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Interconnect Cost Reduction and Reliability Improvement

CHALLENGE

Methode was tasked with replacing an unreliable PCB-to-PCB jumper-wire interconnect with a reliable connector.

SOLUTION

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Our team of engineers designed a right-angle, low-profile connector using reliable RK contacts.

STORY

Our customer’s existing PCB-to-PCB interconnect design relied on jumper wires and crimped lug terminals, which proved very labor intensive and unreliable. Standard off-the-shelf connectors would not be suitable replacement due to the limited height.

Methode designed a right-angle connector incorporating 5.7mm RK contacts. The connector lowered the connector voltage drop, reduced the overall power loss and lowered the connector cost.





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