FPC-to-Board Connector Features Rugged, Space-Saving Design


KN13C Series connector combines miniaturization with highly reliable 2-point contact design...

Hirose has launched a flexible printed circuit (FPC) to board connector that delivers significant space savings and ultra-reliability required by manufacturers of portable electronic equipment. The low-profile KN13C Series has a pitch of only 0.4 mm, stacking height of 0.7 mm, and width of 2.5 mm. The KN13C enables OEMs to develop smaller devices without sacrificing reliability.

The KN13C Series’ features metal solder tabs and a thicker housing compared to traditional FPC connectors to better absorb stress and vibration caused by drop impact. This, combined with a reliable 2-point contact design, makes the KN13C Series ideal for long-term operation in portable devices.

Easy mating is achieved via a wide self-alignment range of ±0.15 mm in the pitch direction and ±0.3mm in the width direction. The insert molded header and receptacle eliminate gaps between the terminals and housing to prevent solder wicking.

The KN13C Series connector is commonly used for portable devices like cameras, home AI speakers, smart home devices, tablets & laptop, and more.

The KN13C Series has a rated voltage of 30V AC/DC and an operating temperature of -55 to +85 degree C.

For additional information about the hybrid KN13C Series FPC to board connectors, please visit Hirose's site