Grounding Contacts

Grounding contacts are surface mountable internal connectors used for circuit grounding (a return path for electric current) of SMT (surface mount technology) devices.

How do grounding contacts work?

Grounding contacts work by providing an electrical connection while also providing protection from static and EMI (electromagnetic interference) noise between a PCB (printed circuit board) and other electronic components, such as speakers, internal antennas, shield cams or secondary PCBs.

Grounding contacts come in a broad array of styles, sizes and heights, to ensure efficient EMI protection and contact. When mounted in a row, they can be used as an RFI (radio-frequency interference) shielding connection for cabinet enclosures and metal boxes. They are designed to maintain positive contact with the mating surface and allow for both sliding and wiping action.

Applications of grounding contacts

Grounding contacts are used in virtually every small PCB application. Some of the typical applications include:

  • MP3 players
  • Smartphones
  • GPS units
  • Tablets
  • PCs and laptops
  • Automotive
  • Industrial equipment
  • eReaders
  • Home electronic devices
  • Video and digital cameras

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RS Stock No. 173-0837
Mfr. Part No.S7121-42R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.174
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 788-4824
Mfr. Part No.S2711-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.268
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Nickel Copper Alloy S - Surface Mount Tin 20mΩ 8.79 x 2.28 x 3.85mm 3.85mm 8.79mm 2.28mm
RS Stock No. 788-4861
Mfr. Part No.S7121-42R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.496
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-0830
Mfr. Part No.S1741-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.17
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Phosphor Bronze EZ-BoardWare 6A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel - 5.4 x 3.1 x 2.5mm 2.5mm 5.4mm 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 173-0867
Mfr. Part No.S1721-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.25
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Beryllium Copper S - Surface Mount Tin 40mΩ 5.08 x 1.07 x 2.23mm 2.23mm 5.08mm 1.07mm
RS Stock No. 788-4802
Mfr. Part No.S1741-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.522
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Phosphor Bronze EZ-BoardWare 6A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel - 5.4 x 3.1 x 2.5mm 2.5mm 5.4mm 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 788-4814
Mfr. Part No.S1791-42R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.689
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 3A Surface Mount Gold - 7 x 2.05 x 4mm 4mm 7mm 2.05mm
RS Stock No. 788-4805
Mfr. Part No.S1721-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.561
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Beryllium Copper S - Surface Mount Tin 40mΩ 5.08 x 1.07 x 2.23mm 2.23mm 5.08mm 1.07mm
RS Stock No. 173-0897
Mfr. Part No.S1791-42R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.256
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 3A Surface Mount Gold - 7 x 2.05 x 4mm 4mm 7mm 2.05mm
RS Stock No. 173-0819
Mfr. Part No.S2711-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.125
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Nickel Copper Alloy S - Surface Mount Tin 20mΩ 8.79 x 2.28 x 3.85mm 3.85mm 8.79mm 2.28mm
RS Stock No. 173-0898
Mfr. Part No.S7061-42R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.272
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 7 x 2.5 x 5.5mm 5.5mm 7mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-0864
Mfr. Part No.S7261-45R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.184
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 1A Surface Mount Gold 50mΩ 3 x 2 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 3mm 2mm
RS Stock No. 788-4886
Mfr. Part No.S7071-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.575
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RS Stock No. 788-4811
Mfr. Part No.S1761-42R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.67
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 4.5 x 2.5 x 3.5mm 3.5mm 4.5mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 122-3518
Mfr. Part No.S7231-45R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.532
Each (On a Tape of 10)
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 1A Surface Mount Gold 50mΩ 2.5 x 1 x 1.28mm 1.28mm 2.5mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 788-4808
Mfr. Part No.S1411-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.488
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Beryllium Copper S - Surface Mount Tin 20mΩ 8.79 x 2.28 x 3.85mm 3.85mm 8.79mm 2.28mm
RS Stock No. 173-0838
Mfr. Part No.S1411-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.211
Each (On a Reel of 1900)
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Beryllium Copper S - Surface Mount Tin 20mΩ 8.79 x 2.28 x 3.85mm 3.85mm 8.79mm 2.28mm
RS Stock No. 173-0894
Mfr. Part No.S7061-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.297
Each (On a Reel of 1200)
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Beryllium Copper EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel 20mΩ 6.95 x 2.5 x 5.57mm 5.57mm 6.95mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 161-3601
Mfr. Part No.S0981-46R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.211
Each (On a Reel of 6000)
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Stainless Steel S0981 - Surface Mount Tin over Nickel - 4.7 x 4.7 x 1.4mm 1.4mm 4.7mm 4.7mm
RS Stock No. 173-0889
Mfr. Part No.S7041-42R
BrandHARWIN
SGD0.223
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