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Stable PCB Connectors Made in China by PCBMay

Quality does not need to be sacrificed because you have a budget. At PCBMay, we give you affordability and peace of mind with our reliable PCB Connectors.

We specialize in the fabrication of all types of PCB. As part of our expertise in the PCB world, our PCB Connectors are coupled securely with our circuit boards.

Call PCBMay now, and get the best PCB Connectors available in the market.

Types of PCB ConnectorTo Power Your Needs

USB PCB Connector

For the USB PCB Connector, circuit boards made by PCBMay have different kinds of ports such as USB Type C or Micro. We also can provide Industrial PCBs with corresponding connector types.

PCB Wire Connector

The process of connecting power to a device obviously uses wires. Here is where the PCB Wire Connector is used. For our PCBs, we also have wire-to-board connectors which connect boards together.

PCB Mount Connector

Our complete range of PCB Mount Connectors are available in all our PCB products. You have the option to choose mounting styles such as surface mounting, panel mounting, through hole mount, etc.

Flexible PCB Connector

We can give you a cheaper price for Flexible PCB Connectors such as FPC/FFC Interconnect. These connectors support today’s trend of lighter interconnections and finer PCB Pitch (for example, 0.8mm pitch).

PCB Power Connector

PCBMay’s PCBs can be fabricated with wire-to-board PCB Power Connectors. We can provide up to 15 circuits, with current ranges of 6.5 to 11A. Multiple connector systems are available for your specs.

SMA PCB Connector

We use SMA PCB Connectors for our RF and Microwave PCBs. The SMA PCB Connector is geared towards high performance PCBs, these include Smartphone PCBs and Antenna PCBs among others.

We Only Give You High-Class PCB Connectors

PCBMay is a top player in the ultra-competitive Chinese PCB industry. As a responsible manufacturer of PCBs, it is our job to give you PCBs that run efficiently. This is not possible if PCB Connectors are not joined well.

In this featured video, we show how great our PCB facility is in making your PCB connectors do what they are supposed to do. These connectors are correctly paired to the PCB segments without fault.

So, don’t wait. Call now to order your PCB Connectors from us.

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PCB Connector Production Details As Following Up

Lamination
Brown Oxide
Etching
PTH Line
VCP Plating   AOI  Exposure E-Test
ItemCapability
Layer Count1-40layers
Base MaterialKBShengyiShengyiSF305FR408FR408HRIS410FR406GETEK370HRIT180ARogers4350BRogers4000PTFE Laminates(Rogers seriesTaconic seriesArlon seriesNelco series)Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)
Board TypeBackplane、HDI、High multi-layer 、blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.
Board Thickness0.2-5.0mm
Copper ThicknessMin. 1/2 OZ, Max. 10 OZ
PTH Wall25um(1mil)
Maximum Board Size1100*500mm(43”*19”)
Min laser drilling size4mil
Min. Spacing/Tracing2.7mil/2.7mil
Solder MaskGreen, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy
Surface TreatmentFlash gold(electroplated gold)ENIGHard goldFlash goldHASL Lead freeOSPENEPIGSoft goldImmersion silverImmersion TinENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finger.
Min. Annular Ring3mil
Aspect ratio10:1(HASL Lead freeHASL LeadENIGImmersion TinImmersion silverENEPIG);8:1(OSP)
Impedance control±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)
Other TechniquesBlind/Buried Via
Gold Fingers
Press Fit
Via in Pad
Electrical Test

Here there’re many laminate material datasheets, they’re useful and helpful for you, please see them:

