AF-type Inter-Connector consists of conductive carbon fibers, which are embedded symmetrically into a sheet of silicone rubber. Since AF type is extremely thin, it is applicable between electrodes in which there’s little gap. Various shapes are available because of punch-out manufacturing method used.

Outline Dimensions:

Outline Dimensions 01
Outline Dimensions 02

Dimensions and Tolerances:

Item Unit AF-Type
Sheet thickness(T) mm 0.2± 0.05
0.3± 0.05
Diameter of the conductive fiber µm 3~20
Length(L) mm 1.0~170.0
Width(W) mm 1.0~170.0
*AF-type: Over 170L~170W available on request
Shin-Etsu Inter-Connector has been registered in European Community, TM No. 000299016, and in the United States of America, TM No. 2078941.

Basic Properties:

Item Unit Values
Shore hardness A ISO7619(type A) 65~73
Compression set* % 30~35
Contact resistance** Ω/mm² ≦10
Insulation resistance(DC 500V)*** MΩ 1×10³≦10
Dielectric breakdown voltage kV/mm 23~27
Operating temperature range °C -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 (as stated in the annexed paper).
***DC 500 V is charged at the area between minimum electrodes of connection characteristics (as stated in the annexed paper).
  • AF-type - 01


  • AF-type Application 01
  • AF-type Application 02

Compression Load-Compressibility Curves:

AF-type - Compression Load-Compressibility Curves

Resistance-Electrode Area Curves:

AF-type - Resistance-Electrode Area Curves
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.