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3M 450 Series Wire-to-Board System

3M 450 Series Wire-to-Board System

3M 450 Series Wire-to-Board System

3M's new 450 Series is a complete end-to-end interconnect system intended for wire-to-board applications using .025" flat ribbon cable. It is a two part system consisting of a boardmount header and a wiremount socket. The mating components are designed on a 1.27mm or .050" grid. When compared to systems based on the 2.54mm (.100") or 2.00mm grids the finer pitch saves valuable space on the printed circuit board, yet still delivers on performance, reliability and cost savings.

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.

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452 Series Shrouded Boardmount Header

3M 452 Series Shrouded Boardmount Header is the mating connector in the fine-pitch system. A shroud or four wall box protects two rows of copper alloy pins spaced 1.27mm apart. 30μ" gold and gold flash plating options are available on the wiping area for multiple mating/unmating cycles and price points according to engineering requirements and budget. Optional latches provide a mechanical means to secure the mating socket connector in place during use or to remove it for maintenance or repair. Designers can select from vertical or right-angle versions with thru-hole solder tails. Gull-wing solder tails are offered for surfacemount processing and tape and reel packaging to enable high volume manufacturing.

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