These new series of connectors have been built with a smaller more compact structure considered to be a low profile BM29. This BM29 was built to have an enhanced powered connectivity while being able to save space for micro applications. Per the manufacture, Hirose Electric Group the BM29 comes to be one of world’s smallest hybrid FPC-to-board connectors. Designed with a uniquely small structure with “the height 0.6mm, depth of 1.5mm and a width of 3.16mm.” These series of connectors are equipped with receptacles and plugs that are compatible with Flat Printed Circuit to hook with a board connection. Noted to be a hybrid connector that is imposed with ratings on the power contacts at a 3A and its signal contacts at a 0.3A.
Many buyers might be disillusioned from its micro size but Hirose can insure that its size is no factor to its capabilities. According to the manufactures of the connectors the high performance is “due to the provision of 2-point contacts and a long effective mating length of 0.1mm.” Created to have an easy mating system by incorporating the X-direction at a 0.3mm in separation while the Y direction is at 0.24mm of separation for the Guide ribs to be easily incorporated. The manufactures have also created the connector with a metal guide in case of any incorrect mating that may occur in the process of incorporation. Alongside metal locks that decrease the chances of unintended inmating that may be caused by drop impact and increase the retention force.
Some key features the connector has to offer are ,“Number of contacts: 2 signal/2 power (6 signal/2 power, 10 signal/2 power under development), Contact pitch: 0.35mm, Current rating: 0.3A signal/3A power Stack height: 0.6mm, Voltage rating: 30V, Mating cycles: 10, Halogen-free “Applications that are often well compatible with the connector are,” point-of-sale equipment, medical devices, wearable devices, small sensors, IOT modules and other small portable devices.”