Ruggedised Double Point Series

Ruggedised double point series of card edge connectors. These high temperature connectors’ double contact-point pin design promotes long life in mission-critical electronic systems and OEM products



Sullins Connector Solutions now offers the full RDPS Series (Ruggedised Double Point Series) of card edge connectors, optimised for superior durability in high-temperature, harsh environment applications. The RDPS Series is engineered to accept 0.062″ (1.58 mm) thick daughtercards and is comprised of 0.100″ (2.54 mm), 0.125″ (3.18 mm), and 0.156″ (3.96 mm) contact centreline parts. Notably, the parts double-contact-point pin design promotes sturdier daughtercard retention than traditional card edge connectors. This unique pin design, coupled with the series material rating of from -65 to +150 degrees C, helps ensure high mating cycles, and long life for electronic systems and end products. This robust series also affords engineers the utmost in design flexibility as devices are supplied in dip solder, wire wrap, right angle bend, and card extender terminations, as well as with a choice of post lengths. Available mounting styles include clearance holes, threaded inserts, side mounting, and with/without mounting ears. Materials are UL94V-0 rated.

Key Features

Key Features

  • Bifurcated full-bellows contacts ~ spacing: 0.050″, 0.100″, 0.125″, 0.150″, 0.156″ (Bifurcated contacts allow secondary current paths for greater electrical reliability)
  • 6/12 to 70/140 position edge card connectors
  • Single or double sided card edge connectors
  • A variety of PCB edge contacts
  • Choice of mounting configurations
  • Low insertion force edgecard connectors available
  • Various contact plating thickness options, selective or fully plated
  • Burn-in High Temperature edge card connector options
  • High and Low body edge card connector profiles
  • Separately ordered polarising keys
  • ‘Custom’ PCB edgecard connector production



  • Contact Current rating: 3A Maximum
  • Dielectric withstand voltage:
    0.100″ centres 600V DC
    0.125″ centres 800V DC
    0.150″ centres 1500V DC
    0.156″ centres 1800V DC
  • Contact resistance: 30 milli Ohm Max @ rated current
  • Insulation Resistance:
    5000 Mega Ohm


  • Contact forces: (per MIL-C-21097C using a 1.58mm steel test blade).
  • Board insertion force: – 16oz. max per contact pair.
  • Board withdrawal force: – 1 oz.min per contact pair.
  • Mechanical operations: – 500 Min.


  • Working temperature:
    Valox PBT: -60 to +130 C
    Ryton PPS: -65 to + 220 C (hi-temp)
    PA9T: -65 to + 250 C (hi-temp)


  • Mouldings:
    Valox glass reinforced PBT – UL 94 V-0, UL 94 5VA
    Ryton R-4 spaces, fibreglass reinforced PPS- UL 94 V-0, UL 94 5VA
    PA9T – High temperature Polyamide
  • Contacts:
    Phosphor Bronze (standard contact): -65 to +125 C
    Beryllium Copper (available on all styles): -65 to +150 C
  • Contact plating:
    Generally per MIL-G-45204 or equivalent
    Fully plated 0.000010″ gold over nickel
    Fully plated 0.000030″ gold over nickel
    Fully plated 0.000010″ gold, tinned tails
    Fully plated 0.000030″ gold, tinned tails
  • Solderability:
    Meets MIL-STD-202, Method 108 (For high tin content solder in hi-temp solder applications contact sales!).

Registered Trademarks

Wire wrap is a registered trademark of Gardner Denver Corp.
Valox: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Ryton is a registered trademark of Phillips66



Sullins’ RDPS Series may be confidently specified to connect high-density PC boards to 0.062″ daughtercards in a wide range of industrial, consumer, and commercial systems and end products which need be resistant to vibration, drop shock, and short-circuits involving printed tracks on the PC board. Due to their durable double-contact-point pin construction and high-temperature rating, these connectors are ideally suited for use in test and burn-in oven facilities, power converters, power suppliers, electronic component testing, communications equipment, medical equipment instrumentation, and automotive applications.

The double-row parts feature a current rating of 3 Amp per contact, and are provided in 6-70 contact positions (12 -140 pins). Rated to withstand +150 degrees C continual heat. Their processing temperature range is up to 260 degrees C peak for 120 seconds. Insulator material options are PBT, PA9T, or PPS. The connectors are supplied as standard with 10 microinch or 30 microinch selective gold plated phosphor bronze or BeCu (beryllium-copper) contacts to facilitate high-reliability soldering. They also feature a fully-insulated 50 microinch nickel underplate. Additional specifications include an insulation resistance of 5,000 megohms minimum at 125 VDC, and a 16-ounce maximum insertion force and a 1-ounce minimum withdrawal force per contact pair. Contact resistance is 30 milliohm maximum. Parts rated to +175 degrees C, and those requiring customization, may be special ordered. For complete specifications regarding operating, processing, temperature and material options for Sullins’ RDPS Series, contact



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