Harwin’s metal clips are physically much smaller than equivalent plastic wire management clips. They are placed directly onto solder pads, thus negating the need to drill retaining holes in the PCB, offering further space and cost savings. These cable clips are ultra low profile and, unlike bulky plastic clips, they do not protrude through the PCB, increasing design flexibility.
Finally, the plastic clips require installation by hand – a time consuming and very costly exercise. These clips eliminate that process by being assembled at the same time as the rest of the SMT components.
As a coax grounding clip, they provide a simple method of grounding coax braid to the PCB, and are compatible with a variety of coax sizes – please see the table below.
Supplied on tape and reel, and fully compatible with automated manufacturing and soldering processes, Harwin’s new metal cable clips offer excellent mechanical performance and are available in five different sizes to accommodate a range of wires between 0.8mm and 3.0mm in diameter.
The new clips are ideally suited for high–volume commercial and industrial markets as well as consumer electronics applications.