Amphenol FCI clinchers – reusable crimp connectors
The clincher cable family includes a variety of conductors. One of the most popular types is Amphenol FCI. It is from the name of this company that the commonly used name for this type of cables is derived from.
Such cables can safely be used to terminate flat flexible cables (FFC). This is possible due to the great ease of use of this connector. This connector allows you to connect the FFC tape to a standard screw connector or other connector with a popular 2.54 mm pitch. Of course, these elements are also used naturally for the dedicated FCI Clincher connector.
The use of FCI connectors is extremely simple. What you need to do is insert the end of the flat cable into the connector and then crimp it quickly. The snap-in mechanism makes the connection extremely secure. Certainly, it will not disconnect itself, or as a result of random events (e.g. the collapse of the device).
Importantly, Amphenol FCI connectors can be repeatedly mounted on FFC straps in order to be terminated with such a connector. They can be conveniently connected to other devices, commissioning modules or contact plates. FCI cables are widely used in many industries and you will find them in many electronic devices around you!
FFC tapes – easy to install and safe in use
Amphenol FCI Clincher tapes connectors have been designed in a way to ensure maximum safety. The FCI connector is completely safe, has excellent parameters in terms of mechanical resistance, is very tight and has a very low failure rate.
What's more, the cable connection is gas-tight, but it also protects against dirt getting inside. In this way, the electrical connection maintains the highest parameters at all times - low junction resistance and a high level of reliability.
Importantly, the connector housings are equipped with a small window that allows you to control the correct crimping of the cable. Thanks to this, even if for some reason the cable latch is not carried out correctly, there is always a possibility of repair and a standard check of correct assembly. All clincher connectors have additional protection against disconnection. Consequently, they are ideal for applications with shock or vibration.
A lot of interesting applications for FCI clinchers connectors
The main area of application for connectors such as the Amphenol FCI clinchers are FFC cable ties. However, in addition to the main purpose, such components can also be used for other purposes. First of all, it is also possible to connect other flat conductors to the Amphenol FCI connector. FCI cables are also used to work with conductive printed inks on flexible substrates. In terms of modern electronics, they are used for flex printed circuit boards - built on a flexible Kapton or polyimide dielectric.
These types of conductors are extremely widely used in industry, not only for connecting the FFC tapes themselves, but also many devices and sensors. Their exceptional durability makes them very desirable in the industrial production of electrical materials and parts. Membrane keyboards are often fabricated on flexible flex PCBs, and FFC tapes often terminate sensors such as strain gauges, deflection sensors, and pressure sensors.
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