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Rectangular RC Connectors Product Overview

RC Stackable connectors break the normal convention of plug and receptacle mated sets. Instead, a single RC connector acts as both a plug and receptacle connector with a round pin "plug" contact at one end, a female socket "receptacle" contact at the other end and a solderless, compliant printed wiring boards (PWB) termination in the middle.

In addition, insulated wire connectors are available for signal input to the board stack. The RC connector has outpaced military specifications and is customizable to meet customer requirements. The connector contact configuration range is from 28 to 300 contacts. The connector can be configured to meet custom select load requirements.

Additional Details

  • AirBorn RC StackableContact Current Rating: 3 Ampere
  • Operating Temperature: -65º to +125 º C or -85º to +257 º F
  • DWV Test Voltage: 750 V, RMS, 60 Hz @ sea level
  • Insulation Resistance: 5,000 megohms minimum @ 500 VDC
  • Durability: 500 connector mating cycles
  • Contact Resistance: 3 to 5 milliohms (contact length dependent)
  • Contact Engagement Force: 4.0 oz. (113 g.) maximum w/.0246” diameter test pin
  • Contact Separation Force: 0.5 oz. (14 g.) minimum w/.0226” diameter test pin
  • Total Mating Force: Maximum 4.0 oz (113 g.) x number of contacts; Average 2.5 oz. (70 g.) x number of contacts
  • Compliant Insertion and Removal Forces: Maximum insertion force…22.5 pounds (10.22 Kg.); Minimum retention force after conditioning…4.5 pounds (2.04 Kg.)
  • Suggested Board and Plated Through Hole Requirements:
    • Board material - FR-4 with 1.0 oz. copper
    • Minimum board thickness - .058 inches
    • Drilled Hole - .0319 inches to .0339 inches
    • Copper plating thickness - .0010 inches minimum
    • Tin-lead plating thickness - .0003 inches minimum
    • Electroplated tin-lead composition – 63/37 (Sn/Pb)
    • Finished hole diameter - .028 inches +/-.002

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