The new LEK Series connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation provide a space saving and low profile connection for LED lighting and reliable contact construction for high density applications. Any misalignment between the horizontal connections between the PCBs is absorbed by the LEK plug and receptacle. The spring contact in the receptacle is designed with a hook that provides a secure locking system. This positive locking feature assures high retention force while providing ease of assembly. The LEK Series connectors are especially suited to high density LED devices that may be subjected to harsh handling or vibration.
Rated at 3A (AC/DC), the PCB SMT mounted plug and receptacle contacts are available in side entry configuration. The LEK Series has an operating temperature of -55 degree C to +85 °C including temperature rise when applying an electrical current. The PCB mounted contacts are made of tin plated copper alloy.
SMT headers are provided on embossed tape for automatic insertion equipment.