FFC & FPC

Flat Flex Cable (FFC) Products

At Agility EMS, we bring you the best in flat flex cable (FFC) in any design you need, and we are a certified distributor of flat pitch cable. We have what you need in cable pitch, conductor distribution and length, and offer you the custom solutions that will get your job done using long lasting and quality components. We also have a wide selection of the finest flat flex cable in the industry for your convenience and deliver on time every time.

Cable Information

Any variation of terminations A and B are available in the configuration you require. Solder tabs, receptacles, plain, latched and detent housing models are available in any design and size. Orientation for housing latches in any combination of up and down are in stock and ready for shipping for your convenience. Cable pitch .050” and .100” pitch is available with conductors ranging from four to thirty-five. Solder tab types come in straight, right angle, right angle staggered and Z-bend. Double row housing and folds are optional, and cable length is variable.

  • .025” Square Pin Housing
  • .025” Receptacle Housing

At Agility EMS we provide you with the flat flex cable assembly you need. Flat flex jumpers and flex strip printed circuits are also available, and our custom solutions offer din rail/panel builds. We offer the support, design and prototyping and testing that ensures quality, and if you need drawing and specs, we can do that too. Agility EMS has a team of experienced custom product specialists who will assist you with any design or modification you need.

Flat Flexible Cable (FFC) Assemblies:

  • Lighter weight & lower profile vs traditional wire harnesses
  • Cable assemblies may be connectorized to mate with industry standard headers
  • Centerlines of .100″(2.54 mm) & .050″ (1.27 mm)
  • Jacket constructions of Nomex, Polyester, Kapton and Teflon
  • High flex life & superior heat dissipation
  • EMI/RFI options are available
  • Custom length assemblies available
  • 100% continuity tested

Flexible Film Cable (FFC)

Also known as flexible flat conductor cable, this product is lightweight, low profile, small outline cable designed to satisfy high density cabling applications. It excels in applications that cause the cable to be flexed repeatedly. FFC Cable can be folded into shapes as needed. It is designed for high-cycle-life applications as well as for board-to-board jumpers. The cables are available in a wide variety of pitches to fit a broad spectrum of applications.

Features:

  • Copper conductors are flat for high flex life
  • Available as blunt cut, or terminated with solder tabs, pins, or receptacles,
  • Choice of conductor pitches accommodates a wide variety of PCB hole patterns.
  • Insulation is polyester
  • Cable Assemblies may be connectorized to mate with industry standard headers.
  • EMI/RFI shielding is available

Advantages Include:

  • Weight Savings: Considerably lighter than round wire harness methods.
  • Space Savings: As much as 50% over round wires
  • Flexibility: Multi-million cycles may be achieved
  • Heat Dissipation: More effective heat dissipation than round wire due to a larger surface area-to-volume ration
  • Ruggedness: Flat Plane provides a collective strength for tensile loads and contact retention

Small Outline + Low Profile = High Density

Today’s commercial electronics demand lightweight, high density packaging – a natural home for a product that is almost paper thin. FFC Cables provide the low-profile interconnect that designers look for when developing new laptop computers, notebooks, cellular telecommunications gear, and medical equipment.

High Flex Life

Unlike other flat cables that utilize round conductors, FFC Cable is made with flat ribbon wire that is engineered for high flex life application. The life cycle of an FFC Cable may extend to more than 10 million flexures at a radius of 22.0 mm. Board to board jumpers are the perfect application for print heads, plotters, copiers, automatic insertion equipment and other robotics. FFC Cables can be folded into shapes to ease routing.

Agility EMS is UL Recognized for Flexible Film Cable assembly and Flexible Printed Circuit termination under File Number E121321

Flexible Film Cable (FFC) Specifications

.100” [2.54mm] Centerline Cable

Materials:

Conductors: Unplated Copper, 27AWG equivalent

Insulation: Flame Retardant Polyester Film

Thickness: .011” Max

Performance:

Current Rating: 3 Amps per Conductor

Voltage Rating: 300VAC

Temperature Rating: -55*C to +105*C

Typical Electrical Values:

Insulation Resistance: 20 Megaohms

Dialectic Strength: 2500 Volts/Mil

Flammability Rating: VW-1

UL Recognized

AWM style 2643

.050” [1.27mm] Centerline Cable

Materials:

Conductors: Unplated Copper, 30AWG equivalent

Insulation: Flame Retardant Polyester Film

Thickness: .011” Max

Performance:

Current Rating: 1.5 Amps per Conductor

Voltage Rating: 300VAC

Temperature Rating: -55*C to +105*C

Typical Electrical Values:

Insulation Resistance: 20 Megaohms

Dialectic Strength: 2500 Volts/Mil

Flammability Rating: VW-1

UL Recognized

AWM style 3643

Environmental Compliance:

European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances.

(RoHS)

All components used in the creation of Flat Flexible Conductor (FFC) assemblies are available in RoHS Compliant materials.

The requirement for RoHS Compliance must be specified at the beginning of the Quotation cycle.

Notes

add the following part numbers somewhere on the FFC/FPC page:

    • 528000-7
    • 224910-4
    • 224910-1

Attachments to include on the website

    1. FFC Solution Guide
    2. Flex Strip Solution Guide