ZIF Test Connector

Meritec’s 1MM Slot Test Connector was developed to eliminate many of the common problems associated with using a standard connector in a test application. When testing, the PCB is plugged in and out of the connector many times. The wiping action that occurs between the contacts and the board starts to wear down the plating on the contacts and the plastic housing itself. At some point in time the connector becomes a liability and can no longer be considered reliable. The standard connectors being used today for test applications have a life cycle of 250 to 500 (the number of insertion and withdrawals applied to the connector).  Meritec’s Slot Test Connector has a life cycle greater than 100,000!

Features & Benefits

  • Life Cycle GREATER THAN 100,000
  • Extremely high life cycle for both manual & automatic
  • Manual actuation lever can be adapted to the connector
  • Aluminum body for mechanical strength
  • Reduces tester downtime for increased production flow
  • Custom designed to handle any type of board testing
  • Meritec’s test connector can last 10X the standard connector
  • Eliminate cost of technician to replace connector
  • Less downtime = increased revenue flow

Specifications

Electrical
  • Contact Resistance: 20 milliohm (max)
  • Dielectric Withstanding Voltage: 1000 VAC (min)
    at 60Hz
  • Current Rating: 1.0 AMP/contact (continuous)
  • Insulation Resistance: >1 x 1012 ohms at 500 VDC
Environmental
  • Material: U.L. rated 94 V-O
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to +105°C
    Mechanical

  • Contact Material: Copper alloy
  • Number of Contacts: 120
  • Normal Force: 75 grams (min)/contact
  • Actuation Force: 1 in/lb of torque
  • Dielectric Material: Glass filled liquid crystal
    polymer (black)

Meritec’s ZIF PCI Test Connector offers the user an accurate and reliable way in which to test their PCI cards. With over 20,000 reliable cycles, it eliminates the need to constantly replace your PCI Connectors. Meritec’s Test Connector assembly plugs directly into the PCI Connector in the test bed and is actuated by a lever for easy loading and unloading of cards. Meritec’s solution eliminates the uncertainty associated with intermitancy between the PC Board and Test Connector during the test cycle. The PCI Test Connector is now available in a 32 Bit assembly.

Features & Benefits

  • Mates to 32 bit 3.3 & 5.0 volt standard PCI connectors
  • Minimum of 100,000 cycles
  • Available with or without adapter cards to mate with standard PCI connectors or a 0.062 PC board
  • Custom adapter cards available upon request
  • Straddle mount design allows the connector to be termindated to a test designer’s own adapter card
  • The lever-actuated design allows for quick & easy loading & unloading of PCI cards
  • Reduces tester downtime which translates into increased production flow
  • Minimal rotation of 40° of the cam accomodates the full open & close position of the contact
  • RoHS compliant

Specifications

Electrical
  • Contact Resistance: 20 milliohm (max)
  • Dielectric Withstanding Voltage: 1000 VAC (min)
    at 60Hz
  • Current Rating: 1.0 AMP/contact (continuous)
  • Insulation Resistance: >1 x 1012 ohms at 500 VDC
Environmental
  • Material: U.L. rated 94 V-O
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to +105°C
    Mechanical

  • Contact Material: Copper alloy
  • Number of Contacts: 120
  • Normal Force: 75 grams (min)/contact
  • Actuation Force: 1 in/lb of torque
  • Dielectric Material: Glass filled liquid crystal
    polymer (black)