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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Mfr. Part No.516-222-038-102-4
BrandEDAC
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Futurebus+ Male 24 - 4 Straight Liquid Crystal Polymer 2mm Phosphor Bronze Through Hole Gold - - Solder
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RS Stock No. 910-8358
Mfr. Part No.516-020-000-421
BrandEDAC
£5.17
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- Female 20 - - Straight PC 3.81mm Phosphor Bronze Alloy - Gold over Nickel 8.5A 2 kV ac -
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BrandEDAC
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- Male 120 - - Straight DAP 3.81mm Phosphor Bronze Alloy - Gold over Nickel 8.5A 2 kV ac -
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BrandITT Cannon
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Mfr. Part No.516-038-000-101
BrandEDAC
£14.86
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High Speed Female 72 6 12 Straight Thermoplastic 2.5 (Column) mm, 3.9 (Row) mm Copper Alloy - Gold over Nickel - 80 V ac Press Fit
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Hard Metric Type B Female 95 19 5 Right Angle PET 2mm Phosphor Bronze Through Hole Gold over Nickel 1.5A 500 V ac Solder
RS Stock No. 164-9436
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Hard Metric Type B Female 95 19 5 Right Angle PET 2mm Phosphor Bronze Through Hole Gold over Nickel 1.5A 500 V ac Solder
RS Stock No. 295-3530
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BrandITT Cannon
£162.75
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- Female 360 - - Straight Aluminium Alloy - Beryllium Copper - Gold 5A 1.2 kV ac -
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Mfr. Part No.2187626-1
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High Speed Female 72 6 12 Straight Thermoplastic 2.5 (Column) mm, 3.9 (Row) mm Copper Alloy - Gold over Nickel - 80 V ac Press Fit
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Hard Metric Type B Male 95 19 7 Vertical PBT 2mm Phosphor Bronze - Gold 1.5A - Press Fit
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Mfr. Part No.103670
BrandERNI
£6.58
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Hard Metric Type B Male 95 19 7 Vertical PBT 2mm Phosphor Bronze - Gold 1.5A - Press Fit
RS Stock No. 295-3495
Mfr. Part No.086-0032-000
BrandITT Cannon
£12.53
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- Female 60 - - Straight Thermoplastic - Beryllium Copper - Gold 5A 1.2 kV ac -
RS Stock No. 161-4067
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£17.177
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VITA 46 Right Female 144 16 9 Straight Liquid Crystal Polymer 1.8mm Phosphor Bronze Through Hole Gold over Nickel - - Solder
RS Stock No. 340-1046
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£10.36
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