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KB-6160AFR4DOWNLOAD1353054.35
KB-6160CFR4DOWNLOAD1353144.7
KB-6150
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KB-6164FR4DOWNLOAD1423304.8
KB-6164FFR4DOWNLOAD1453404.8
KB-6165FFR4DOWNLOAD1503464.8
KB-6167FFR4DOWNLOAD1703494.8
SHENGYIS1141FR4DOWNLOAD1353104.6
S1141KFFR4DOWNLOAD1403504.7
S1000FR4DOWNLOAD1553354.9
S1170FR4DOWNLOAD1703354.6
S1000-2FR4DOWNLOAD1703354.8
S1155FR4DOWNLOAD1353704.7
ITEQIT-158FR4DOWNLOAD1503404.6-4.8
IT-180FR4DOWNLOAD1803504.5-4.7
TUCTU-768FR4DOWNLOAD1803504.3-4.44.3
TU-872Modified EpoxyDOWNLOAD2003403.8-4.03.8
ROGERSRO 3003Cer/PTFEDOWNLOAD5003
RO 3010Cer/PTFEDOWNLOAD50010.2
RO 4003Hydrocarbon/CerDOWNLOAD>2804253.38
RO 4350BHydrocarbon/CerDOWNLOAD>2803903.48
RT/duroid 5880PTFE/GlassDOWNLOAD5002.2
ISOLAPolyclad 370HRFR4DOWNLOAD1703404.8-5.1
FR406-HRFR4DOWNLOAD1903253.913.863.81
FR408-HRFR4DOWNLOAD2003603.723.693.65
P96PolyimideDOWNLOAD2604163.783.73
HitachiMCL-BE- 67GModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD1403404.94.4
MCL-E-679FFR4DOWNLOAD1703504.2-4.44.3-4.5
MCL-LX-67YSpecial LaminateDOWNLOAD185-195325-3453.4-3.6
NelcoN4000-13Modified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403653.73.6
N4000-13EPModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
N4000-13SIModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
N4000-13EP SIModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
TaconicTLX-6PTFEDOWNLOAD2.65
TLX-7PTFEDOWNLOAD2.6
TLX-8PTFEDOWNLOAD2.55
TLX-9PTFEDOWNLOAD2.45
RF35PTFEDOWNLOAD<3153.53.5
TLC-27PTFEDOWNLOAD2.75
TLC-30PTFEDOWNLOAD3
TLC-32PTFEDOWNLOAD3.2
ArlonArlon 25NCerDOWNLOAD2603.38
Arlon 25FRCerDOWNLOAD2603.58
Arlon 33NPolymideDOWNLOAD>2503534
Arlon 35NPolymideDOWNLOAD>2503634.2
Arlon 85NPolymideDOWNLOAD2503874.2
StablcorST325DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:75w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
ST10DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:325w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
PanasonicR-1566WFR4DOWNLOAD1403304.954.74.65
VentecVT-901PolymideDOWNLOAD2503904.2-4.54.0-4.3
VT-90HPolymideDOWNLOAD2503904.2-4.54.0-4.3
Bergquistht-04503DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:2.2w/m.k(with 1oz copper)

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It normally takes 3-7 business days to deliver a package to most of the addresses in the world.

UPS Forwarder

3. TNT

TNT has 56,000 employees in 61 countries.
It takes 4-9 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

TNT Forwarder

4. FedEx

FedEx offers delivery solutions for customers around the world.
It takes 4-7 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

Fedex Forwarder

5. Air, Sea/Air, and Sea

If your order is of large volume with PCBMay, you can also choose
to ship via air, sea/air combined, and sea when necessary.
Please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

Note: if you need others, please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

On our website you can use the following payment methods:

Telegraphic Transfer(TT): A telegraphic transfer (TT) is an electronic method of transferring funds utilized primarily for overseas wire transactions. It’s very convenient to transfer.

Bank/Wire transfer: To pay by wire transfer using your bank account, you need to visit your nearest bank branch with the wire transfer information. Your payment will be completed 3-5 business days after you have finished the money transfer.

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Credit Card: You can pay with credit card: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro.

    PCB Connectors from the PCB Champion – PCBMay

    Our PCBs are made with eco-safe raw materials, using sound PCB manufacturing processes. We at PCBMay do not take shortcuts to deliver you quality PCBs with trustworthy PCB Connectors.

    • Assure correct match of the connector to size, weight, and power parameters of your board.
    • Use correct orientation – parallel, motherboard-to-daughterboard, or co-planar
    • The appropriate type of connector for shock resistance
    • Bus system built to withstand stress
    • All connectors pass quality check (e.g. AOI and E-test)

    The key to a successful business as a PCB supplier is loyal customers. PCBMay has thousands of satisfied, repeat customers who confirm our status as the PCB leader in China. Our PCB Connectors are simply the best.

    But don’t worry! We will fit your budget! As a wise consumers, we know you value affordability as well as high standards. We keep up with your demand by sticking to our internal quality control measures. Our stance on Continuous Improvement means we have a low defect rate.

    But not only do we have high expectations for ourselves, but we also adhere to global benchmarks as well. Our PCB parts, PCB connectors, laminates, and surface finishes pass current ISO standards. In fact, we are also UL certified in US and Canada.

