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RS Components stocks Würth Elektronik SMT LIF connectors for low-profile, lightweight, and secure connection

The SMT LIF connectors deliver excellent cable retention and quick insertion, improving reliability and ease of installation.

London, UK, 1 September 2020:

RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, is now stocking a new range of Surface Mounted Technology (SMT), Low Insertion Force (LIF) connectors from Würth Elektronik. Leveraging low profile, lightweight, and secure and removable connection, they are made to measure applications requiring connection to small displays such as wearables.

The SMT LIF connectors are a wire-to-board solution to fasten wires to a printed circuit board (PCB) inside electronic equipment, quickly and reliably. Designed for flat flexible cables (FFC) as counterparts, they deliver excellent cable retention even in small sizes. They are also easy to insert even when it comes to very thin cables and their optimised design ensures good contact between mating parts.

Another important feature of the SMT LIF connectors is their nickel underplating that prevents the tin-whisker phenomenon. Made using plastic that can withstand high temperatures, the connectors are also lead-free reflow compatible, enabling great flexibility in design.

Other features include fixed metal tabs ensuring a secure product positioning on the PCB and phosphor bronze contacts offering good contact resistance, elasticity, and low wear.

The SMT LIF connectors have a 1mm pitch, 125V AC working voltage, and 30 mΩ contact resistance.

Würth Elektronik SMT LIF connectors are now available from RS in the EMEA region.


About RS Components

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers who are involved in designing, building or maintaining industrial equipment and facilities. We aim to offer our customers unrivalled choice of product technologies, solve problems with innovative solutions and deliver a world-class customer experience, making it easy to do business with us.

We stock more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers. We solve problems and provide a wide range of value-added solutions to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 50,000 parcels a day.
Electrocomponents plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2020 reported revenue of £1.95 billion. Electrocomponents plc has six operating brands; RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark and IESA.

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Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components

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