Anyone remember Kel-Am connectors?

Jon Elson elson at
Thu Aug 26 10:37:35 CDT 2021

On 8/25/21 2:29 AM, Eric Smith via cctalk wrote:
> When I worked at Apparat around 1981, we used a lot of *male* IDC edge card
> connectors. I've almost never seen any since, and I couldn't remember the
> name of the vendor. I just found out that it was Kel-Am, but the internet
> knows almost nothing about them.
> Here's an example:
> T

We still use a lot of KEL connectors, originally sold in the 
US under the Robinson-Nugent brand, then acquired by 3M.  
Here's the right-angle board-mount connector :

Here's the IDC crimp cable end.

I assume this is the same company.


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