Inspection of semiconductor/electrical devicesMAF type
MAF type Inter-Connector consists of multiple rows of metal fibers arranged symmetrically in a sheet of silicone rubber. This type is the thinnest of metal connectors. Various shapes are available because of punch-out manufacuturing method applied. MAF type connectors are used for extensive applications including assembly or inspection device.
Dimension and tolerance
|Sheet thickness (T)||mm||0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5±0.05|
|Diameter of the metal fiber||µm||30 (in the edge, gold-plated treated, brass)|
|Shore hardness A||HS (JIS A)||65~73|
|Compression set *1)||%||30~35|
|Current Carrying capacity *2)||A/mm2||1.0|
|Contact resistance *2)||Ω/mm2||≦0.1|
|Insulation resistance (DC 500V) *3)||MΩ||1 x 103≦|
|Dielectric breakdown voltage||kV/mm||23~27|
|Operating temperature range||ºC||-25~85|
- 3000 hrs, test at room temperature
- by 4-terminal method (current applied 1-10mA), calculated by minimum electrode's area of connection characteristics.
- DC 500 V is charged at the area between minimum electrodes of connection characteristics (as stated in the annexed paper).
Compression load-compressibility curves
Compression load-resistance curves
0.2mm thick MAF-sheet, 0.15mm2 gold plated electrode
0.4mm thick MAF-sheet, 0.4mm2 gold plated electrode
Every item or numerical value indicated herein is measured by Shin-Etsu and out of guarantee.
The quality of the connector, which has been already assembled, is out of guarantee.
Please make sure to see about the purpose/conditions of use and practice your own test. Industrial ownership like patent doesn't guarantee the usage of the connector.
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