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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Description Price Material Series Current Rating Fixing Method Contact Plating Contact Resistance Dimensions Height Length Width
RS Stock No. 909-7255
Mfr. Part No.1551575-5
TWD17
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Stainless Steel - - Screw - - 3.26 x 1.3 x 3mm 3mm 3.26mm 1.3mm
RS Stock No. 164-8330
Mfr. Part No.1447360-9
TWD38,505
1 Tape of 5000
Tape(s)
Copper Alloy - - Clip On - - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 909-7570
Mfr. Part No.1447360-9
TWD7
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Copper Alloy - - Clip On - - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 164-8332
Mfr. Part No.1551575-5
TWD21,423
1 Tape of 4000
Tape(s)
Stainless Steel - - Screw - - 3.26 x 1.3 x 3mm 3mm 3.26mm 1.3mm
RS Stock No. 173-0841
Mfr. Part No.S1751-46R
BrandHARWIN
TWD5
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Brass - - Surface Mount - - 3.25 x 2 x 1.65mm 2mm 3.25mm 1.65mm
RS Stock No. 173-0867
Mfr. Part No.S1721-46R
BrandHARWIN
TWD5
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
units
Beryllium Copper S - Surface Mount Tin 40mΩ 5.08 x 1.07 x 2.23mm 2.23mm 5.08mm 1.07mm
RS Stock No. 788-4820
Mfr. Part No.S1751-46R
BrandHARWIN
TWD7
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Brass - - Surface Mount - - 3.25 x 2 x 1.65mm 2mm 3.25mm 1.65mm
RS Stock No. 173-0837
Mfr. Part No.S7121-42R
BrandHARWIN
TWD4
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
units
Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 788-4861
Mfr. Part No.S7121-42R
BrandHARWIN
TWD12
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 4A Surface Mount Gold - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 788-4805
Mfr. Part No.S1721-46R
BrandHARWIN
TWD11
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Beryllium Copper S - Surface Mount Tin 40mΩ 5.08 x 1.07 x 2.23mm 2.23mm 5.08mm 1.07mm
RS Stock No. 172-0958
Mfr. Part No.2118709-4
TWD117
Each
units
Aluminium - - Surface Mount Nickel Silver - 32 x 32 x 6mm 6mm 32mm 32mm
RS Stock No. 173-0862
Mfr. Part No.S7241-45R
BrandHARWIN
TWD5
Each (On a Reel of 8000)
units
Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 1A Surface Mount Gold 50mΩ 3 x 1.5 x 1.3mm 1.3mm 3mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 172-0904
Mfr. Part No.2118716-2
TWD15
Each (On a Tape of 550)
units
Steel - - Surface Mount Nickel Silver - 16.5 x 16.5 x 3.6mm 3.6mm 16.5mm 16.5mm
RS Stock No. 172-0897
Mfr. Part No.2118712-2
TWD68
Each (On a Tape of 90)
units
Steel - - Surface Mount Nickel Silver - 44.37 x 44.37 x 9.75mm 9.75mm 44.37mm 44.37mm
RS Stock No. 123-5973
Mfr. Part No.2199249-4
TWD9
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.2 x 1.5 x 2.3mm 2.3mm 3.2mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-0863
Mfr. Part No.S7271-45R
BrandHARWIN
TWD5
Each (On a Reel of 7000)
units
Titanium Copper Alloy EZ-BoardWare 1A Surface Mount Gold 50mΩ 3.5 x 1.5 x 2mm 2mm 3.5mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 172-0959
Mfr. Part No.2118722-2
TWD61
Each (In a Pack of 4)
units
Steel - - Surface Mount Nickel Silver - 38.1 x 25.4 x 6mm 6mm 38.1mm 25.4mm
RS Stock No. 123-5969
Mfr. Part No.3-2199250-5
TWD14
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.45 x 1.5 x 3.8mm 3.8mm 3.45mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 172-0919
Mfr. Part No.2118726-2
TWD52
Each (On a Tape of 90)
units
Steel - - Surface Mount Nickel Silver - 44.37 x 44.37 x 9.75mm 9.75mm 44.37mm 44.37mm
RS Stock No. 164-9213
Mfr. Part No.2199249-3
TWD22,198
1 Tape of 7000
Tape(s)
Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.2 x 1.5 x 2mm 2mm 3.2mm 1.5mm