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. 186-4789
Mfr. Part No.1447009-5
HK$1.931
Each (On a Tape of 5000)
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Copper Alloy - 500mA Surface Mount - - 0.8mm - 2mm
RS Stock No. 186-4790
Mfr. Part No.1565322-1
HK$0.924
Each (On a Tape of 5000)
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Copper Alloy - 1.5A Surface Mount - 50mΩ 3.2 x 0.75 x 1.6mm 1.6mm 3.2mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 123-5975
Mfr. Part No.2199248-6
HK$1.08
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Stainless Steel - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.9 x 2 x 1.6mm 1.6mm 3.9mm 2mm
RS Stock No. 187-0930
Mfr. Part No.2306334-3
HK$0.531
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. 164-9214
Mfr. Part No.2199249-4
HK$0.813
Each (On a Tape of 6000)
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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. 123-5976
Mfr. Part No.2199248-5
HK$1.10
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Stainless Steel - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.9 x 2 x 1.3mm 1.3mm 3.9mm 2mm
RS Stock No. 164-9390
Mfr. Part No.3-2199250-2
HK$1.029
Each (In a Bag of 5000)
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Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.45 x 1.5 x 2.9mm 2.9mm 3.45mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 187-0929
Mfr. Part No.2329497-1
HK$0.211
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
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- - 1.5A Surface Mount - 30mΩ 2.7 x 1 x 1.15mm 1.15mm 2.7mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 187-0975
Mfr. Part No.2336713-1
HK$0.92
Each (On a Reel of 10)
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- - 1.5A Surface Mount - 30mΩ 1.7 x 1.1 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 1.7mm 1.1mm
RS Stock No. 172-0911
Mfr. Part No.2118721-2
HK$3.028
Each (In a Box of 100)
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Steel - - Surface Mount Nickel Silver - 38.6 x 25.9 x 2mm 2mm 38.6mm 25.9mm
RS Stock No. 164-8330
Mfr. Part No.1447360-9
HK$1.33
Each (On a Tape of 5000)
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Copper Alloy - - Clip On - - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 2.7mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 164-9393
Mfr. Part No.3-2199250-5
HK$1.33
Each (In a Bag of 3000)
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Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.45 x 1.5 x 3.8mm 3.8mm 3.45mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 172-0951
Mfr. Part No.2118721-2
HK$4.54
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Steel - - Surface Mount Nickel Silver - 38.6 x 25.9 x 2mm 2mm 38.6mm 25.9mm
RS Stock No. 164-8332
Mfr. Part No.1551575-5
HK$1.228
Each (On a Tape of 4000)
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Stainless Steel - - Screw - - 3.26 x 1.3 x 3mm 3mm 3.26mm 1.3mm
RS Stock No. 164-9211
Mfr. Part No.2199248-5
HK$0.599
Each (On a Tape of 9000)
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Stainless Steel - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.9 x 2 x 1.3mm 1.3mm 3.9mm 2mm
RS Stock No. 187-0992
Mfr. Part No.2306654-3
HK$1.09
Each (On a Reel of 10)
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Stainless Steel - 1A Surface Mount - 50mΩ 2.4 x 1 x 1.8mm 1.8mm 2.4mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 123-5973
Mfr. Part No.2199249-4
HK$1.679
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. 187-0931
Mfr. Part No.2306454-3
HK$0.573
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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Stainless Steel - 1A Surface Mount - 50mΩ 2.4 x 1 x 2.28mm 2.28mm 2.4mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 187-0979
Mfr. Part No.2329497-1
HK$0.385
Each (On a Reel of 10)
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- - 1.5A Surface Mount - 30mΩ 2.7 x 1 x 1.15mm 1.15mm 2.7mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 164-9212
Mfr. Part No.2199248-6
HK$0.599
Each (On a Tape of 8000)
units
Stainless Steel - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.9 x 2 x 1.6mm 1.6mm 3.9mm 2mm