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


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RS Stock No. 471-266
BrandRS PRO
kr 77,63
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Right Angle Female to Female 20 2 2.54mm Edge Mount - Gold over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 1A - 350 V Glass Fibre Reinforced PET -
RS Stock No. 718-8255
Mfr. Part No.5650090-3
kr 17,58
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Straight Female 80 2 1.27mm Through Hole Solder Gold over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 1A - 203 V ac Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 767-7048
Mfr. Part No.PCIE-098-02-F-D-RA
BrandSamtec
kr 74,58
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Right Angle Female 98 2 1mm Through Hole Solder Gold over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 2.5A - - Nylon PCIE
RS Stock No. 158-5610
Mfr. Part No.PCIE-098-02-F-D-EMS2
BrandSamtec
kr 26,975
Each (In a Tube of 10)
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Straight Female 98 2 1mm Edge Mount Solder Gold Phosphor Bronze 2.2A - - Liquid Crystal Polymer PCIE
RS Stock No. 901-2005
Mfr. Part No.MEC6-110-02-L-DV-A
BrandSamtec
kr 46,81
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Vertical Female 20 2 0.635mm Surface Mount Solder Gold over Nickel, Tin over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 1.7A - 210 V ac Liquid Crystal Polymer MEC6-DV
RS Stock No. 729-3164
Mfr. Part No.76691-1200
BrandMolex
kr 243,67
Each
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Straight Female 200 2 0.8mm Through Hole Press-In Gold over Nickel Copper Alloy 1.5A Yes 250 V ac Glass Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic EDGELINE
RS Stock No. 164-2660
Mfr. Part No.7-5530843-5
kr 21,795
Each (In a Tube of 24)
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Straight Female 12 2 2.54mm Through Hole Solder Gold over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 3A - 400 V ac PET -
RS Stock No. 901-2065
Mfr. Part No.MEC8-110-02-L-D-RA1
BrandSamtec
kr 53,94
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Right Angle Female 20 2 0.8mm Edge Mount Solder Gold over Nickel, Tin over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 2A - 265 V ac Liquid Crystal Polymer MEC8-RA
RS Stock No. 170-7254
Mfr. Part No.76691-1200
BrandMolex
kr 226,022
Each (In a Tray of 216)
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Straight Female 200 2 0.8mm Through Hole Press-In Gold over Nickel Copper Alloy 1.5A Yes 250 V ac Glass Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic EDGELINE
RS Stock No. 860-2575
Mfr. Part No.10025026-10003TLF
kr 56,53
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Straight Female 164 2 1mm Straddle Mount Solder Gold over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 1.1A - 300 V ac Glass Filled Nylon -
RS Stock No. 767-7045
Mfr. Part No.PCIE-098-02-F-D-EMS2
BrandSamtec
kr 59,92
Each
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Straight Female 98 2 1mm Edge Mount Solder Gold over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 2.5A - - Nylon PCIE
RS Stock No. 483-871
Mfr. Part No.BA000060000E000
BrandCinch
kr 96,10
Each
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Straight - 44 2 3.96mm - Solder Gold over Nickel Brass 5A Yes - Glass Fibre Reinforced PET -
RS Stock No. 718-8245
Mfr. Part No.7-5530843-5
kr 25,52
Each
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Straight Female 12 2 2.54mm Through Hole Solder Gold over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 3A - 400 V ac PET -
RS Stock No. 901-2021
Mfr. Part No.MEC6-110-02-L-D-RA1
BrandSamtec
kr 29,495
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Right Angle Female 20 2 0.635mm Surface Mount Solder Gold over Nickel, Tin over Nickel Phosphor Bronze 1.7A - 195 V ac Liquid Crystal Polymer MEC6-RA
RS Stock No. 180-5013
Mfr. Part No.HSEC8-160-01-SM-DV-A
BrandSamtec
kr 71,41
Each
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Vertical Female 120 2 0.8mm Surface Mount Solder Gold Beryllium Copper 2.8A - - Liquid Crystal Polymer HSEC8-DV
RS Stock No. 180-2635
Mfr. Part No.HSEC8-110-01-L-DV-A-K-TR
BrandSamtec
kr 44,06
Each
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Vertical Female 20 2 0.8mm Surface Mount Solder Gold Beryllium Copper 2.8A - - Liquid Crystal Polymer HSEC8-DV
RS Stock No. 680-5252
Mfr. Part No.5120527-1
kr 60,72
Each
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Straight Male 64 - 1mm Surface Mount Solder Gold over Nickel Copper Alloy 500mA - 100 V ac Liquid Crystal Polymer -
RS Stock No. 174-2031
Mfr. Part No.200890-0108
BrandMolex
kr 2,34
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Right Angle Female 8 1 2mm Straddle Mount Crimp - - 3A - 125 V Nylon EDGELOCK
RS Stock No. 178-8787
Mfr. Part No.74540-0401
BrandMolex
kr 93,909
Each (In a Box of 245)
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Horizontal Female - - - - - - - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 167-1740
Mfr. Part No.45714-0001
BrandMolex
kr 70,085
Each (In a Tray of 935)
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Straight Female 4 2 2.5mm Through Hole Press-In Gold over Nickel Copper Alloy 40A - 250 V Liquid Crystal Polymer BUS BAR SOCKET EXTREME POWER-EDGE
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