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Parallel Board-to-Board Connectors

Mill-Max Horizontal SMT headers and sockets feature removable caps to make very low profile SMT connections

Image of Mill-Max Parallel Board-to-Board ConnectorsMill-Max Mfg., Corp. has developed a line of horizontal SMT (HSMT) headers and sockets ideally suited for low-profile parallel board-to-board or board-to-component mating. The removable plastic cap provides the convenience of a traditional connector and, once removed, delivers an interconnect system with a minimal surface mount profile.

These sockets (835-43-0XX-40-030001) and headers (328-10-1XX-40-020001) are excellent choices for applications where vertical board stacking is not an option, such as in LED lighting systems which often employ daisy-chained PCBs to minimize overall package height. This series of HSMT connectors has an above-board profile of 0.096” (2.44 mm) with the cap in place and just 0.072” (1.83 mm) with the cap removed. The cap serves multiple functions: it maintains accurate pin-to-pin spacing, enables group placement of low-profile SMT pins and receptacles, and provides a flat pick-and-place surface for efficient automated assembly. After soldering, it may be easily removed to achieve a minimal profile.

The connectors are single row with 0.100” (2.54 mm) pin spacing and are available in two to ten positions. All of them are packaged on tape and reel (1,450 parts per 13” reel) per EIA-481 standards; tape widths vary with pin count. The removable cap material is high-temperature nylon with an HDT of 260°C to withstand most soldering processes.

Each pin and receptacle is precision turned from brass alloy. The receptacle has a highly reliable 4-finger, beryllium copper contact and accepts leads ranging from 0.015” to 0.025” (0.38 mm to 0.635 mm). The standard plating for the sockets is tin on the shell and gold on the internal contact, providing optimal interconnect reliability. The header pins come standard with gold plating.

Parallel Board-to-Board Connectors

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionConnector TypeContact TypePitch - MatingAvailable QuantityView Details
CONN HEADER SMD R/A 2POS 2.54MM328-10-102-40-020001CONN HEADER SMD R/A 2POS 2.54MMHeaderMale Pin0.100" (2.54mm)2820 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER SMD R/A 3POS 2.54MM328-10-103-40-020001CONN HEADER SMD R/A 3POS 2.54MMHeaderMale Pin0.100" (2.54mm)2883 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER SMD R/A 4POS 2.54MM328-10-104-40-020001CONN HEADER SMD R/A 4POS 2.54MMHeaderMale Pin0.100" (2.54mm)2837 - ImmediateView Details
CONN HEADER SMD R/A 5POS 2.54MM328-10-105-40-020001CONN HEADER SMD R/A 5POS 2.54MMHeaderMale Pin0.100" (2.54mm)2703 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 2POS 0.1 GOLD SMD R/A835-43-002-40-030001CONN RCPT 2POS 0.1 GOLD SMD R/AReceptacleFemale SocketBoard to Board1728 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 3POS 0.1 GOLD SMD R/A835-43-003-40-030001CONN RCPT 3POS 0.1 GOLD SMD R/AReceptacleFemale SocketBoard to Board2879 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 4POS 0.1 GOLD SMD R/A835-43-004-40-030001CONN RCPT 4POS 0.1 GOLD SMD R/AReceptacleFemale SocketBoard to Board2814 - ImmediateView Details
CONN RCPT 5POS 0.1 GOLD SMD R/A835-43-005-40-030001CONN RCPT 5POS 0.1 GOLD SMD R/AReceptacleFemale SocketBoard to Board4168 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2018-10-23