    As for customer service, we give you the help you need. For Prototype PCB, we can produce any design you require with Altium/Protel or any other software. We even offer Reverse PCB Engineering at your request. Your demand will be accommodated by our well-trained company engineers.

    As you see, we are really competent fabricators of PCB Connectors. So, what are you waiting for? Enquire now and let’s get your order processed.

    PCB Connector: The Complete FAQ Guide

    PCB connectors are an essential component of PCBs. In the present day, the PCB is at the core of all electronics. PCBs are circuit boards that link electrical components to power electronics and functions. PCB connections are also utilized to ensure a variety of functions of PCBs.

    PCB connectors are required for connecting the PCB to other devices. You may have several queries concerning PCB connectors. In this article, we shall attempt to educate you on PCB connection facts. Let’s take a step ahead together.

    What Is PCB Connector?

    The PCBs were stated before. We are assuming you already know what a PCB is. PCBs are required to communicate with other PCBs, and in some cases, a single electronic device may include many PCBs. The conductive traces connecting the electrical components on the PCBs are the same. Pads on the PCBs can also be linked to one another.

    PCB Connectors

    PCB Connectors

    PCBs employ a variety of hardware to link to other devices or other PCBs in the same device. PCB connectors are the hardware or connectors that are used to connect PCBs.

    PCB Connector plugs permit information, sign, or the ability to be moved to different gadgets or PCBs. On the other hand, information can be shipped off or gotten from various sources inside a similar unit. Since there are no set associations or complex associations by patching connectors into PCBs, they are adaptable to use.

    Let’s dig into the deep of PCB connectors with the following video:

    What Are The Wire-To-Board Connector Types?

    Various types of PCB connections are used by many PCBs, depending on their requirements. All connections, however, fall into one of two categories. Board-to-board and wire-to-board connections are the two types of connectors.

    Connectors that link PCB connectors to PCB headers are made of wire, or cables are wire-to-board connectors. The wire-to-board connections provide the simplest, most cost-effective, and most reliable connecting options for PCBs used in illumination, automobile, telecom, and industrial applications.

    Wire-To-Board Connector

    Wire-To-Board Connector

    The wire-to-board connector is a type of PCB wire connector that is used chiefly for non-complex circuits.

    A wire-to-board connector has several key factors as follows.

    • Bellmouth: The flare produced on the edge of the transmitter pleat fills in as a pipe for the cable beaches.
    • Conductor crimp:  The mechanical force of the extremity around the wire’s conveyor is the essential part of the connector.
    • Conductor brush: The wire coasts that reach out past the crease on the contact side of the PCB terminal connectors are known as conductor brushes.
    • Insulation crimp: Protection pleats give wire backing and strain alleviation during inclusion into the lodging.

    The Wire-to-board connector improvement is growing the associating frameworks step by step. Wire-to-board associations are equipped for giving long-haul, reliable, and versatile administrations. In any event, for associations with the littlest pin pitches and PCB pin connectors, this can move flows of up to 2 A.

    What Are The PCB Connector Types?

    Based on usability, there are numerous PCB connector types here.  Some common types of PCB connectors include-

    USB PCB Connector

    The USB connector is one of the most used PCB connectors. Smartphones, mice, keyboards, etc, are connected to computer PCB through PCB USB connectors.

    USB Connectors

    USB Connectors

    PCB Header Connector

    If you see on your computer motherboard, then you will see pin header connectors, which are small groups of pins pointing straight all-around your motherboard. 2 pin PCB connectors and 4 pin PCB connectors are among them.

    SMA PCB Connector

    SMA connector is the high-grade connector that connects the electronics that work above 18GHz frequency.

    PCB Power Connector

    Power connectors provide power that power up the PCBs with the help of electric power. They don’t provide any data transfer.

    PCB Edge Connector

    The PCBs are connected to a variety of expansion slots in matching sockets using PCB edge connectors. Edge connections are cost-effective because they only require a single separate female connector.

    PCB Socket Connector

    PCB Socket connectors interface two PCBs without the need for a wire. They are associated with a PCB for a more steady and dependable association. A socket association is made utilizing a couple of PCB attachments and PCB headers.

    PCB Mount Connector

    The mechanical elements of a connector half are known as PCB mount connectors or board mount associations. It empowers the connector to a hardware board, outside packaging, or a defensive compartment.

    Besides these, there are hundreds of PCB connector types. Such as:

    What Is PCB Connector Orientation?

