Although many spring contacts suit vertical compression applications, it is less common to find parts allowing horizontal operation. Support for multi-directional operation appeals because higher density electronic designs need more PCB connection flexibility.
Current ratings up to 14A allow use in low level power applications, plus signal transfer and enclosure grounding tasks. Typical applications include communications equipment, consumer electronics, industrial control/monitoring systems, instrumentation, retail tracking devices and kiosks.
Harwin’s VP of product, Ryan Smart, said: “Since their initial introduction, we received many customer requests to develop more compact spring contacts, with smaller footprints and lower profiles, as well as taller options. This means our customers can meet a broader spectrum of application criteria.”