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EIA RS-406

73rd Edition, January 8, 1973

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General Document for Connectors, Electric, Printed- Wiring Board

Includes all amendments and changes through Stabilization Notice (No longer revised / updated) , April 2013

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SAME AS IPC-C-405 & ANSI C83.88
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Description / Abstract:

This document defines the recommended requirements for multi-contact electric connectors for the purpose of adapting electric conductors to printed-wiring boards, and for the purpose of interconnecting one printed-wiring board to another. It is intended that only those requirements that apply to a particular application need be tested.

Any deviations from this document shall be considered as negotiable.

Purpose: The intent of this document is to provide guidelines by which the user may develop a connector specification. It is also the intent of this document to provide information to be used in the selection of printed circuit connectors.

Types: The type describes the general configuration and intended use.

Type I One-piece connector

Type II Two-piece connector

Classes: See Table I

Size: The size of the connector defines the thickness of the applicable pluggable printed wiring board.

Contact Spacing: The contact spacing centerline to centerline defines the spacing between adjacent contacts. Spacings indicated are recommended standards.