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LIF Connectors

Simple, Versatile UUT Connectors

Introduction

Low Insertion Force Connectors!

 

LIF Connectors are a high performance electrical connector for high-density I/O applications. LIF Connectors feature a simple half turn engagement mechanism and support multiple signal, power and RF combinations with up to 260 I/O points per connector. LIF (Low Insertion Force) pin and socket connectors are a better performing, more rugged alternative to standard ZIF connectors.

Benefits

Enhanced Electrical Performance

LIF Connectors use a specially designed hyperboloid pin and socket contact set. This robust contact set offers significantly enhanced

electrical performance over paddle spring contact sets available for similar high-density I/O connectors on the market. Our pin and socket contacts provide improved contact retention and are self-wiping, thus minimizing the potential for intermittence caused by shock and vibe or debris build up between contacts.

For signal and low amperage power requirements, we currently offer a signal contact set supports operating current up to 3 amps. Our micro-power contact set for higher amperage requirements supports operating current up to 23 amps. Our 50-ohm micro-coax contact set supports RF requirements with a rated frequency range up to 2 GHz and continuous operating current up to .5 amps.

Superior Durability

LIF Connectors are constructed of the same high quality materials used in high-end mass interface systems such as our SCOUT and TITAN lines. LIF Connector modules are built using a rugged dielectric composite epoxy reinforced with woven fiberglass. LIF Connector contacts are made of durable, electrically superior materials (BeCu or Brass 360) and plated with Gold (Au) over Nickel (Ni). LIF Connector modules and contacts are designed and tested to maintain high performance for a minimum of 20,000 engagement cycles.

Densities

LIF Connectors are available in a variety of standard configurations including three signal only variations providing 96, 156 or 260 signal positions. LIF is also available in multiple hybrid configurations that support power or RF applications by introducing power and coax contacts within the LIF form factor. LIF Hybrid Connectors are currently available in a smaller configuration providing 16 power or coax positions plus 16 signal positions and a larger configuration providing 18 power or coax positions plus 72 signal positions.

PCB Options

Leveraging on the superior electrical capabilities of printed circuit board assemblies, all LIF Connector configurations are available with a secondary contact set purpose-designed to allow efficient mounting of LIF receptacle sockets directly onto the surface of a PCB. By eliminating conventional cabling, PCB mounted LIF Connectors provide the best overall electrical performance while also offering easy integration and maintenance.

Accessories

LIF Connectors are available with a variety of optional accessories including back shells, polarizing posts and protective covers. Molded plastic or cast aluminum back shells with strain relief brackets are available to provide protection for internal wiring and terminations. Polarizing posts provide up to 36 individual keying combinations prohibit the mating of incompatible/incorrect LIF plug and socket combinations. Protective covers are available to protect valuable electrical contacts while connectors are disengaged. Protective covers are made of premium Nylon 6-6 and include a bead chain to prevent loss and encourage use.

Parts

ImagePart #Short DescriptionCustomer DrawingInstruction Sheet3d PdfStp FileProduct DetailsAdd to quotehf:tax:component_category
Contact, Male, Micro Coax
562201Contact, Male, Micro Coax
Wire Type

RG 178 JOY 05 JOY 06 JOY 018

Shield Material

Brass 360

Insulation Resistance

1000 Mohms

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min.

Center Conductor Material

Brass 360

VSWR

1.1 @ 500 MHz

Cycle Life

10000

Insertion Loss

0.2 dB @ 500 MHz

Rated Contact Frequency Range

DC – 2 GHz

Center Conductor Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

Impedance

50 Ohms

Operating Current

0.5 Amps Max. Continuous

Shield Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

contacts contacts-male
Contact, Female, Micro Coax
561201Contact, Female, Micro Coax

Impedance

50 Ohms

Shield Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min.

