Amphenol FCI Clincher Connector (3 Position, Female)

These Clincher connectors from Amphenol FCI can be used to terminate Flat Flexible Cables (FFCs) to an easy-to-use standard header. Simply insert the end of the cable into the connector and press it closed. The teeth inside the connector will "clinch" around the conductors and break them out to three female 0.1" spaced pin headers!

Though the Clincher connector can be used with FFCs, we also like to use them with our FlexiForce sensors and other flex/force sensors found in the Recommended Products section below.

Note: Please be aware that we will not be able to accept returns on this connector if it has been closed. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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  • Member #1488456 / about 6 years ago / 1

    I have to agree with mdicillo's review. These cant be made to fit the softpots theyre recommended for. They dont fit, they slip out, the whole clamp bulges, theyre very difficult to close. Maybe SparkFun will source a better part because the idea is good.

  • mdicillo / about 7 years ago / 1

    Unfortunately, these aren't very easy to use and actually fried both of my soft membrane pots. They didn't close properly, and when I did get them to close without bulging, the pins easily slipped out. It's possible that I didn't install these correctly, but I'm not sure how many ways there are to put these on. Just a word of caution when looking to buy these...

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hard to close and to make fit

It is very hard to close, when it does it bulges and threatens to pop open. It isnt clear how to connect the softpot wires but its convenient when you figure it out.