7 Tips for Connector Design (2)

3. Consider current load capacity

As the size of the connector decreases, the current carrying capacity of the connector also decreases. In general, miniature connectors can handle currents between 200mA and 500mA, which is almost half the rated current of a larger board-to-board connector. To compensate for the problems caused by the lower current carrying capacity, engineers may need to increase the number of terminals.

4. Consider the stability of the connector

Because damaged connectors need to be reconfigured, refurbished, and marked, the possibility of requiring more expensive new connectors that can be replaced in time cannot be ruled out.

5. Connector for easier replacement

Some products are closed or hermetically sealed. To avoid troublesome soldering work, engineers need to design connectors that are easier to replace.

6. Understand customer requirements

Connector suppliers need to let customers fully express their needs. If there is a misunderstanding in understanding the customer's needs, this is a great obstacle to the connector design process. Especially when designing custom connectors, it is very important to clarify customer needs.

7. Mechanical stress

Temperature, shock and vibration will cause stress between the interface and the circuit. When designing, engineers can use interconnection systems to minimize the accumulated stress between the mounting structure and the connection points, and reduce the impact of these forces on the connector.

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