This is my first time working with FFC/FPC. I'm looking for a FFC/FPC connector to match this Micro SD card extender, just like shown on the PCB.
I have also asked the manufacturer of this extender what connector they use and they've sent me the datasheet (mechanical drawing). Unfortunately the drawing is mostly in Chinese. I have uploaded the datasheet here.
As shown in the connector's datasheet, the pitch is 0.5 mm, and it's meant for a FFC thickness of 0.3 mm (and not 0.33 mm).
All of this got me confused as how to choose a matching connector. Is the FFC thickness critical ? Why do they use a 0.3 mm connector with an FFC 0.33 mm thick ?
I've been looking for the connector on digikey, it seems that I need a 0.3 - 0.33 mm FFC thickness connector, contacts on the bottom, 10 positions, 0.5 mm pitch, preferably with a "flip lock" mechanism. One of the parameters on digikey is the "Cable End Type" which can be either "Tabbed, Tapered" or "Straight, Tapered" - What does this parameter mean ? And which one do I need ?