451 Series Ribbon Cable Socket
3M 451 Series Ribbon Cable Socket draws on over five decades of
3M Company's expertise in insulation displacement contact - or IDC -
technology. The heart of the socket is the unsupported cantilever
U-contact. It is made of Beryllium Copper, an alloy which provides a
combination of low stress relaxation, good overall reliability and long
service life for secure connections and signal integrity. Customers can
choose between 30μ" gold and gold flash platings in the wiping area for
multiple mating/unmating cycles at different price points to suit their
engineering requirements and budget. IDC offers a quick and
cost-effective way to terminate many wires by hand without the need for
automatic or semi-automated equipment compared to crimping or soldering.
The 450 Series system from 3M is compatible with a range of 0.025"
pitch flat ribbon cables.