Cycle Life

10000

Shield Material

BeCu

Wire Type

RG 178 JOY 05 JOY 06 JOY 018

Center Conductor Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

Rated Contact Frequency Range

DC – 2 GHz

Operating Current

0.5 Amps Max. Continuous

Center Conductor Material

BeCu

Insulation Resistance

1000 Mohms

Insertion Loss

0.2 dB @ 500 MHz

VSWR

1.1 @ 500 MHz

contacts contacts-female
Contact, Female, Micro Power
562023Contact, Female, Micro Power

Operating Current

25 Amps

Resistance “Max”

10mOhms

Max Wire “AWG”

14

Termination

Solder

Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

Material

BeCu

Cycle Life

20000

contacts contacts-female
Contact, Male, Micro Power
562024Contact, Male, Micro Power

Operating Current

25 Amps

Resistance “Max”

10mOhms

Max Wire “AWG”

14

Termination

Solder

Material

Brass 360

Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

Cycle Life

20000

contacts contacts-male
Strain relief bracket, 156, 216, 260, 80-20 APEX & 156, 260 LIF
5516281Strain relief bracket, 156, 216, 260, 80-20 APEX & 156, 260 LIF
Material

Aluminium Alloy

back-shells-and-accessories
Tooling, Positioner for LIF
452299Tooling, Positioner for LIF

Material

Stainless Steel and Aluminum

tooling
LIF Plug, 156 Position, PCB
562220LIF Plug, 156 Position, PCB

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Contacts to use

562250

Hardware

Stainless Steel

plugs
Contact, Male, Signal, 0.6mm, for PCB
562250Contact, Male, Signal, 0.6mm, for PCB

Current Max.

3 Amps

Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

Material

360 Brass Alloy

Cycle Life

more than 20000 mating cycles

contacts contacts-male
96 Position LIF for PCB Socket (supplied fully populated)
56350596 Position LIF for PCB Socket (supplied fully populated)

Note:

Assembly requires a 5/64″ Allen key

Supplied populated with

96 x 5512225 contacts

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Note:

LIF-0096-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Note:

PCB layout is on page 2 of customer drawings.

sockets
156 Position LIF for PCB Socket (supplied fully populated)
563506156 Position LIF for PCB Socket (supplied fully populated)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Supplied populated with

156 x 5512225 contacts

Note:

Assembly requires a 5/64″ Allen key

Note:

PCB layout is on page 2 of customer drawings.

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Note:

LIF-0156-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

sockets
260 Position LIF for PCB Socket (supplied fully populated)
563507260 Position LIF for PCB Socket (supplied fully populated)

Note:

Assembly requires a 5/64″ Allen key

Note:

LIF-0260-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Supplied populated with

260 x 5512225 contacts

Note:

PCB layout is on page 2 of customer drawings.

sockets
Extraction Tool, LIF for PCB Contacts ** OBSOLETE **
5511379Extraction Tool, LIF for PCB Contacts ** OBSOLETE **

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Material

Aluminum Components

** OBSOLETE **

** Replaced by 412709 **

tooling
LIF-3-96 Hybrid, Plug, PCB Mount
5512722LIF-3-96 Hybrid, Plug, PCB Mount

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Supplied with

96 x 562054 signal contacts fitted

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Hardware Material

Stainless Steel

plugs
LIF 3-96 Hybrid Plug, Discrete.
5515667LIF 3-96 Hybrid Plug, Discrete.

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Hardware Material

Stainless Steel

Supplied with

96 x HST-806-MC contacts (loose)

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

plugs
Extraction Tool  for LIF Contacts ** OBSOLETE **
412634-02Extraction Tool for LIF Contacts ** OBSOLETE **

** OBSOLETE **

** Replaced by 412701 **

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Material

Body : Aluminium

tooling
96 Position LIF Socket for Discrete Wiring
LIF-0096-F96 Position LIF Socket for Discrete Wiring

Note:

LIF-0096-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

sockets
96 Position LIF Back Shell, Metal
LIF-0096-HM96 Position LIF Back Shell, Metal

Type:

Metal

Max Cable Entry Size

0.750 inch (19.05mm)

back-shells-and-accessories
96 Position LIF Back Shell, Plastic
LIF-0096-HP96 Position LIF Back Shell, Plastic

Body Material

Plastic

Strain Relief Bracket

Aluminum

Max Cable Entry Size

0.750 inch (19.05mm)

back-shells-and-accessories
96 Position LIF Plug for Discrete Wiring
LIF-0096-M96 Position LIF Plug for Discrete Wiring

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Note:

LIF-0096-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Plug Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Hardware

Stainless Steel

plugs
LIF 96 Position Protective Cover
LIF-0096-PCDLIF 96 Position Protective Cover

Note:

Can be used on either the socket or plug side

Lanyard

Round Bead Chain x 6 inch

Cover Material

Black Nylon 66

back-shells-and-accessories
156 Position LIF Socket for Discrete Wiring
LIF-0156-F156 Position LIF Socket for Discrete Wiring

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Note:

