Does the XC5 series conform to any standards?
Yes, the XC5 series conforms to DIN41612 Specifications
What does fine-fit connector mean?
Fine-fit connector (generally known as a press-fit connector) presses the pin into a plated-through hole on a PCB to connect to the conductive path (i.e. press-fit connection).
Excessive insertion force is required to plug the elastic contact (terminal) into the PCB. Insertion force normally requires a number of Pole x 200N or less therefore will need a dedicated insertion machine or a press-fit machine to have enough force.
- The solder-less assembly which helps prevent damage to PCB
- Press-fit technology eliminates the need for solder which makes sequencing easier
- Backplane system allows connections in multiple layers by using both sides of the PCB
- Require dedicated insertion machine and tools
- Has limited through-hole tolerance range (on PCB).
What is the difference between XC5 and XC2?
They are generally the same except:
- Different gold plating thickness. XC5 standard type is 0.4μm and the XC2 type is 0.76μm.
- Different contact methods. XC5 standard type uses the method of one-sided contact and the XC2 type uses the method of double-sided contact.
- The housing is slightly different between XC5 type and XC2 standard type due to the design, but in terms of fitting compatibility, they are the same.