Grounding Contacts

Grounding contacts are surface mountable internal connectors used for circuit grounding (a return path for electric current) of SMT (surface mount technology) devices.

How do grounding contacts work?

Grounding contacts work by providing an electrical connection while also providing protection from static and EMI (electromagnetic interference) noise between a PCB (printed circuit board) and other electronic components, such as speakers, internal antennas, shield cams or secondary PCBs.

Grounding contacts come in a broad array of styles, sizes and heights, to ensure efficient EMI protection and contact. When mounted in a row, they can be used as an RFI (radio-frequency interference) shielding connection for cabinet enclosures and metal boxes. They are designed to maintain positive contact with the mating surface and allow for both sliding and wiping action.

Applications of grounding contacts

Grounding contacts are used in virtually every small PCB application. Some of the typical applications include:

  • MP3 players
  • Smartphones
  • GPS units
  • Tablets
  • PCs and laptops
  • Automotive
  • Industrial equipment
  • eReaders
  • Home electronic devices
  • Video and digital cameras

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RS Stock No. 173-0898
Mfr. Part No.S7061-42R
BrandHARWIN
TWD5.50
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
units
Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 7 x 2.5 x 5.5mm 5.5mm 7mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 788-4880
Mfr. Part No.S7081-42R
BrandHARWIN
TWD12.20
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 173-0875
Mfr. Part No.S0971-46R
BrandHARWIN
TWD4.80
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
units
Stainless Steel - - Surface Mount - 100mΩ 5.92 x 1.1 x 2.1mm 2.1mm 5.92mm 1.1mm
RS Stock No. 173-0894
Mfr. Part No.S7061-46R
BrandHARWIN
TWD6.00
Each (On a Reel of 1200)
units
Beryllium Copper EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel 20mΩ 6.95 x 2.5 x 5.57mm 5.57mm 6.95mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-0849
Mfr. Part No.S7231-45R
BrandHARWIN
TWD3.70
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 1A Surface Mount Gold 50mΩ 2.5 x 1 x 1.28mm 1.28mm 2.5mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 187-0975
Mfr. Part No.2336713-1
TWD6.10
Each (On a Reel of 10)
units
- - 1.5A Surface Mount - 30mΩ 1.7 x 1.1 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 1.7mm 1.1mm
RS Stock No. 788-4868
Mfr. Part No.S7061-42R
BrandHARWIN
TWD11.80
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 7 x 2.5 x 5.5mm 5.5mm 7mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 187-0930
Mfr. Part No.2306334-3
TWD1.70
Each (On a Reel of 9000)
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Stainless Steel - 1A Surface Mount - 50mΩ 2 x 1 x 1.2mm 1.2mm 2mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 122-3515
Mfr. Part No.S7061-46R
BrandHARWIN
TWD11.50
Each (On a Tape of 10)
units
Beryllium Copper EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Tin over Nickel 20mΩ 6.95 x 2.5 x 5.57mm 5.57mm 6.95mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 123-5973
Mfr. Part No.2199249-4
TWD5.80
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.2 x 1.5 x 2.3mm 2.3mm 3.2mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 185-9858
Mfr. Part No.1437259-6
TWD16.60
Each (On a Tape of 10)
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Copper Alloy - 1.5A Surface Mount Nickel Plated - 7 x 2.5 x 4mm 4mm 7mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 788-4811
Mfr. Part No.S1761-42R
BrandHARWIN
TWD12.40
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 4.5 x 2.5 x 3.5mm 3.5mm 4.5mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 187-0929
Mfr. Part No.2329497-1
TWD0.70
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
units
- - 1.5A Surface Mount - 30mΩ 2.7 x 1 x 1.15mm 1.15mm 2.7mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 123-5977
Mfr. Part No.2199248-4
TWD4.00
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Stainless Steel - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.9 x 2 x 1mm 1mm 3.9mm 2mm
RS Stock No. 173-0848
Mfr. Part No.S7221-45R
BrandHARWIN
TWD3.60
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
units
Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 1A Surface Mount Gold 50mΩ 2.6 x 1 x 1.23mm 1.23mm 2.6mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 123-5972
Mfr. Part No.3-2199250-2
TWD7.70
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.45 x 1.5 x 2.9mm 2.9mm 3.45mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 187-0987
Mfr. Part No.2306454-3
TWD4.10
Each (On a Reel of 10)
units
Stainless Steel - 1A Surface Mount - 50mΩ 2.4 x 1 x 2.28mm 2.28mm 2.4mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 123-5971
Mfr. Part No.3-2199250-3
TWD8.30
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.45 x 1.5 x 3.2mm 3.2mm 3.45mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 187-0932
Mfr. Part No.2306654-3
TWD2.10
Each (On a Reel of 7000)
units
Stainless Steel - 1A Surface Mount - 50mΩ 2.4 x 1 x 1.8mm 1.8mm 2.4mm 1mm