Picoflex headers and connectors provide highly reliable 1.27mm ribbon-cable connections with high-retention forces in an extremely diverse range of applications. Molex has expanded the Picoflex family to include reverse-footprint SMT headers. Available with and without latches and in optional high-temperature plastic, the new headers provide customers with a wider range of application opportunities without the need for costly PCB re-design.
In addition to Tin (Sn) plated contacts, Molex offers Picoflex connectors and headers plated with Palladium Nickel (PdNi) plus a Gold (Au) flash. Palladium Nickel is a durable, technologically advanced plating material with excellent wear-resistance properties, resistance to corrosion and is non-oxidizing. A flash of Gold over the Palladium provides lubrication and surface wear resistance.
In today’s economic climate, PdNi-plated connectors are being widely adopted as a replacement for pure Gold-plated versions owing to the superior deposit characteristics of PdNi over Gold and lower, more stable raw material costs.