting the connection from above is desirable. BB02-1F, 2F and 2H offer customisable space between pins and pin height.

Perfect Planar mating

Perfect Planar mating

Horizontal board to board connectors

Perfect Planar mating

 

Non perfect planar mating – SMT Socket with leg on each side leaves gap with exposed pins

Non perfect horizontal board to board mating



Perfect Planar mating

U Shaped Solutions

Single in line - "Socketed" example

U Shaped Connector to two sockets
U shaped to PCB mating

 

Dual in line - "board in" example

U Shaped Connector to PCB
U shaped to PCB mating

 

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