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C&K low-profile smart card connectors


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C&K Components has introduced the CCM01 MK5 series low-profile smart card connectors. Compatible with Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) and payment card industry (PCI) standards, the series is well suited for point-of-sale (POS), mobile-point-of-sale (mPOS), transaction, and identification applications.

CCM01 MK5 series smart card connectors feature a sealed card-detection switch and robust construction with an operating life of 500,000 cycles.

They are available in two low-profile options: a 4.0 mm plastic cover with 10 N (max) insertion force or 3.2 mm metal cover with 40 N (max) insertion force, both of which feature a card extraction force of 1N(min) and 10 N (max).

Designed to meet specifications for several different applications, CCM01 MK5 Series connectors are also available with short, recessed contact tails for PCI applications; long contact tails that are exposed to facilitate re-work; and long contact tails with metal pegs for heavy duty 40 N insertion force applications. In addition, the connectors are available with a full range of ESD options, including full, partial, and non-ESD protection.

“The CCM01 MK5 series connectors provide design engineers with a flexible means of adding smart card connectivity to a wide range of identification or transaction functions in either point-of-sale or mobile POS applications,” explained Jean-Michel Bourin, business development director at C&K.  “They also conform to EMV and PCI standards.”


All versions of the RoHS-compliant CCM01 MK5 series smart card connectors feature a 500,000-cycle life and an operating temperature range spanning -40°C to 85°C.

For more information about C&K’s CCM01 MK5 series smart card connectors, please visit to access the datasheet, view the product series matrix, and locate an authorized distributor near you. For all other inquiries, please visit or call 617-969-3700.


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