Comprised of flexible printed circuit (FPC) and flat flexible cable (FFC) connectors, FH12 Series is available with 0.5 and 1.0 mm contact pitches. Half-tuning fork contacts maintain standard force without relying on connector housing, while flip-lock actuator, which requires 6.9 N of force, eliminates need for side latch and has mounted PCB height of 2.0 mm. Available in top or bottom contact point configurations, series has 0.5 Adc current rating, with 50 Vac voltage rating.

Flexible printed circuit and flat flexible cable connectors designed for ease of use, space savings and reliability... LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 12, 2009 - Providing design engineers with a high reliability, space saving FPC/FFC connector, Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st sec: Index #6806) has developed a versatile series of FPC/FFC connectors. Designated the FH12 Series, these connectors are available with contact pitches of 0.5mm and 1.0mm, and are designed for ease of use, space savings and reliability. "Unlike comparable designs that utilize the housing to support contact force, our patented 'half tuning fork' contacts maintain the required standard force without relying on the connector housing, ensuring long-term reliability," said Tats Arai, president of Hirose Electric USA. "Our flip-lock actuator also eliminates the need for a side latch, allowing customers to place two or more connectors side by side to maximize board space." The flip-lock actuator requires only 6.9N of force to lock as compared to 39.2N for a comparable FPC/FFC connector. The flip lock also has a mounted PC board height of just 2.0mm, further minimizing space. The FH12 Series connectors are ideal for use in notebook computers, printers, PDAs, digital cameras and many other applications. Available in top or bottom contact point configurations and horizontal or vertical mount styles, the FH12 connectors use typical 0.3mm thick FPC/FFC and one version can use 0.18mm thick FPC. Insulation resistance is 500MW at 100VDC, with a maximum contact resistance of 50mW at 1mA. Current rating is 0.5A DC, with a voltage rating of 50V AC. Operating temperature ranges from -40°C to +70°C. For more information about the FH12 Series FPC/FFC connectors, please visit Hirose's website at ABOUT HIROSE ELECTRIC Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading, global supplier of innovative interconnect solutions with 2007 sales of US $1.2 billion to customers worldwide. Hirose employs advanced engineering services, superior customer support and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide value-based connector solutions for various industries, including telecommunication, consumer electronics, computer and automotive. More information can be found on Hirose Electric at FH12 and Hirose Electric are trademarks of Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.

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