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FFC Connector and Cable Products

FFC Cable application examples

GCT offer a range of FFC connectors in 0.5mm and 1.00mm pitch, horizontal and vertical orientation and numerous locking styles. Connectors accept both FFC (Flat Flexible Cable) and FPC (Flexible printed circuitry).

The FFC connector range is complemented by Flat Flex cable in 0.5 mm and 1.00 mm pitch. A wide range of special options are available, such as shielded, stripped ends for PCB soldering, high temperature and folding/bending.

View FFC Connectors by pitch
Distance between connector pin centrelines.
View FFC Connectors by cable entry type
Defines the entry point of flat flexible cable, for side entry parts the cable is inserted in horizontal orientation, for top entry in vertical orientation.
View FFC Connectors by contact type

Horizontal Flat flex connectors are either top or bottom contact. Top contacts accept flat flex cable with exposed contacts facing upwards, bottom contacts accept flat flex cable with exposed contacts facing downwards.

FFC Cable has exposed contacts on one side and strengthened backing on the flip side. The cable contacts may be exposed on the same side (type A) or opposite sides (type D).

Choose the appropriate combination of FFC connector contact type and FFC cable contact orientation, depending on your system design and PCB orientation.

View FFC Connectors by actuator
Choose between flip or slide lock, there are more options for slide lock. See visual guide here.
GCTs FFC Connector Range
Why choose FFC solutions over other types?
What is an actuator?

GCT's FFC Connector Range

Available as:
  • 0.5mm and 1.0mm connector pitch
  • Surface mount
  • Side and Top entry
  • Side entry parts - Top and bottom contact options
  • ZIF (Zero Insertion Force)
  • Slide and flip lock actuator styles

Why choose Flat Flexible cable solutions over IDC or discrete wire types?

Customers have many choices when it comes to wire to board connections, so why should they choose flat flexible cable connectors over other wire to board solutions, such as IDC/IDT or discrete wire types?

The key advantage is FFC offers a one piece component solution, no need for male and female connectors and labour intensive cable assemblies, this means it's a lower cost and easier procurement.

Compared to other solutions FFC connectors generally offer a low height profile, small PCB footprint light weight and are simple for operators to terminate in final box build.

GCT's connector are ZIF, or Zero Insertion Force, this means that when the cable is in place no force is exerted on the cable contacts by the connector contact. A locking actuator holds the cable in place which is beneficial in applications with shock and high vibration.

Flat flexible cable connectors are also favoured in applications where mechanical flexibility is critical, such as those products with moving parts, such as scanners or photocopiers. FFC cable is designed to be bent many times without damage, this puts less stress on all components, vs. cable types with round or stranded conductions which may be damaged not only in the core conductor, but where physical strain is being put on crimped areas. Even movement of crimps within a housing could cause damage to housings.

What are Actuators?

Actuators are locking mechanisms that secure the connection between the FFC connectors and cables. Choose between flip or slide lock, see examples below:

Flip Lock Connectors

Flip Lock Connectors

Slide Lock Connectors

Slide Lock Connectors

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