A line of connectors for flexible circuits that eliminates soldering and welding when attaching wires to foil and film substrates has been introduced by ETCO Incorporated of Bradenton, Florida.

The FWC series flex circuit connectors attach to lead wires using an “F” style crimp by automatic wire Source: ETCO IncorporatedSource: ETCO Incorporatedprocessing equipment and have features that securely embed when staked into the foil or film substrate. Ideal for critical applications, they are designed for attaching 16 to 22 AWG wires to aluminum- and copper-foil or film laminates from 0.010 inch to 0.040 inch thick.

Supplied in strip form to increase production speeds and efficiency, these flex circuit connectors can be made to original equipment manufacturer specifications in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses to accommodate different substrates. Available in brass and tinned high brass, applications include capacitors, electro-luminescent lighting and displays, flexible heaters and relays.

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