Right Angle PCI Express (PCIe) Connectors

Meritec has been the leader in supplying Right Angle PCI Connectors to the electronics industry. Meritec’s Right Angle PCI Connectors have proven to be the premier connector of choice by designers and engineers through out the industry for packaging interconnect solutions within a 1U or 2U chassis height.

As the development of the PCI specifications advanced over the years, so have the Meritec PCI Connectors.
The Meritec Right Angle PCI Express (PCIe) Connector product family now includes the X1 (36 position) and X4 (64 position) connectors in addition to the X8 (98 position) and X16 (164 position) connectors.  Designed to solve space problems in applications where low clearance above the PCB prohibits the use of vertical configurations, Meritec’s right angle PCIe connector footprints are identical to the vertical mount footprints for joint compatibility in the PCB design.

The Meritec right angle PCIe connectors meet PCI Express specification 1.1 local bus standards; accept card mounting heights from 5.84mm to 16.68mm, compatible with .062” to .093” thick mother boards and accepts .062" thick daughter cards.  These robust PCIe connectors are available in 3 stack heights and 3 tail lengths in each size.  The Meritec right angle PCIe connector product family is RoHS compliant.




  • Horizontal (parallel) PCI Express card mating.
  • Meets PCI Express local bus standards.
  • Plastic cover protects PCIe connectors from dust and debris, and supports connector for hybrid soldering applications requiring convection / IR heating.
  • Compliant board locating posts.
  • Compatible with wave soldering process.
  • Card mounting heights from 5,84 mm to 16,68 mm.
  • Solves space problem in applications where card edge connector is needed and where low clearance above PCB prohibits use of vertical configurations.
  • Insert molded using liquid crystal polymer for stability in hybrid board applications involving surface mount components.
  • Offers PCB design flexibility.
  • Designed to mate with 0,062” thick daughter card.
  • RoHS compliant



Contact Resistance:

Dielectric withstanding voltage:

Current rating:

Insulation resistance:
40 milliohm (maximum)

500 VAC (minimum) @ 60 Hz

1,0 AMPS (continuous)

>109 ohms @ 500 VDC


Contact material:

Standard contact finish:

Special order contact

Number of contacts:

Insertion force:

Normal force:

Dielectric material:

Copper Alloy

Standard contact finish: selectively plated contact finish surface consists of gold flash over nickel

specific gold plating thickness available upon request
Solder tail finish: Gold flash over nickel

Number of contacts: X1 – 36, X4 – 64, X8 – 98, X16 – 164

150 grams maximum per opposing contact pair

75 grams minimum per contact

glass filled liquid crystal polymer (black)



Temperature rating:
U.L. rated 94 V-0

-40C to +105C


Download PDF Drawings:
Right Angle PCI Express™ X1 Connector
Right Angle PCI Express™ X4 Connector
Right Angle PCI Express™ X8 Connector
Right Angle PCI Express™ X16 Connector

Download PCIe Data Sheet:
Right Angle PCI Express™ Data Sheet

Download PCIe Data Sheet:
Right Angle PCI Express™ Test Report


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Last update July 12, 2005