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Single Row 40 Position 0.5 mm Bottom Right Angle Flip Lock FFC/FPC Receptacle

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Mfr. Name: Hirose Electric
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Date Code: 1827
Product Specification Section
Technical Attributes
Attributes Table
No of Positions: 40
Pitch: 0.5 mm
Style/Orientation: Right Angle Socket/Receptacle
Termination: Surface Mount
Operating Temp Range: -40°C to +85°C
Voltage Rating: 50V
Current Rating: 0.5A
Contact Material: Phosphor Bronze
Contact Plating: Gold
Material: Polyamide
No of Rows: 1
Gender: Female
Color: Beige
Insulation Resistance: 500MΩ
Mounting Method: Surface Mount
Features & Applications

The FH12 Series is a Fine Pitch Wire to Board connector.  Using a one finger flip-locking mechanism, contact between the (FPC) Flexible Printed Circuit and the (FFC) Flexible Flat Cable is confirmed by the click noise and feel.  The Connector is also equipped with Hirose’s patented half tuning fork contacts.  These maintain the required normal force without relying on the connector housing.  Conventional products housing walls support the contact force, which does not provide for long-term reliability.  

Common applications are Notebook computers, printers, PDAs, digital cameras and other compact devices for interconnecting the main circuit board with the LCD, HDD or other devices.


1. Ease of Use and Space Savings
Only one finger or 6.9N (Newtons) of force is required to lock Hirose’s rotational actuator (flip-lock) as compared to using 2 fingers and 39.2N to close a FFC/FPC connector from our competition.

The Flip-Lock design also allows customers to place 2 or more connectors side by side as there is no need to waste additional board space for a side latch.

2. Strengthened Flip-lock Actuator
The standard Flip-Lock requires only 2.0mm height above the board. A strengthened lock lever is available which only requires an additional 0.4mm.

3. Supports Thin FPC (0.18mm)
Hirose does not require double-sided FPC to have any additional strengthening plate or stiffener and can therefore support a thickness of as little as 0.18mm +/- 0.05.

4. Hirose Ensures Reliability
Hirose’s patented half tuning fork contacts maintain the required normal force without relying on the connector housing. With our competitor’s conventional products the housing walls support the contact force, which does not provide for long-term reliability.

5. Prevention of Solder Bridge
Excess solder cavity absorbs excessive solder and avoids solder bridging.

6. Three different assembly types
FH12 is offered in Top & Bottom Contact and Vertical Mount and offered in both a 0.5mm contact pitch as well as a 1.0mm contact pitch (bottom contact only).

FH12-40S-0.5SH(55) Characteristic Specifications

  • No. of Positions | 40
  • Current Rating(Amps)(Max.) | 0.4
  • PCB Mount Type | SMT (horizontal)
  • Contact Mating Area Plating | Gold
  • Terminal Pitch (mm) | 0.5
  • Contact Spacing (mm) | 0.5
  • Contact Aligment | Single Row
  • Operating Temperature Range (degrees C) | -40 to 85
  • FPC Thickness (mm) | 0.3
  • Connector Type | Board mounting
  • Contact Gender | Female
  • Mounted Height (mm) | 2

For complete technical specifications and handling instructions see the Hirose Datasheet in the Download Center.

This product is also available in reels of 2,000.  Click Here.

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