Edge Connectors

An edge connector or card edge connector is a female socket which mates directly with the edge part of single or double-sided PCB (Printed Circuit Board). The edge of the PCB has metallic tracks on it that engage with the contacts in the socket to provide an external electrical connection. In this way, the edge of the PCB acts as a male connector. The connector is held in place by the friction between the board and the socket


Features of an Edge Connector



  • Housings: The female edge connector consists of a plastic housing which has an opening on one side into which the edge of the PCB is inserted. Edge connector socket housings are often keyed to ensure that they are used the right way up preventing assembly error. Notches or bumps on the housing help to prevent an incorrect device from being inserted

  • Contacts: Inside the edge connector housing are contacts which connect with the metal traces on the edge of the PCB on insertion. The contacts are made of metal with a thin metallic plating that improves conductivity and prevents rust and corrosion

  • Termination Types: Edge connectors with IDC contacts can be terminated directly onto ribbon cable. Edge connectors with pins are soldered onto a PCB.

Variations


Edge connectors vary in terms of the following:



  • Rows: Edge connectors are available with one or 2 rows of contacts
  • Pitch: Edge connectors are available with a range of contact pitches
  • Number of Contacts: Edge connectors are available with different numbers of contacts
  • Orientation: Edge connectors are available with a vertical or right angle mounting orientation.

Where are edge connectors used?


Edge connectors are commonly used in personal computers for connecting expansion cards or daughtercards and computer memory to the motherboard. These expansion cards include PCI, PCI Express and AGP cards


