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PCB Connector Insulators

pcb connector insulator

Plastic insulators are used for the following purposes:

  • To align and position contacts and pins accurately, for example tolerance is typically .01mm in all directions, the insulator is critical in achieving this.
  • To insulate the header pins and socket contacts from each other

GCT board to board connector insulators are Nylon 6T or LCP (Liquid Crystal polymer), and are produced with complex and highly accurate tools. Below are some of the features of these insulator materials:

  • General
    • Excellent dielectric properties
    • Resistance to corrosion
    • Light weight and easily fabricated
    • Withstand SMT processing temperatures
  • Nylon 6T
    • Good stability & high strength
  • LCP
    • Very strong
    • Mouldable into thin walls - perfect for low profile insulators