3M XYZ-Axis Electrically Conductive Tape 9713 is an isotropically conductive pressure sensitive tape. It conducts electricity through the thickness (Z-axis) and in the plane of the adhesive (X, Y planes) and is ideal for EMI/RFI shield and EMI/RFI gasket attachment to metal surfaces. The tape consists of a high-performance 3M adhesive loaded with conductive fibers. The result is a double-sided tape providing both good adhesion and good electrical performance. The conductive fibers in 3M tape 9713 also provide improved handling characteristics.
3M XYZ-Axis Electrically Conductive Tape 9713 is ideal for attaching EMI shields to electronic and electrical devices. It may be used with many types of foil laminate shields, such as aluminum/PVC or copper/PVC laminates, to provide a customized shielding solution. This tape may also be used to attach conductive fabric/foam core EMI gaskets to electronic cabinetry. 3M tape 9713 may be applied in strips or die cut to specific shapes and sizes. Compared to screws or other mechanical connectors, The tape provides reduced assembly time and a solid bond line with no gaps which might result in EMI emission.
Application Ideas: Assembly of EMI Cages in Telecommunications Equipment
3M tape 9713 is ideal for assembly of an EMI cage to a printed circuit board, often required in telecommunications equipment. The EMI cages are typically constructed from aluminum frames and lids to protect components on the PCB from EMI/RFI. The metal frame needs to be grounded to a wide copper trace etched around the perimeter of the components to be protected. 3M tape 9713 is applied as a die cut in the shape of the etched perimeter trace, then the frame is bonded to the perimeter trace. 3M tape 9713 provides the shape of the etched perimeter trace, then the frame is bonded to the perimeter trace. 3M tape 9713 provides for rapid assembly and grounding in one step. Compared with solder attach or liquid conductive adhesive attachment of the EMI cage, 3M tape 9713 reduces assembly time and exposure to elevated temperatures.
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