Stronger than your average Hinged Micro SIM Connector

You can be assured that all GCT products have undergone rigourous tests to guarantee product quality and reliability that is second to none.  It’s what our reputation is built on and long may it continue as we push the performance of our connectors and cable assemblies.

For one of our latest products, the SIM7200, this is no exception.  The hinged microSIM connector has been subject to various tests to prove how tough it really is.  If you don’t believe us, here’s the durability test video!

For a start, it is capable of over 5000 mating cycles, which includes the contact, hinge and locking mechanisms of the SIM connector.

Mechanical shock testing subjected the connector to a total of 18 shocks at 490m/s2 accelleration across 3 difference axis, further demonstrating strong resiliance to drops and knocks.

Additionally, vibration tests saw the connector with a SIM card inserted exposed to a total of 15 minutes vibration from 10 to 55 to 10Hz frequency at a 1.52mm amplitude.

These are just a few of the tests that the SIM7200 has completed and sucessfully passed in accordance to EIA standards, demonstrating why it is stronger than your average hinged micro SIM connector.  Full test details can be found on the Product Specification on our website here.

Here at GCT, we’re commitment to offer our customers high quality products that will meet their application requirements completely.  And when you need something a bit more customised, we can assist with that too – just get in touch and we will be more than happy to help on your next project.

Smart Card connector high cycles durability tested to 500,000 cycles

See video of Global Connector Technology SCC055 landed contact Smart Card connector being put through it’s paces in durability testing.  A ISO/IEC 7810 smart card is inserted 500,000 times.  For exacting applications, such as retail point of sale equipment this high cycle rate is essential.

SCC050 is a PCB mounted, horizontal push-pull smart card connector high cycles.  It has eight contacts and includes a card detection switch set as normally open.  The connector is shielded and contacts a sealed switch which is designed to withstand the very high card insertion and extraction rate.

Smart card connector high cycles

GCT offer a range of Smart Card connectors, including low cost versions with lower card cycle rates.  Learn more about GCT’s range of Smart card connectors at www.gct.co. You’ll find explanations of the different contact types friction and landed, card detection switching methods, reverse mount versions and much more.  Drawings, product specifications and 3d models are available for instant download.