...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 81 - 100 of 458 products
Results per page
Description Price Body Orientation Gender Number of Contacts Number of Rows Pitch Mounting Type Termination Method Contact Plating Contact Material Current Rating Keying Way Voltage Rating Housing Material Series
RS Stock No. 901-2093
Mfr. Part No.MEC1-140-02-L-D
BrandSamtec
SGD11.24
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Straight Female 80 2 1mm Surface Mount Solder Gold over Nickel, Tin over Nickel Beryllium Copper 2.2A - 300 V ac Liquid Crystal Polymer MEC1
RS Stock No. 888-2538
Mfr. Part No.009159005001106
BrandAVX
SGD0.847
Each (In a Pack of 2250)
units
- - - - - - Surface Mount Tin Beryllium Copper 3A - 250 V ac Nylon 9159
RS Stock No. 335-640
Mfr. Part No.45719-0004
BrandMolex
SGD15.85
Each
units
Straight Female 4 2 - Through Hole Solder Gold over Nickel Copper Alloy 40A - 250 V Liquid Crystal Polymer BUS BAR SOCKET EXTREME POWER-EDGE
RS Stock No. 200-0367
Mfr. Part No.MEC1-105-02-F-D-RA1-SL
BrandSamtec
SGD8.30
Each
units
Vertical Female - 1 1mm Surface Mount - - - 2.2A - - - MEC1
RS Stock No. 174-2021
Mfr. Part No.200890-0106
BrandMolex
SGD0.511
Each (In a Bag of 300)
units
Right Angle Female 6 1 2mm Straddle Mount Crimp - - 3A - 125 V Nylon EDGELOCK
RS Stock No. 720-3647
Mfr. Part No.10039755-10101TLF
SGD5.344
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Straight Female 64 2 1mm Through Hole Press-In Gold over Nickel Copper Alloy - - - Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon -
RS Stock No. 680-5258
Mfr. Part No.5120524-1
SGD10.88
Each
units
Straight Female 64 - 1mm Surface Mount Solder Gold over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 500mA - - Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 179-8809
Mfr. Part No.HSEC8-120-01-S-DV-A
BrandSamtec
SGD6.20
Each (In a Tray of 84)
units
Vertical Female 40 2 0.8mm Surface Mount Solder Gold Beryllium Copper 2.8A - - Liquid Crystal Polymer HSEC8-DV
RS Stock No. 197-6746
Mfr. Part No.HSEC8-125-01-L-DV-A
BrandSamtec
SGD4.784
Each (In a Tray of 84)
units
Vertical Female 10 1 0.8mm Surface Mount - - - 2.8A - - - HSEC8
RS Stock No. 174-2024
Mfr. Part No.200890-0204
BrandMolex
SGD0.546
Each (In a Bag of 400)
units
Right Angle Female 4 1 2mm Straddle Mount Crimp - - 3A - 125 V Nylon EDGELOCK
RS Stock No. 173-8647
Mfr. Part No.10018783-11110TLF
SGD0.832
Each (In a Tray of 70)
units
Straight Female 36 2 2mm Through Hole Solder Gold over Nickel Copper Alloy - - - Nylon -
RS Stock No. 180-2698
Mfr. Part No.HSEC8-120-01-S-DV-A-K-TR
BrandSamtec
SGD7.09
Each
units
Vertical Female 40 2 0.8mm Surface Mount Solder Gold Beryllium Copper 2.8A - - Liquid Crystal Polymer HSEC8-DV
RS Stock No. 200-0378
Mfr. Part No.MEC1-120-02-L-D-NP-A
BrandSamtec
SGD10.44
Each
units
Vertical Female - 1 1mm Surface Mount - - - 2.2A - - - MEC1
RS Stock No. 901-2116
Mfr. Part No.MEC1-120-02-L-D-RA1-SL
BrandSamtec
SGD11.915
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Right Angle Female 40 2 1mm Surface Mount Solder Gold over Nickel, Tin over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 1.6A - - Liquid Crystal Polymer MEC1-RA
RS Stock No. 180-2483
Mfr. Part No.HSEC8-110-01-S-DV-A-K-TR
BrandSamtec
SGD4.285
Each (On a Reel of 350)
units
Vertical Female 20 2 0.8mm Surface Mount Solder Gold Beryllium Copper 2.8A - - Liquid Crystal Polymer HSEC8-DV
RS Stock No. 200-0386
Mfr. Part No.MEC1-150-02-S-D-A
BrandSamtec
SGD17.105
Each (In a Tube of 10)
units
Vertical Female - 1 1mm Surface Mount - - - 2.2A - - - MEC1
RS Stock No. 767-6828
Mfr. Part No.HSEC8-110-01-L-DV-A
BrandSamtec
SGD4.94
Each
units
Straight Female 20 2 0.8mm Surface Mount SMT Gold over Nickel Beryllium Copper 3.1A - - Liquid Crystal Polymer HSEC8-DV
RS Stock No. 180-5013
Mfr. Part No.HSEC8-160-01-SM-DV-A
BrandSamtec
SGD10.39
Each
units
Vertical Female 120 2 0.8mm Surface Mount Solder Gold Beryllium Copper 2.8A - - Liquid Crystal Polymer HSEC8-DV
RS Stock No. 876-7427
Mfr. Part No.70MRCK8-EC
BrandGrayhill
SGD130.64
Each
units
Straight - 16 1 - Rack Mount Screw - - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 197-6753
Mfr. Part No.HSEC8-140-01-S-D-EM2
BrandSamtec
SGD21.04
Each
units
Vertical Female 10 1 0.8mm Surface Mount - - - 2.8A - - - HSEC8
Related Products
Gold-flashed or gold-plated contacts. Glass-filled diallyl phthalate mouldings. ...
Description:
Gold-flashed or gold-plated contacts. Glass-filled diallyl phthalate mouldings. Single-sided types have backing contacts.,Metal feet types Single- and double-sided edge connectors with removable metal feet. 32-way type supplied with polarising key. 43-way types have position 37 fitted with a polarising key. ...
1.27mm Pitch JAE TX24/TX25 Series Connectors long electrical ...
Description:
1.27mm Pitch JAE TX24/TX25 Series Connectors long electrical engagement length results in a highly reliable and stable connection. Non-pin type contacts with the connector withstand mating and unmating twisting forces and an excellent "click action" design assures a true connection. ...
Vertical Card Edge connectors for PCI Express technology ...
Description:
Vertical Card Edge connectors for PCI Express technology on a 1.00mm pitch. Offer 1,4,8 or 16 serial PCI Express links to scale different bandwith requirementsEach serial link supports 2.5Gbps (per direction)Retention locks available (see 615-9546).
Vertical Card Edge connectors for PCI Express technology ...
Description:
Vertical Card Edge connectors for PCI Express technology on a 1.00mm pitch. Offer 1,4,8 or 16 serial PCI Express links to scale different bandwith requirementsEach serial link supports 2.5Gbps (per direction)Retention locks available (see 615-9546).