ZIF Test Connector

Meritec’s ZIF TEST CONNECTORS offer the user an accurate and reliable way in which to test their PCBs. Meritec’s ZIF Connector plugs directly into the Board Mount 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 intermittency between the PC Board and Test Connector during the test cycle. The Test Connector is now available in a 32-bit PCI 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 product available


  • 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
  • Material: U.L. rated 94 V-O
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to +105°C

  • 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)