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Thru-hole headers in tape and reel packaging

So you’ve been searching for a component and finally manage to find a part that meets the requirements perfectly, only to discover that it cannot be packaged appropriately for production processes, how frustrating!

BG041 thru hole header with cap

GCT recently rose to the challenge with the BG041 series board to board connector through its custom packaging options. Thru-hole 8 pin header connectors with 2.54mm pitch are only available in bulk packaging, a standard option in the industry for this type of product.

The customer required tape and reel packaging so that parts could be vacuum pick and placed for automated assembly. To make things more difficult, a small cavity with a mating post height and tail length of 1.5mm was also required to house the part, tricky to say the least for tape and reel.

As a result, GCT now has the ability to supply thru-hole headers in tape and reel packaging. By designing and tooling a custom tape and reel cavity to allow the thru hole pin header to be picked and placed in the surface mount process, GCT has demonstrated its capability and flexibility in providing a solution for the customer.

For any custom packaging requirements on board to board connectors or anything else, we’d love to hear from you.

Thru hole headers in tape and reel packaging

You can find GCT's full range of board to board connectors here, along with more information on PCB connector packaging here

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