Advantages, that convince

  • Savings
    • Reduced material needs since one connection stage is lost (no socket bases)
    • Simpler handling (purchase, storage, fitting etc.) since fewer components need to be managed
    • Process cost savings since soldering and/or press-in process and one process step less are needed
    • No costly machinery required for fitting
    • Energy cost savings
  • Overall system optimization
    • Minimized height of overall system and thus less installation space is required
    • Reduced weight, hence e.g. reduced fuel consumption in automotive sector
    • Flexibly pluggable from both sides of the circuit board
  • Technical requirements
    • No special requirements of the PCB
    • Higher lifetime of PCB since thermal processing steps (e.g. soldering) are not required
    • Higher tolerances than with press-fit technology
  • Electrical characteristics
    • Elimination of an electrical interface (i.e. potential fault source) as no intermediary contact element is required
    • Significant reduction in electrical contact resistance (by about 50%)
    • Thus less heating of overall system
  • Green technology
    • Simpler to recycle: SKEDD connectors can be easily removed from the PCB
    • Reusable: Up to 10 insertion and extraction cycles are possible