Grounding Contacts

Grounding contacts are surface mountable internal connectors used for circuit grounding (a return path for electric current) of SMT (surface mount technology) devices.

How do grounding contacts work?

Grounding contacts work by providing an electrical connection while also providing protection from static and EMI (electromagnetic interference) noise between a PCB (printed circuit board) and other electronic components, such as speakers, internal antennas, shield cams or secondary PCBs.

Grounding contacts come in a broad array of styles, sizes and heights, to ensure efficient EMI protection and contact. When mounted in a row, they can be used as an RFI (radio-frequency interference) shielding connection for cabinet enclosures and metal boxes. They are designed to maintain positive contact with the mating surface and allow for both sliding and wiping action.

Applications of grounding contacts

Grounding contacts are used in virtually every small PCB application. Some of the typical applications include:

  • MP3 players
  • Smartphones
  • GPS units
  • Tablets
  • PCs and laptops
  • Automotive
  • Industrial equipment
  • eReaders
  • Home electronic devices
  • Video and digital cameras

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Description Price Material Series Current Rating Fixing Method Contact Plating Contact Resistance Dimensions Height Length Width
RS Stock No. 788-4820
Mfr. Part No.S1751-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.155
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Brass - - Surface Mount - - 3.25 x 2 x 1.65mm 2mm 3.25mm 1.65mm
RS Stock No. 173-0841
Mfr. Part No.S1751-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.085
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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Brass - - Surface Mount - - 3.25 x 2 x 1.65mm 2mm 3.25mm 1.65mm
RS Stock No. 173-0875
Mfr. Part No.S0971-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.105
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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Stainless Steel - - Surface Mount - 100mΩ 5.92 x 1.1 x 2.1mm 2.1mm 5.92mm 1.1mm
RS Stock No. 909-4473
Mfr. Part No.S0971-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.21
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Stainless Steel - - Surface Mount - 100mΩ 5.92 x 1.1 x 2.1mm 2.1mm 5.92mm 1.1mm
RS Stock No. 788-4861
Mfr. Part No.S7121-42R
BrandHARWIN
£0.184
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-0837
Mfr. Part No.S7121-42R
BrandHARWIN
£0.085
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-0894
Mfr. Part No.S7061-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.135
Each (On a Reel of 1200)
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Beryllium Copper EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel 20mΩ 6.95 x 2.5 x 5.57mm 5.57mm 6.95mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 122-3515
Mfr. Part No.S7061-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.286
Each (On a Tape of 10)
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Beryllium Copper EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel 20mΩ 6.95 x 2.5 x 5.57mm 5.57mm 6.95mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 788-4858
Mfr. Part No.S1941-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.302
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Beryllium Copper EZ-BoardWare 9A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel - 9.59 x 5.7 x 7.25mm 7.25mm 9.59mm 5.7mm
RS Stock No. 122-3522
Mfr. Part No.S7271-45R
BrandHARWIN
£0.269
Each (On a Tape of 10)
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 1A Surface Mount Gold 50mΩ 3.5 x 1.5 x 2mm 2mm 3.5mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 164-8330
Mfr. Part No.1447360-9
£0.126
Each (On a Tape of 5000)
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Copper Alloy - - Clip On - - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 909-7570
Mfr. Part No.1447360-9
£0.144
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Copper Alloy - - Clip On - - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-0863
Mfr. Part No.S7271-45R
BrandHARWIN
£0.095
Each (On a Reel of 7000)
Units
Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 1A Surface Mount Gold 50mΩ 3.5 x 1.5 x 2mm 2mm 3.5mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-0830
Mfr. Part No.S1741-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.086
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
Units
Phosphor Bronze EZ-BoardWare 6A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel - 5.4 x 3.1 x 2.5mm 2.5mm 5.4mm 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 788-4802
Mfr. Part No.S1741-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.15
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Phosphor Bronze EZ-BoardWare 6A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel - 5.4 x 3.1 x 2.5mm 2.5mm 5.4mm 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 173-0838
Mfr. Part No.S1411-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.103
Each (On a Reel of 1900)
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Beryllium Copper S - Surface Mount Tin 20mΩ 8.79 x 2.28 x 3.85mm 3.85mm 8.79mm 2.28mm
RS Stock No. 788-4808
Mfr. Part No.S1411-46R
BrandHARWIN
£0.214
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Beryllium Copper S - Surface Mount Tin 20mΩ 8.79 x 2.28 x 3.85mm 3.85mm 8.79mm 2.28mm
RS Stock No. 173-0899
Mfr. Part No.S7051-42R
BrandHARWIN
£0.151
Each (On a Reel of 1400)
Units
- S7 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 788-4883
Mfr. Part No.S7051-42R
BrandHARWIN
£0.282
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- S7 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 173-0892
Mfr. Part No.S7111-42R
BrandHARWIN
£0.121
Each (On a Reel of 1800)
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