Connectors • Card Edge Connectors

Card edge connectors are used for connecting printed wiring leads on the edge of a printed circuit board (PCB).

Card edge connectors are used for connecting printed wiring leads on the edge of a printed circuit board (PCB).

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  • CW Industries

    CW Industries offers CWR-170-40-0000, CWR-170-34-0000, CWR-170-26-0000, CWR-170-20-0000, and CWR-170-10-0000 card edge connectors. Model CWR-170-40-0000 IDC card edge connectors feature current ratings up to 1A, operating temperatures ranging from -55 to +125°C, dialectic voltages over 500 VDC, and insulation resistance up to 5 x 109 ohms. These connectors have up to 40 contacts, gold over nickel plating, and terminals for up to 1/16" boards. CW connectors are available with or without mounting ears, 10 to 50 contacts, and thicknesses ranging from 0.032" to 0.070".

  • Keltron Connector Co.

    Keltron Connector Co. offers 2425 Series 3.96mm, 2325 Series 3.175mm, 2225ME Series 2.54mm, 2225R Series 2.54mm, and 2526 Series 1.0mm card edge connectors. These connectors come in 12 to 242 position options, tail lengths ranging from 4.5 to 19.6mm, and certain models feature mounting ear long tails. Keltron also offers edge cart PCB mounts in straight or right angle styles and positions ranging from 12 to 120. Plating options include: selective gold 30", selective gold 15u", and selective gold flash.

  • Mouser Electronics

    Mouser Electronics offers standard, PCI/PCI express, micro TCA, and AMC/AMC B+ card edge connectors. Standard card edge connectors come in contact/position ranges from 1 to 425, board thicknesses ranging from 1.57 to 10.92mm, pitch ranges from 0.15 to 12.9mm, and the following mounting styles: screw, press fit, PCB, panel, IDC cable, flange, wire, through-hole, straddle mount, SMT/SMD, etc. These connectors are constructed from a wide range of materials, including: glass, polyester, bronze, copper, gold, tin, nickel, phthalate, nylon, thermoplastic, polycarbonate, glass-filled phenolic, etc.

  • TE Connectivity

    TE Connectivity offers card edge connectors in over two dozen types, including: modified bellows, cantilever, press-fit, standard, mother board, rotary cam ZIF, linear ZIF, high current, low profile, PCB hood, DUO-TYNE flag, drawer, crimp snap twin leaf, etc. Crimp snap twin leaf connectors are ideally used for high density wire-to-board applications, and they come in right angle, posted, solder, or crimp styles. Model 1-640133-0 crimp snap twin leaf connectors feature up to 10 positions, mounting ear options, tin-lead contact plating, and a 3.96mm center-line.

  • Digi-Key Corp.

    Digi-Key Corp. offers card edge connectors in a variety of configurations. These connectors feature positions ranging from 1 to 390, male/female gender options, card thicknesses ranging from 0.031" to 0.125", contact finish thickness ranges from 1μin to 118.1μin, and a pitch range from 0.20" to 0.508". They are available in 1-2 rows, and they have the following optional features: scoops, open card slots, latches, end caps, card latches, card extenders, board locks, locking ramps, board guides, clips, bi-levels, etc.

  • Newark

    Newark offers card edge and backplane connectors in over 1,000 configurations. These connectors come in pitch spacing ranges from 0.5 to 20.3mm, contact numbers ranging from 1 to 340, and row numbers ranging from 1 to 16. They are RoHS compliant, and they come in receptacle, plug, or header gender options. Contact termination options include: solder, screw, press fit vertical, press fit right angle, IDC/IDT, crimp, surface mount right angle, wire wrap, surface mount straddle, through hole vertical, etc.

  • CDM Electronics, Inc.

    CDM Electronics, Inc. offers card edge connectors in a variety of configurations. C-Press card edge connectors feature operating temperatures ranging from -55 to +105°C, insulation resistance ratings up to 5,000 Megohms, current ratings ranging from 1 to 3 Amps, insertion force ratings up to 40 lbs, and contact resistance ratings up to 11 Milliohms. These connectors are reliable, compliant, mass terminated, attractive, and they come pre-assembled.

  • Molex

    Molex offers PCI Express card edge connectors for server, desktop computer, motherboard, and workstation applications. These connectors have the following features: a simple through-hole design, hot plug/swap capabilities, a scalable modular design, data transfer rate support up to 2.5 Gbps, and PCI SIG specification compliance.

  • Abelconn LLC

    Abelconn LLC offers card edge and back-plane connectors. AbleConn card edge connectors come in a variety of styles, including: mating MIL-C-28859 backplane modular, super high-density SHD, MIL-C-28754 NAFI style, and MIL-DTL-55302 QPL. AbleConn back-planes are often used for the following applications: aerospace, military, shipboard fire/radar, F-15 flight systems, high reliability air transport avionics, etc.


  • Hardware Specialty Co., Inc.

    Hardware Specialty Co., Inc. designs and manufactures card edge connectors for the medical, space flight, aviation, and electronics industries. Hardware Specialty also offers headers, sockets, shunts and test points.