    PCB connector orientation refers to the multi-pin connection mechanism used in a rectangular format. Wire-to-board and board-to-board associations would both benefit from a decent PCB  orientation or arrangement.

    • Parallel or mezzanine: In the parallel PCB connector orientation, both connectors are placed by vertical orientation.

    Parallel Orientation Of PCB Connector

    Parallel Orientation Of PCB Connector

    • 90 Degree, Right Angle, Motherboard to Daughterboard: In this case, one of the connectors is vertical, and another one is horizontal;
    • 180 Degree, Coplanar, Edge-to-Edge: in 180-degree PCB connector orientation, both connectors are implemented by horizontal orientation.

    How Many Pins Does The PCB Connector Have?

    Essentially, the PCB connections use rows of pins. The pin headers of pin connections manage the orientations of the pins. The distances between PCB connection pins range from 0.1 to 0.0197 to 0.2 inches.

    A 4 Pin PCB Connector

    A 4 Pin PCB Connector

    If we want to talk about the number of pins in connectors, it would not be wise to talk because the number of pins for different PCB connectors varies. There is no such fixed number for PCB connector pins.

    But we could say that PCB connectors could have pins that start from 2, and it could be as much as needed for the specific models.

    What Are The Applications Of PCB Connectors?

    The main application of the PCB connectors is to connect the PCBs with PCBs or connect the PCB components. PCBs are used in almost every electronics nowadays. So, the uses of PCBs are vast, so the PCB connectors.

    Different PCB connectors are used for different purposes. Let’s check some primary uses of some common PCB connectors.

    • USB Type-A: Basically, computerized devices are compatible with type A PCB USB connectors having female ends.  The male connector acts as header, and the female part acts as a receptacle of the connector.
    • USB Type B: USB type B is used in bulkier connections such as large sound systems.
    • USB Type C: Primarily, smartphones nowadays use type C connectors for charging and data transferring. Also, other computerized devices and peripherals such as computers, keyboards, etc., are using type C connectors.
    • Micro USB Connectors: Smartphones, computers, and other electronics use micro USB.

    Audio Connectors

    Audio connectors are used for transferring audio from one device to another device. On one side, transmitting devices send audio, and on the other side, the receiving devices receive the audio.

    There are various types of audio connectors available for different types of devices.

    • 5mm Connectors: 6.5mm connectors are used for amplifiers and guitars.
    • 5mm Connectors: Basically, headphones and earphones use 3.5mm connectors. They receive audio from PCs, phones, MP3 players, video devices, and other mobile devices.

    3.5mm Connector

    3.5mm Connector

    • 5mm Connectors: Both headphones and microphones use 2.5mm connectors to transmit audio data.

    Molex Connectors

    Molex connectors are among the oldest PCB connectors. They are mainly used with pin models for generating power to the various drives of the computers and other computerized devices.

    It is highly capable of passing a high-voltage current through it.

    PCB Power Connector

    Its name reflects its usage. Power connectors are used to power up the computers and other devices by plugging in into the electrical power socket.

    What Are The Advantages Of PCB Connectors?

    As the PCB connectors have vast usability, also many benefits are expected to have. As expected, there are many advantages of using PCB connectors. Several advantages of PCB connectors are mentioned as follows.

    • PCB connectors are modular, reliable, and compact
    • More reliable, low mating force
    • Easy to install
    • Versatile and high-current performance
    • Provide comprehensive solutions of power applications
    • Different types of pins facilitate numerous types of connections
    • Easy AC to DC conversion
    • Flexibilities and approachability

    How Do You Use a PCB Connector?

    The PCB connectors are used to connect power and signals to the PCB. Using the tried-and-true push-in technique, swiftly and simply connect the conductor. A vibration-proof electrical connection is provided by the inbuilt contact spring.

    You Can Install Connector Simply By Pushing

    You Can Install Connector Simply By Pushing

    The space-saving integrated design of the handy central flange ensures a stable connection. Touch-proof power connections give an extra layer of security during assembly.

    How Does PCB Connector Operate?

    The PCB connectors can deal with flows of up to 20 amps and voltages of up to 400 volts. Furthermore, this may occur at a tolerable application temperature of 55°C with next to no extra scaling down. Material discernible locking hooking guarantees that the associations are secure. This likewise ensures a solid lodging and contacts that can withstand pressure and vibration.

    The hooking strategy considers finger-safe lodging, which forestalls contact with any conductive parts. As a rule, the middle locking switch gives both material and aural mating feedback.

