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EIA RS-429

76th Edition, March 29, 1976

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Industry Standard for Connectors, Electrical Flat Cable Type

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

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Description / Abstract:

This standard defines the requirements for multi-contact, electrical connectors for use with flexible flat cable, conventional round wire, and printed wiring for commercial applications.

Classifications: Electrical connectors conforming to this standard shall be of the following types, classes, styles, sizes and insert arrangements:

Types: Connectors (plugs and receptacles) shall be of the following types:

Type I Flat cable to discrete wires

Type II Flat cable to flat cable or flat cable to flexible printed wiring

Type III Flat cable to rigid printed wiring


Class A Temperature range, -65OC to 15OoC

Class B Temperature range, -65OC to 125°C

Class C Temperature range, -55OC to 105°C

Class D Temperature range, -55OC to 85°C

Styles: Styles shall be as specified in the individual specification for the connector.

Sizes: Sizes shall be as specified on the applicable specification for the connector.

Insert Arrangements: Insert arrangements && be as specified on the applicable specification for the connector.