RFI connect for data signal Neopixels from arduino PWM


#1

Hello all,

I have detailed a long post on imgur to do with my design problem as you can read about it here.

After some feedback, I received replies to tell me to look into spring fingers. I have found some connectors such as

and I have also seen these “clips” that are used for RFI shields. I was just wondering if there is such a component that is similar that clips onto PCBs and has good connection material such as gold/silver?

https://www.digikey.co.nz/product-detail/en/laird-technologies-emi/BMI-C-002/903-1002-1-ND/2175952
https://www.digikey.co.nz/product-detail/en/laird-technologies-emi/0097098302/903-1175-ND/2765662

Could I use components like these to make an electrical connection to a copper or brass rail?

Thanks,
Daniel Sutton.


#2

Hello,

I am sorry. I am unable to locate anything like what you are describing in gold or silver. I also looked at part number 903-1186-ND , but it is only in copper. . No gold or silver in the style you would like. it does not appear to be something we have.


#3

Hello @DanielDoesDesign,

I found a couple of items that may be of interest to look at.

I think the best option would still be a right angle smt spring contact such as ED90458-ND I believe that you would be able to use this part for your application. This is also a normally stocking part here at Digi-Key and maybe the best price point of the options I have looked at.
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Here are a couple other ideas I looked at though not as optimal.
First is a Battery Contact. 478-5450-1-ND This is an option, however looking at your design I am concerned the tabs may be facing the wrong direction and would have excessive wear and could be too far from center once added to the board.
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Another option may be connector ED1479-ND Again I have a concern that the offset of the pins on this connector will be just too much for your design.
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If I can be of further assistance please feel free to contact me.
Thank you
-Robert