Edge Connectors

Edge Connectors
An edge connector or card edge connector is a female socket which mates directly with the edge part of single or double-sided PCB (Printed Circuit Board). The edge of the PCB has metallic tracks on it that engage with the contacts in the socket to provide an external electrical connection. In this way, the edge of the PCB acts as a male connector. The connector is held in place by the friction between the board and the socket
Features of an Edge Connector
Housings: The female edge connector consists of a plastic housing which has an opening on one side into which the edge of the PCB is inserted. Edge connector socket housings are often keyed to ensure that they are used the right way up preventing assembly error. Notches or bumps on the housing help to prevent an incorrect device from being inserted
Contacts: Inside the edge connector housing are contacts which connect with the metal traces on the edge of the PCB on insertion. The contacts are made of metal with a thin metallic plating that improves conductivity and prevents rust and corrosion
Termination Types: Edge connectors with IDC contacts can be terminated directly onto ribbon cable. Edge connectors with pins are soldered onto a PCB
Variations
Edge connectors vary in terms of the following:
Rows: Edge connectors are available with one or 2 rows of contacts
Pitch: Edge connectors are available with a range of contact pitches
Number of Contacts: Edge connectors are available with different numbers of contacts
Orientation: Edge connectors are available with a vertical or right angle mounting orientation.
Applications
Edge connectors are commonly used in personal computers for connecting expansion cards or daughtercards and computer memory to the motherboard. These expansion cards include PCI, PCI Express and AGP cards

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Description Price Body Orientation Gender Number of Contacts Number of Rows Pitch Mounting Type Termination Method Contact Plating Contact Material Current Rating Keying Way Voltage Rating Housing Material Series
RS Stock No. 888-2535
Mfr. Part No.009159004001106
BrandAVX
£0.382
Each (In a Pack of 2250)
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- - - - - - Surface Mount Tin Beryllium Copper 3A - 250 V ac Nylon 9159
RS Stock No. 888-2522
Mfr. Part No.009159002001106
BrandAVX
£0.284
Each (In a Pack of 2250)
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- - - - - - Surface Mount Tin Beryllium Copper 3A - 250 V ac Nylon 9159
RS Stock No. 888-2526
Mfr. Part No.009159003001106
BrandAVX
£0.343
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- - - - - - Surface Mount Tin Beryllium Copper 3A - 250 V ac Nylon 9159
RS Stock No. 174-4977
Mfr. Part No.XC10
BrandAVX
£0.826
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Straight Male 10 2 2mm Surface Mount Solder Tin over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 2.5A Yes 300 V ac Nylon BTB
RS Stock No. 888-2538
Mfr. Part No.009159005001106
BrandAVX
£0.451
Each (In a Pack of 2250)
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- - - - - - Surface Mount Tin Beryllium Copper 3A - 250 V ac Nylon 9159
RS Stock No. 174-4973
Mfr. Part No.009159010061916
BrandAVX
£0.519
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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Straight Male 10 2 2mm Surface Mount Solder Tin over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 2.5A Yes 300 V ac Nylon BTB
RS Stock No. 174-4972
Mfr. Part No.009159006061916
BrandAVX
£0.362
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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Straight Male 6 2 2mm Surface Mount Solder Tin over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 3A Yes 300 V ac Nylon BTB
RS Stock No. 174-4974
Mfr. Part No.XS02
BrandAVX
£0.389
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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Straight Male 6 2 2mm Surface Mount Solder Tin over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 3A Yes 300 V ac Nylon BTB