a high volume production environment a CF
test 220 socket tester may see several thousand insertion/removal
cycles a month. To prevent wear and tear on the CF test 220's 50-pin
connector, Sycard supplies a low-cost socket saver, the CFextend
162. The CF extend 162 is inserted between the CompactFlash
socket and the CF test 220 unit.
CF extend 162 can also be used as a "Type extender" which allows
the user to insert a Type II CF+ card (5mm thick) into a Type I
(3.3mm) or Type II (5.0mm)slot. By using the CF extend 162, Type
II peripherals, such as the IBM Microdrive hard disk drives
or RF/radio devices, can be inserted into computers that only support
Type I cards. Before attempting to use the CF extend 162 in such
an application, the user should verify if the power consumption
of the Type II CF+ Card is compatible with the host system.
CF extend 162 is available in two configurations. The standard CF
extend 162 comes without a card ejector. This configuration is designed
for applications that don't require frequent card changes.
CF extend 162E provides an integral ejector mechanism and is designed
for applications that require frequent card insertion/removal or
physical card protection.