Backplane Connectors

Backplane connectors are electrical parts used to connect several printed circuit boards (PCBs) together within a computer system. Each pin on every backplane connector is linked to the same relative pin of all the other connectors to form a computer bus transceiver. Backplane connectors provide stable electrical connections between the components and the printed circuit boards.

What are backplane connectors used for?

Backplane connectors are used in PCBs for computerised devices. Wire-wrapped connectors are typically used in minicomputers and high-reliability applications in the manufacturing industry. Backplane connectors function as safety parts in heavier components like video cards and peripheral devices to ensure these do not damage the PCB or become disconnected.

Types of backplane connectors

There are three types of backplane connector:

  • Butterfly backplane connectors are used in boards with switchless designs, to lower data latency and overall system cost.
  • Active backplane connectors are standard in boards that contain a bus control and motherboard circuitry but no complex processor components.
  • Passive backplane connectors are universal in boards with buses and drivers that need to transmit data and interface with the operating system.

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Description Price Backplane Connector Type Gender Number of Contacts Number of Columns Number of Rows Body Orientation Housing Material Pitch Contact Material Mounting Type Contact Plating Current Rating Voltage Rating Termination Method
RS Stock No. 259-9568
Mfr. Part No.516-020-000-302
BrandEDAC
£6.90
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- Male 20 - - Straight - - Phosphor Bronze - Gold 8.5A - -
RS Stock No. 259-9574
Mfr. Part No.516-020-000-401
BrandEDAC
£8.56
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- Female 20 - - Straight - - Phosphor Bronze - Gold 8.5A - -
RS Stock No. 798-9840
Mfr. Part No.354146
BrandERNI
£7.14
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Hard Metric Female 95 - 5 Right Angle PBT 2mm Phosphor Bronze - Gold 1A - Press-In
RS Stock No. 341-8965
Mfr. Part No.127050-0204
BrandITT Cannon
£89.97
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- Male 156 - - Straight Aluminium Alloy - Beryllium Copper - Gold 5A 1.2 kV ac -
RS Stock No. 917-5226
Mfr. Part No.354146
BrandERNI
£7.42
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Hard Metric Type B Female 95 - 5 Right Angle PBT 2mm Phosphor Bronze - Gold 1A - Press-In
RS Stock No. 161-5411
Mfr. Part No.354146
BrandERNI
£6.331
Each (In a Tray of 32)
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Hard Metric Female 95 - 5 Right Angle PBT 2mm Phosphor Bronze - Gold 1A - Press-In
RS Stock No. 259-9625
Mfr. Part No.516-056-000-401
BrandEDAC
£12.22
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- Female 56 - - Straight Plastic 3.81mm Phosphor Bronze - Gold 8.5A - -
RS Stock No. 259-9603
Mfr. Part No.516-038-000-401
BrandEDAC
£13.74
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- Female 38 - - Straight - - Phosphor Bronze - Gold 8.5A - -
RS Stock No. 447-083
Mfr. Part No.DRP116
BrandMcmurdo
£41.20
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- Male 16 - 2 Straight DAP 4.7mm Copper Alloy - Gold 5A 800 V ac/dc Solder
RS Stock No. 341-8993
Mfr. Part No.127050-0208
BrandITT Cannon
£67.43
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- Female 156 - - Straight Aluminium Alloy - Beryllium Copper - Gold 5A 1.2 kV ac -
RS Stock No. 259-9580
Mfr. Part No.516-038-000-302
BrandEDAC
£7.73
Each
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- Male 38 - - Straight - - Phosphor Bronze - Gold 8.5A - -
RS Stock No. 341-8959
Mfr. Part No.127050-0212
BrandITT Cannon
£104.76
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- Male 96 - - Straight Aluminium Alloy - Beryllium Copper - Gold 5A 1.2 kV ac -
RS Stock No. 295-3502
Mfr. Part No.127050-0109
BrandITT Cannon
£166.07
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- Male 260 - - Straight Aluminium Alloy - Beryllium Copper - Gold 5A 1.2 kV ac -
RS Stock No. 135-4436
Mfr. Part No.1410187-3
£93.33
Each (In a Tube of 17)
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VITA 46 Centre Male 112 16 7 Right Angle Liquid Crystal Polymer 1.8mm Phosphor Bronze Through Hole Gold over Nickel - - Solder
RS Stock No. 163-8327
Mfr. Part No.1410189-3
£49.31
Each (In a Tube of 30)
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VITA 46 Left Male 56 8 7 Right Angle Liquid Crystal Polymer 1.8mm Phosphor Bronze Through Hole Gold over Nickel - - Solder
RS Stock No. 196-176
Mfr. Part No.1410189-3
£47.28
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VITA 46 Left Male 56 8 7 Right Angle Liquid Crystal Polymer 1.8mm Phosphor Bronze Through Hole Gold over Nickel - - Solder
RS Stock No. 196-154
Mfr. Part No.1410187-3
£90.76
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VITA 46 Centre Male 112 16 7 Right Angle Liquid Crystal Polymer 1.8mm Phosphor Bronze Through Hole Gold over Nickel - - Solder
RS Stock No. 259-9619
Mfr. Part No.516-056-000-302
BrandEDAC
£8.95
Each
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- Male 56 - - Straight - - Phosphor Bronze - Gold 8.5A - -
RS Stock No. 910-6778
Mfr. Part No.516-290-591
BrandEDAC
£564.55
1 Reel of 1800
Reel(s)
- - - - - Straight - - Phosphor Bronze Alloy - Gold over Nickel 8.5A - -
RS Stock No. 447-106
Mfr. Part No.DRP124
BrandMcmurdo
£46.68
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- Male 24 - 2 Straight DAP 4.7mm Copper Alloy - Gold 5A 800 V ac/dc Solder
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