Connectors for the Smart Metering Industry

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Global Connector Technology offer a full package of connectors to smart metering customers, the focus is on board to board for in meter PCB connection, SIM card products to allow GSM module communcation and Flat Flexible connectors and cable for connecting PCB’s to a display.

A huge range of standard board to board products is complimented by custom product expertise, which allows simple modifications to board to board connectors all the way up to complete bespoke connector design.

Customers trust that GCT have the experience, skills and technical expertise to assist with design of custom board to board interconnects, for example we recently designed a bespoke connector to meet Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications (SMETS).  We offer a high quality board to board products at an extremely competitive price, critically overall project cost often comes as a pleasant surprise, as tooling costs and volume thresholds for project acceptance are low compared to many brand named competitors.  You’re thinking, you would say that, wouldn’t you! Ask us to a quote and see for yourself.

SIM connectors come in three standard card sizes: Nano, Micro and Mini (know more commonly as ‘standard SIM’).  Choose between push-pull, push-push and hinged connector types depending on your design constraints. There are options for card detection too, for when your design needs to know that that the card is inserted.  Use the narrow your search functionality to find the perfect option for your design..

To speed up design downloadable drawings, 3D models and specifications are available at gct.co.

Call today to discuss design requirements, or see our custom board to board connector case studies.

FFC connector range offers economy and ultra low profiles.

FFC from GCT

Global Connector Technology’s new FFC/FPC connector range consists of 0.5mm and 1.00mm pitch ZIF connectors with a huge variety of options including side and top entry orientation, slide and ‘flip’ actuator styles and various height profiles, including ultra low 1.2mm.

GCT’s FFC connectors offer a low profile, light weight and low cost alternative to bulky two piece discrete wire or IDC connectors in space-critical applications. The one piece zero insertion force design saves time during assembly and is particularly appropriate where moving parts need to be connected (e.g. plotters or printers).

Free evaluation samples of popular circuit sizes are available and shipped same day from your local sales office.