LIF-0156-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

sockets
156 Position LIF Back Shell, Metal
LIF-0156-HM156 Position LIF Back Shell, Metal

Max Cable Entry Size

0.750 inch (19.05mm)

Material

Aluminum

back-shells-and-accessories
156 Position LIF Back Shell, Plastic
LIF-0156-HP156 Position LIF Back Shell, Plastic

Strain Relief Bracket

Aluminum

Max Cable Entry Size

0.750 inch (19.05mm)

Material

Plastic

back-shells-and-accessories
156 Position LIF Plug for Discrete Wiring
LIF-0156-M156 Position LIF Plug for Discrete Wiring

Hardware

Stainless Steel

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Note:

LIF-0156-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Plug Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

plugs
LIF 156 Position Protective Cover
LIF-0156-PCDLIF 156 Position Protective Cover

Note:

Can be used on either the socket or plug side

Lanyard

Round Bead Chain x 6 inch

Cover Material

Black Nylon 66

back-shells-and-accessories
Polarizing Post, Single with screw
LIF-01PC-POPolarizing Post, Single with screw

Includes

1 post and 1 4-40UNC screw

Material

Aluminium

back-shells-and-accessories
260 Position LIF Socket for Discrete Wiring
LIF-0260-F260 Position LIF Socket for Discrete Wiring

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

sockets
260 Position LIF Back Shell, Metal
LIF-0260-HM260 Position LIF Back Shell, Metal

Max Cable Entry Size

0.900 inch (22.8mm)

Material

Aluminum

back-shells-and-accessories
260 Position LIF Plug for Discrete Wiring
LIF-0260-M260 Position LIF Plug for Discrete Wiring

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Note:

LIF-0260-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Plug Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Hardware

Stainless Steel

plugs
LIF 260 Position Protective Cover
LIF-0260-PCDLIF 260 Position Protective Cover

Cover Material

Black Nylon 66

Lanyard

Round Bead Chain x 6 inch

Note:

Can be used on either the socket or plug side

back-shells-and-accessories
32 Position LIF Hybrid Socket, 16 Coax/Power - 16 Signal Positions
LIF-16-16-F32 Position LIF Hybrid Socket, 16 Coax/Power - 16 Signal Positions

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Note:

LIF-0096-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Note:

Assembly requires a 5/64″ Allen key

sockets
32 Position LIF Hybrid Plug, 16 Coax/Power - 16 Signal Positions
LIF-16-16-M32 Position LIF Hybrid Plug, 16 Coax/Power - 16 Signal Positions

Note:

LIF-0096-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Plug Materal

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Note:

Assembly requires a 5/64″ Allen key

Hardware Material

Stainless Steel

plugs
90 Position LIF Hybrid Socket, 18 Coax/Power - 72 Signal Positions
LIF-18-72-F90 Position LIF Hybrid Socket, 18 Coax/Power - 72 Signal Positions

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Note:

LIF-0156-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

Note:

Assembly requires a 5/64″ Allen key

Socket Material

Black Epoxy Glass G10

sockets
90 Position LIF Hybrid Plug, 18 Coax/Power - 72 Signal Positions
LIF-18-72-M90 Position LIF Hybrid Plug, 18 Coax/Power - 72 Signal Positions

Note:

Assembly requires a 5/64″ Allen key

Hardware Material

Stainless Steel

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV)

1500 VDC Min

Plug Materal

Black Epoxy Glass G10

Note:

LIF-0156-PCD protective cover can be used on either plug or socket

plugs
Contact, Signal, Female Crimp, Discrete Wired LIF
HST-806-FCContact, Female, Signal, 0.6mm, crimp

Current Max.

3 Amps

Wire Type

26 – 22 AWG

Termination

Crimp

Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

Material

360 Brass Alloy

Cycle Life

more than 20000 mating cycles

contacts contacts-female
Contact, Signal, Male Crimp, Discrete Wired LIF
HST-806-MCContact, Male, Signal, 0.6mm, crimp
Current Max.

3 Amps

Termination

Crimp

Wire Type

26 – 22 AWG

Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

Material

360 Brass Alloy

Cycle Life

more than 20000 mating cycles

contacts contacts-male
Female Signal Contact, for PCB or Header
5512225Contact, Female, Signal, 0.6mm, for PCB

Plating

Au (Gold) over Ni (Nickel)

Material

Beryllium Copper

Termination

PCB or Female Header

Current Max.

3 Amps

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