TE Connectivity Side Protection Spring Fingers

TE Connectivity's (TE) Spring Fingers can be used in all types of small printed circuit board applications across all industries to provide grounding between a device and the PCB. These spring fingers -- also known as shield fingers, grounding springs, or universal ground contacts -- offer s shielding for anything that causes vibrations within a device, such as motors, speakers, and microphones. TE Spring Fingers are available in heights as low as 0.4mm and up to 7mm and accommodate soldering and pick-and-place using standard equipment. Typical applications include mobile phones, wearable devices, game consoles, tablets, patient monitoring devices, POS scanners, security systems, and GPS devices.


  • Used for grounding between device and PCB
  • Provides shielding from vibration from motors, antennas, speakers, and microphones
  • Used as a connection for stacking applications between primary and secondary PCBs
  • Available in heights as low as 0.4mm and up to 7mm
  • Requires limited space on a PCB
  • Accommodates soldering and pick-and-place using standard equipment


  • Mobile phones
  • Wearable devices
  • Game consoles
  • Tablets
  • Patient monitoring devices
  • POS scanners
  • Security systems
  • GPS devices
Published: 2014-04-11 | Updated: 2023-09-18