    What Is The Board To Board Connector?

    Board-to-board connections are used to link two PCBs together without a cable or other connector. When “hard soldering” is used, this connection might become permanent. As a “fit and forget” option, you can apply this strategy when no pairing cycles are needed.

    However, connecting and detaching PCBs are necessary to ease assembly and provide design flexibility in most situations. A “mating cycle” refers to the process of mating and unmating pin headers and socket connections.

    BTB connections are classified into four kinds of mounting configurations:

    The mounting approach, pin pitch, amount of rows, pin size, stacker height, and other factors are considered while selecting BTB connections.

    Board to Board Connector

    Board to Board Connector

    How Do You Mount  PCB Connectors?

    PCB connections are used to transport signals or energy from one PCB to the other. The PCBs are not hardwired with connectors and can be integrated later in the manufacturing process, enabling Design for Manufacturing simple.

    You must mount PCB connectors to the PCB to use them. There are a variety of ways to attach PCB connectors to the board. According to the following, they are:

    There are two techniques for installing PCB connectors on a PCB. Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Through-Hole Mounting (THM) are two different types of mounting.

    Through-Hole Technology (THT)

    Through-Hole Technology (THT) is the method of attaching leads to PCB connections using plated through holes. THT components may also be easily replaced in the event of a prototype, making them ideal for testing.

    THT components can withstand stress and high temperatures better than SMT components. This makes THT the best option for parts exposed to these conditions.

    PCB Through Hole Technology

    PCB Through Hole Technology

    Surface Mounting Technology (SMT)

    This technique uses Surface Mount Packages for its components (SMD). These parts have leads under or around the housing.

    This video explains SMT and THT and shows how to mount PCB components.

     

    How Do You Design A PCB Connector?

    You can design your PCB Connector using Altium, Eagle, or SolidWorks, PCB Connector. Designing it from scratch will take some time. A professional PCB manufacturer, such as PCBMay, can assist you in creating custom PCB connections for your business.

    Your PCB design tools go well beyond the standard design rule checks when it comes to board-to-board connection placement. One of the first things you should do is make use of the available library tools and plugins.

    The ability to examine 3D models in your design tools is another unique feature. By incorporating 3D tools into your PCB layout, you will get valuable insight into how the components will appear on the board as a whole.

    Having access to mechanical and other system layout data will aid in the creation of connections for PCB board-to-board interfacing. So you may avoid repeated board spins throughout product development and save time and money.

    Printed Circuit Board Header Connector

    Printed Circuit Board Header Connector

    What Is A Solderless PCB Connector?

    Solderless PCB connectors can be quickly and simply installed utilizing screws and prepositioned dowel pins. Screws for PCBs with a maximum thickness of 1.5 mm are incorporated.

    These use longer screws to extend the dimensions. Measurement and testing at ultra-high frequencies need low radiation and coupling to other circuits.

    Solderless PCB Connector

    Solderless PCB Connector

    When Do You Use Solderless PCB Connectors?

    Many manufacturers are unfamiliar with solderless PCB connections. Solderless PCB connections provide several benefits. However, owing to certain constraints, you cannot use solderless PCB everywhere.

    You can use solderless PCB connectors in these regions.

    • You can purchase the equipment and components at a low cost.
    • Make disassembly of PCBs more convenient.
    • Disconnecting is easy when you need to make changes or repairs.
    • Where the link is completely sealed off from the outside world so that no moisture may get in, otherwise, the connection will deteriorate.

    What Are The Features Of Solderless PCB Connectors?

    There are several significant advantages to using solderless PCB connections over other connecting techniques. There are a lot of options here:

    • Connecting a PCB with no soldering is possible.
    • A dowel pin-enforced prepositioning system
    • Mechanism for clamping
    • Provides a continuous ground contact between the area of contact and the circuit board.
    • It is a universally applicable, resilient, and reusable platform.
    • It is possible to connect to any of the RPC-1.35, RPC-1.85, or RPC-2.92 interfaces.
    • In the course of 500 mating cycles,
    • On the PCB side, 300 mating cycles
    • Designed for use in high-frequency testing and measuring

    What Is PCB Connector With Ribbon Cable?

    PCB ribbon cable connectors are wires that run parallel with each other on a flat surface. This results in an overly broad and flat cable.

