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. 909-7570
Mfr. Part No.1447360-9
$0.448
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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. 164-8330
Mfr. Part No.1447360-9
$0.259
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. 123-5974
Mfr. Part No.2199249-3
$0.243
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.2 x 1.5 x 2mm 2mm 3.2mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 164-9390
Mfr. Part No.3-2199250-2
$0.188
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. 123-5972
Mfr. Part No.3-2199250-2
$0.353
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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. 164-9213
Mfr. Part No.2199249-3
$0.121
Each (On a Tape of 7000)
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Copper Alloy - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.2 x 1.5 x 2mm 2mm 3.2mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 164-9210
Mfr. Part No.2199248-4
$0.107
Each (On a Tape of 11000)
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Stainless Steel - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.9 x 2 x 1mm 1mm 3.9mm 2mm
RS Stock No. 123-5977
Mfr. Part No.2199248-4
$0.209
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Stainless Steel - 2A Surface Mount Gold - 3.9 x 2 x 1mm 1mm 3.9mm 2mm
RS Stock No. 164-9393
Mfr. Part No.3-2199250-5
$0.238
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. 123-5969
Mfr. Part No.3-2199250-5
$0.419
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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. 909-7255
Mfr. Part No.1551575-5
$0.33
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Stainless Steel - - Screw - - 3.26 x 1.3 x 3mm 3mm 3.26mm 1.3mm
RS Stock No. 164-8332
Mfr. Part No.1551575-5
$0.227
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. 185-9858
Mfr. Part No.1437259-6
$1.012
Each (On a Tape of 10)
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Copper Alloy - 1.5A Surface Mount - - 7 x 2.5 x 4mm 4mm 7mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 186-4790
Mfr. Part No.1565322-1
$0.225
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. 187-0987
Mfr. Part No.2306454-3
$0.225
Each (On a Reel of 10)
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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. 185-9255
Mfr. Part No.1437259-6
$0.586
Each (On a Tape of 2000)
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Copper Alloy - 1.5A Surface Mount - - 7 x 2.5 x 4mm 4mm 7mm 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 187-0932
Mfr. Part No.2306654-3
$0.099
Each (On a Reel of 7000)
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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. 172-0951
Mfr. Part No.2118721-2
$0.856
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. 187-0928
Mfr. Part No.2336713-1
$0.065
Each (On a Reel of 8000)
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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. 187-0929
Mfr. Part No.2329497-1
$0.039
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