Flexible Printed Circuit Connector

March 2, 2018
Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.'s FCP connectors allow for horizontal FPC insertion/withdrawal.

Expanding its compact flexible printed circuit connector offering, the FH58M Series FPC connector supports USB 3.0, Embedded DisplayPort ver1.3 and MIPI D-PHY ver1.1 standards. The 0.25mm pitch version is designed for consumer, medical, point-of-sale and other portable electronic applications.


The FH58M Series of FPC connectors feature a back-flip style actuator and a dual-sided top and bottom contact for exceptional reliability. This unique design offers many benefits including PCB space-savings, excellent impedance characteristics and high-speed transmission.


The connector has a mounted depth of 3.1 mm and a height of 0.9 mm. Combining small size and lightweight - the FH58M Series weighs only 0.046g and is ideal for the growing wearable electronics market.


The FPC connectors have a user-friendly design, which includes wide tapers providing smooth FPC insertion. It also incorporates a metal lock mechanism, which allows for horizontal FPC insertion/withdrawal, and produces a clear tactile click that insures complete insertion. The FPC tab lock firmly holds the FPC in place until the actuator is locked.


The dual-sided contact design employs a bottom contact spring to provide high reliability and signal continuity. This dual contact construction, along with the retention spring, delivers a retention force of 15.0N for the top contact and 14.5N for the bottom contact.


The FH58M Series is available in 31, 35, 41 and 51 positions. The connector meets halogen-free requirements and is RoHS compliant.

Connector TypeReceptacleRecommended Wire TypeFPCRecommended FFC/FPCFPCPerformance CharacteristicsUSB3.0, eDP, MIPINumber of Positions7, 31, 35, 41, 51Contact Pitch0.2, 0.25 mmMounting Pitch0.4, 0.5 mmFPC/FFC Insertion DirectionHorizontalActuator PositionBackContact OrientationTop & BottomConnector Height0.9 mmConnector Width3.1 mmNumber of Rows
(Lead/PCB Side)2Contact PlatingGoldRated Current0.2 AMating/Unmating Cycles10Rated Voltage (AC)AC 30 VRated Voltage (DC)DC 30 VOperating Temperature (Max.)85?Operating Temperature (Min.)-55?