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What are the advantages and disadvantages of flexible pcb connectors

The PCB connector is a device that connects the PCB main board with other functional sub-boards. PCB connectors mainly include: PCB board connectors, high-density pin-shaped PCB connectors, PCB circular connectors, PCB plug-in connectors, four-pin PCB connectors, PCB connectors with locks, etc. Ningbo Max Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. is the industry's leading provider of connector solutions, dedicated to providing connector products with a wide range of applicability and technology-oriented customized services, custom PCB connectors.

PCB can also be divided into flexible PCB and rigid PCB. Although their processes and materials are different, the most intuitive difference between the two is that the flexible PCB can be bent. This advantage can bring more space layout possibilities to structural engineers. But at the same time, the shortcomings of flexible PCB are also very obvious.

(1) The one-time initial cost is high: Since the flexible PCB is designed and manufactured for special applications, the initial circuit design, wiring and photographic masters require higher costs. Cost is high for a small number of applications.

(2) It is difficult to modify and repair flexible PCBs. Because once it is made, it must be changed from the base map or the programmed light drawing program. And the surface of the flexible PCB is covered with a protective film, which must be removed before repair and restored after repair, which increases the difficulty of repair and labor costs.

(3) Flexible PCBs are usually manufactured by batch process, which is easily restricted by the size of production equipment and cannot be made very long and wide.

(4) The improper operation of the operation and assembly personnel can easily cause damage to the flexible circuit, especially soldering and rework, which requires professionally trained personnel to operate.