Mill-Max Target Connectors and Pins

By News Release | March 16, 2015

The new Mill-Max target connectors and pins are used in place of SMT pads as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins. 

Mill-MaxMill-Max target connectors introduced a selection of new target connectors and pins that are used in place of SMT pads on a PCB as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins. The new series includes .100″ (2.54mm) and 2mm grid connectors as well as new discrete pins for a wide range of applications.

Combining target connectors with spring-loaded connectors on opposing boards can be a simple and convenient solution for making connections between stacked boards or docking stations and devices.

Mill-Max’s new line of 2mm-pitch target connectors are designed to mate with its recently released 836 and 838 series single- and double-row 2mm-pitch spring-loaded connectors. They are available with thru-hole and SMT terminations with the SMT products packaged on tape and reel. This product family includes choices for connectors with flat or concave face contact surfaces. Concave face targets provide additional surface area for mating and can aid in centering/alignment of components and/or boards fitted with spring-loaded connectors.

As a complement to Mill-Max’s existing .100″ (2.54mm) grid thru-hole and SMT target connectors, the company introduced three new series that feature targets with concave faces: single- and double-row through-hole and double-row SMT.

Rounding out the lineup of new target components are four discrete target pins well suited for mating with Mill-Max’s larger spring-loaded pins such as the 0861-0 and 0871-0, which have .092″ (2.34mm) diameter plungers. There are two thru-hole pins, one with a flat contact surface (1946-0) and one with a concave contact surface (1945-0). These pins are characterized by a large .125″ (3.17mm) diameter face, a .120″ (3.05mm) above-board height, and a .030″ (.76mm) diameter tail. The SMT pins have the flat contact surface (1944-0) and concave contact surface (1943-0) options along with the .125″ (3.17mm) diameter face and .120″ (3.05mm) above-board height. These SMT pins are available in bulk or packaged on tape and reel.

All the pins are precision-machined and gold-plated for environmental protection, durability, and good conductivity. The connector insulators are molded from high-temperature plastic suitable for most soldering processes including RoHS environments. All of these products are RoHS-compliant.

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