Molex recently released the ClipLok™ interconnect clip, an electomechanical connection that easily attaches to secure a membrane switch or FPC tail firmly to a printed circuit board, eliminating the need for mating connectors at each point. A first-to-market product, the low-profile ClipLok interconnect clip provides immediate and reliable circuit-to-board connectivity in a range of consumer, medical, networking and telecommunications applications.

ClipLok PCB Secure Circuit-to-Board Interconnect Spring ClipThe ClipLok™ spring clip is a unique mechanical connection assembly that allows a membrane switch customer to attach easily and keep in place a printed circuit to a PCB. Circuit-to-circuit electrical connections are achieved when the switch circuits are wrapped around the edge of the board. The ClipLok assembly is the mechanical component that holds the circuits together, by means of a spring-type mechanism. The ClipLok assembly offers excellent retention force and is ideal for use in tight enclosures including ZIF applications.

The latest addition to the Molex line of integrated switch assemblies, the ClipLok interconnect clip offers a less bulky alternative to other circuit-to-board interconnect methods. The mechanical component securely bonds circuits together by means of a spring-type mechanism. Electrical connections are achieved when the switch circuits are wrapped around the edge of the board. Finally, a built-in feature on each ClipLok interconnect clip guides the assembler in the correct placement of the clip and circuit.

Molex’s ClipLok interconnect clip and membrane switch assemblies are qualified through tests based on ASTM (American Society of Testing and Material) standards.