    Internal computer peripherals, including hard drives, CD drives, as well as floppy drives, use ribbon cables. In specific earlier computers, these ports were also used to connect external devices. In addition to making cables more challenging to manage, ribbon cables have mostly been phased out for external connectivity. They are now being utilized inside because of their round shape, which improves computer cooling by reducing airflow.

    PCB Ribbon Cable

    PCB Ribbon Cable

    How Do You Select A PCB Connector?

    Connectors are used to offer external connections to a PCB. Whether it is power, data, or high-speed communications, we need to pick the proper connection.

    Designers will be primarily concerned about PCB footprint when selecting a connection, but there are other aspects to consider. Even with knowledge of widely used connections, it is easy to become confused while designing your PCB.

    Price:

    They are not all equal. Unfavorable financial constraints may force us to redesign our PCB connectors. Consider the connection cost early in the design process to prevent a manufacturing bottleneck.

    Polarity protection:

    This is vital when working with power connections. As a PCB designer, you must consider the end user’s needs.

    If there is a possibility of an incorrect connection damaging the PCB board, polarised connectors should be used. These polarised connectors prevent faulty board connections, reducing the chance of a short circuit.

    Rating and temperature:

    PCB traces conduct electricity and radiate heat. But a trace’s current and heat dissipation vary greatly amongst PCB boards. When fixing PCB boards, technicians often see burned-out connections.

    This is most likely due to inadequate connection selection without considering current flow and operational temperature. As a consequence, the connections melt, and the board fails. Always assess the highest current flow and choose connections that can handle double that amount.

    EMI/ESD protection:

    To reach greater speed rates, high-speed PCB layouts must safeguard signals from EMI and ESD. This necessitates shielded connections to protect the PCB’s signals. These shielded connections might be more expensive, so designers should factor that in.

    PCB EMI Shielding

    PCB EMI Shielding

    Dimensions:

    Use connections that match your board’s size and purpose. Pitch, spacing, and connection type may all affect the size and profile of a PCB’s connectors. Plan and choose the best one for your board structure and usefulness.

    How To Fix A PCB Connector?

    If the PCB socket connector is destroyed, it will not operate as it used to. It will result in poor device performance. So you must know how to repair a damaged PCB terminal connector on a circuit board.

    The steps are:

    Using epoxy

    An epoxy resin repair requires a careful application to any broken circuit board connection.

    Use the traces

    Examine the board for damaged copper traces. And then carefully cut the copper traces with a razor knife.

    Getting ready to solder

    Next, configure the PCB for soldering to rewire the connector.

    2 Pin PCB Connector

    Pin PCB Connector

    Applying tinning coat

    Apply a thin but helpful ‘tinning’ resin layer to the soldering pencil tip.

    Using rosin-core

    Add rosin core to the exposed copper traces on the PCB.

    Using copper wire

    Now choose an 18 gauge copper cable. Cut the copper cable to bridge the copper traces using a cutting tool.

    Stacking copper wire

    Pick up the tinned strands one by one with tweezers. Then arrange the chosen wire on the loose lines you removed recently.

    Correctness verification

    After finishing the repair, reassemble the gadget and test it. Ideally, yes.

    If the equipment still fails, you may have to re-examine the problem and fix it.

    How Do You Choose The Right Manufacturer Of PCB Connectors?

    A large number of PCB manufacturers make PCB connectors. Because of this, finding the best PCB connection manufacturers may be a challenge. These are some things to bear in mind while you search for PCB connector manufacturers:

    Quality of the connector

    When choosing a PCB connector manufacturer, quality is essential.

    Fulfilling Criteria

    The first thing to ask is if the manufacturer is capable of meeting the criteria necessary.

    Cost of connector production

    It is essential to cut expenses, but care must be given to ensure the price is not too low.

    Timescales

    The amount of time it takes to make a PCB connector may not be a severe issue for some people. Many PCB assembly businesses, on the other hand, insist on meeting specific timeframes.

    Printed Circuit Board Connector

    Printed Circuit Board Connector

    Cooperation

    Another essential component is a company’s capacity to work together and create a partnership. Choosing the best PCB connector manufacturer may be influenced by the PCB manufacturer’s ability to deal with the PCB assembly and design sectors, though this is difficult to measure.

    Conclusion

    PCB connectors have immense significance in the modern electronic world. Proper use of these connectors improves the functionality of devices to a large extent. PCBMay offers high-quality PCB connectors at affordable prices.

    We also offer custom solutions for different types of connectors used in PCB modules. Contact us immediately to experience excellence.

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