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Low-Profile Smart Card Connector

C&K Components has introduced the new CCM01 MK5 Series low-profile smart card connectors. Compatible with Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) and payment card industry (PCI) standards, the series is well suited for point-of-sale (POS), mobile-point-of-sale (mPOS), transaction, and identification applications.

CCM01 MK5 Series smart card connectors feature a sealed card-detection switch and robust construction with an operating life of 500,000 cycles. They are available in two low-profile options: a 4.0 mm plastic cover with 10 N (max) insertion force or 3.2 mm metal cover with 40 N (max) insertion force, both of which feature a card extraction force of 1 N (min) and 10 N (max). Designed to meet specifications for several different applications, CCM01 MK5 Series connectors are also available with short, recessed contact tails for PCI applications; long contact tails that are exposed to facilitate re-work; and long contact tails with metal pegs for heavy duty 40 N insertion force applications. In addition, the connectors are available with a full range of ESD options, including full, partial, and non-ESD protection.

All versions of the RoHS-compliant CCM01 MK5 Series smart card connectors feature a 500,000-cycle life and an operating temperature range spanning -40 °C to 85 °C. 

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