ITT's Robust, Low-Cost Dry Circuit Lead Spring Contact Delivers High Hertz Force for Handheld Devices

New surface mount dome spring contact series connector provides board design flexibility.

Santa Ana, CA, October 27, 2011 --( ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects and cable assemblies, has designed a highly reliable dry circuit leaf contact for handheld devices. The rugged Dome Spring Contact (DSC) Series connector provides a high Hertz force of 300K psi with a maximum contact force of 0.5N. The unique design eliminates the risk of flux and solder migration into the contacts' working area, while being pick-and-place compatible. A cost-competitive interconnect, the DSC Series connector features a simple design that delivers a strong and stable spring rate, as well as board design flexibility.

"The Dome Spring Contact Series devices are a robust interconnect that has never experienced an in-field failure. Not only does the DSC Series offer manufacturing forgiveness and freedom of board positioning, but the interconnect also provides a long operating life, even when exposed to harsh environmental conditions found in portable electronic applications," said Ted Worroll, Product Manager at ITT Interconnect Solutions. "With the dome contact spring design, we have developed the most reliable dry circuit domed contact connector available on the market."

Available in a variety of contact forces and a working height range of 0.9mm to 4.5mm, the DSC Series features a high interconnect mating cycle of 3,000. The 2amp nominal current contact is manufactured with BeCu (Beryllium Copper) or TiCu (Titanium Copper), which offers an inherently low contact resistance.

The DSC Series devices are ideal for consumer electronic applications including smart phones, handsets, GPS units, laptops computers, PC card devices, smoke detectors, and home electronics devices.

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ITT Interconnect Solutions is an international manufacturer and supplier of connectors including circular, rectangular, fiber optic, RF, power and high voltage, audio, PCMCIA, Compact Flash Card, enclosures, cable assemblies, and application specific custom solutions. The Interconnect Solutions portfolio includes the brands Cannon, VEAM, and BIW. For more information on ITT Interconnect Solutions and an archive of its press releases, please visit

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ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2009 revenue of $10.9 billion.

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