Innovative plug connectors

3M is a globally operating, innovative manufacturer of high-quality plug connector systems, raw cables and special cabling. 3M provides a mix of market standards as well as internal developments and customised solutions. Standard products in all established grid spacings.

Plug connector interconnect solutions:

  • D-Sub connectors for circuit boards / cables
  • Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) connectors for circuit boards / cables
  • Memory / PC card connectors
  • Single core IDC
  • DIN 41651 IDC headers and female headers in various qualities
  • Card Edge
  • IDC DIP connectors
  • IDC circuit board connectors 2 and 4 rows
  • DIN 41612 IDC headers and female headers

Backplane interconnect solutions:

  • DIN 41612 Bfm. C and R plug connectors
  • HDC plug connectors with high packing density
  • Futurebus+ - plug connector spacing 2.0 mm in 4 or 5 rows
  • Compact PCI - plug connector spacing 2.0 mm
  • Hart Metric plug connector spacing 2.0 mm
  • High Speed - Hart Metric plug connector spacing 2.0 mm

Plug connectors, headers and female headers

The world of plug connector technology with machined contacts, SWISS made by preci-dip. From standard products through to customised designs.

Standard products:

  • PCP headers and female headers with metric spacing from 1 mm and inch spacing from 1.27 mm in connection types solder pin straight, solder pin angled, SMD with and without positioning and for float mounting.
  • DIL plug connectors and jacks
  • PGA / BGA / PLCC jacks and sockets
  • Spring-loaded contact plug connectors with 1.25 mm and 2.54 mm spacing A selection of this generally customised technology as standard. Permanent connection by a defined compression spring on one side, the other side: solder pin straight, solder pin angled, SMD with and without positioning pins for SIM card and for float mounting.

Customised products:
All preci-dip single contacts (standard and spring-loaded contacts) can be processed as customised products and elements on request and for appropriate quantities. preci-dip is extremely flexible and has immense know-how based on decades of experience.

Plug connectors and headers and female headers with spring-loaded contacts

Besides the established and proven standards such as PCB plugs, DIL sockets and jacks, PGS / BGA / PCC sockets and jacks, special mention must be made of the “plug” connectors with spring-loaded contacts.

Functional principle:

  • preci-dip spring-loaded contacts consist of the contact body (or contact sleeve), the movable contact pin and a compression spring. The (gas-tight) electrical contact is established with a flat fixed contact by the movable contact pin and a defined spring pressure which acts on it.
  • The fixed contact is either another customised counterpiece with fixed pads and/or the circuit board itself with defined integrated pads.
  • The applications are diverse. The numerous benefits of the principle have meant that the product has quickly established itself in a range of sectors. They are designed for use anywhere where high “plug” cycles or the docking of other devices is required. Vehicle fitting (e.g. when docking mobile phones to hands-free devices), medical devices, portable devices for data recording and data processing, industrial automation and test and measuring instruments are just some of the possible fields of application.

Properties:

  • Extremely long service life of up to 100,000 cycles!
  • Outstanding electrical properties
  • Very good vibration and shock resistance
  • Very small, ideal for compact applications
  • Connections using SMD technology (ribbon or carrier), through-hole technology, pressfit or soldering technology.
  • Great design flexibility: Floating contact installation, double-acting contact.

Plug connectors, headers and female headers and optoelectronics

Plug connectors in line with the market standards from a company steeped in tradition and focussed on the internal development of innovative, customised products.

Header spacing 1.27 mm

  • Connection: soldered straight and angled, SMD, injection
  • Various surfaces with 1 or 2 insulators

Header spacing 2.00 mm

  • Connection: soldered straight and angled, SMD, injection
  • Various surfaces with 1 or 2 insulators
  • IDC circuit board connectors for flat ribbon cables, for direct soldering onto the circuit board

Female header spacing 2.00 mm

  • Connection: soldered straight and angled (incl. horizontal), SMD, injection and can also be pushed through
  • Various surfaces with 1 or 2 insulators
  • Jumpers
  • IDC receptacle connectors for flat ribbon

Cable headers, spacing 2.54 mm

  • Connection: soldered straight and angled, SMD, injection
  • Various surfaces
  • with 1 or 2 insulators
  • IDC circuit board connectors for flat ribbon cables, for direct soldering onto the circuit board
  • IDC male connectors, DIN 41651, for flat ribbon cables

Female header spacing 2.54 mm

  • Connection: soldered straight and angled (incl. horizontal), SMD, injection and can also be pushed through
  • various surfaces
  • with 1 or 2 insulators
  • Jumpers
  • Wire jumper
  • Test sockets
  • DC receptacle connectors, DIN 41651, for flat ribbon cables

