Hirose (Simi Valley, CA) has developed a new series of FPC connectors that can be mated by utilizing either its top or bottom contact points, providing engineers with enhanced product design flexibility. The FH39 Series of connectors features a low-profile 0.3 mm pitch and accepts standard 0.2 mm FPC. The connectors have a flat upper surface and tape-and-reel packaging that facilitate quick installation when using vacuum pick-and-place methods. They also feature a spring terminal structure that adapts to the FPC motion and enables high contact reliability. The connectors feature a current rating of 0.2 A and a voltage rating of 30 VAC. Contact resistance is a maximum of 100 mA, including FPC and FFC conductor resistance, and the connectors are guaranteed for 10 mating cycles. Pin counts are available from 25 to 67 positions.