A new device from the 3M Electronic Solutions Division provides reliable retention of CompactFlash Type I (CF I) and Type II (CF II) removable memory cards mated with 3M CF II card headers, helping to prevent the card from backing out, which can result in data loss, read failures or system malfunctions. The 3M Retainer Clip for CF II attaches to 3M CF II card headers that accept 3M CF II ejector hardware. Using active mechanical retention to secure the card to the header, the clip adds a second layer of protection beyond passive friction that normally holds memory cards in place. The clip is designed to prevent the memory card from falling out in high-vibration environments. The simple metal latch can be easily incorporated into existing CF II systems that use 3M card headers.
3M Electronic Solutions Division
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