D-Sub connectors
DVI connectors
Telephone plug connectors
ZiF / non-ZiF connectors

Optoelectronic components

  • LWL patch cable
  • LWL connection cable
  • LWL system technology

Cost-effective switches, plug connectors and connection technology

Our long-term partners in Asia provide cost-effective and high-quality market standards as well as well-priced customised solutions for switches, plug connectors and connection technology. All factories are certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and TS16949. Our CiS Asia network unites everything under one roof, which is ideal for ensuring the successful implementation of customer requests:

  • Toolmaking
  • Plastic moulding machines
  • Punching machines
  • Assembly machines

Consistent sampling using factory samples in connection with factory drawings and initial sample test reports, e.g. incl. in accordance with PPaP (QS9000), prevents misunderstandings and ensures a high level of product safety. This ensures a solid foundation for a successful partnership. You can find some examples of special plugs here. Incidentally: our partners in Asia have also developed outstanding know-how in water-tight connectors.

Plug connectors in line with the market

standards board to board connectors

Headers:

  • Connection type: Solder and SMT, straight and angled with and without positioning pins
  • Spacing: 0.40 / 0.50 / 1.00 / 1.27 / 2.00 / 2.54 mm
  • single and multiple rows with various mounting heights
  • a range of surfaces and coating thicknesses

Female headers:

  • Connection type: Solder and SMT, straight and angled with and without positioning pins, horizontal and vertical mounting and can also be pushed through
  • single and multiple rows - spacing: 0.40 / 0.50 / 1.00 / 1.27 / 2.00 / 2.54 mm
  • various mounting heights
  • a range of surfaces and coating thicknesses

Cable to board connector crimp technology headers:

  • Connection type: CRIMP, solder and SMT, straight and angled with and without positioning pins
  • Spacing: 1.00 / 1.25 / 1.50 / 2.00 / 2.50 / 2.54 /3.00 / 3.96 / 4.20 mm
  • single and double row
  • various mounting heights
  • a range of surfaces and coating thicknesses

Female headers:

  • Connection type: CRIMP, solder and SMT, straight and angled with and without positioning pins
  • Spacing: 1.00 / 1.25 / 1.50 / 2.00 / 2.50 / 2.54 /3.00 / 3.96 / 4.20 mm
  • Single and double row
  • various mounting heights
  • a range of surfaces and coating thicknesses

FFC Connector/Flat Flexible Cable:

  • Spacing: 0.30 / 0.50 / 1.00 / 1.25 mm +
  • ZIF SMT vertical + horizontal
  • ZIF THT vertical + horizontal
  • LIF vertical + horizontal
  • LIF THT vertical + horizontal

Micro Match:

  • Number of contacts: 04 - 26
  • IDC headers for flat ribbon cables AWG 28, spacing 1.27 mm
  • Female headers, soldered and SMT, straight and angled
  • IDC circuit board connector

IDC + Boxheader:

  • IDC female headers
  • Headers, straight, soldered and SMT
  • Spacing 1.27 x 1.27 mm
  • Number of contacts: 10,20,26,28,30,34,40,50
  • IDC female headers
  • Headers, straight and angled, soldered and SMT
  • Spacing 1.27 x 2.54 mm
  • Number of poles: 10,20,26,28,30,34,40,50
  • IDC female headers
  • Headers, straight and angled, soldered and SMT, with and without ejector pins / locking lever
  • Spacing 2.00 x 2.00 mm
  • Number of contacts: 04,06,08,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,30, 34,40,44,50,60
  • IDC female headers (DIN 41652)
  • Headers, straight and angled, soldered and SMT, with and without ejector pins / locking lever and in sandwich, 2 headers on top of each other
  • Spacing 2.54 x 2.54 mm
  • Number of contacts: 06,08,10,12,14,16,20,24,26,30,34,40,44, 50,56,60,62,64

I/O connectors:

  • D-Sub plug and shell and accessories:
  • All variations, number of contacts and connection types as standard and high density shielded and unshielded
  • Modular jacks + plugs
  • All variations, number of contacts and connection types shielded and unshielded
  • HDMI All variations, number of contacts and connection types
  • USB A + B All variations, number of contacts and connection types
  • Mini USB All variations, number of contacts and connection types
  • IEEE 1394 (fire wire) All variations, number of contacts and connection types
  • DVI All variations, number of contacts and connection types

Terminal blocks:

  • Single wire to PCB screw terminal spacing 3.50 / 3.81 / 5.00 / 5.08 / 7.50 / 9.52 / 10.16 mm
  • Screwless spacing 2.54 / 3.50 / 7.00 / 7.50 mm
  • Pluggable spacing 3.50 / 3.81 / 5.00 / 5.08 mm