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Battery Connectors Provide Positive Contact Mating

11 May 2016

AVX Corporation has released a series of low-profile battery connectors designed to prevent end-user damage to the contacts in electronic devices with pluggable modules that vertically mate with a base unit.

AVX 9155-800 Series 2 mm-pitch battery connectors. Source: AVX AVX 9155-800 Series 2 mm-pitch battery connectors. Source: AVX

The 9155-800 Series vertical-mate, 2 mm-pitch battery connectors feature gold-plated beryllium copper (BeCu) contacts that are rated for more than 5,000 mating cycles, in addition to a unique contact geometry designed to deflect cleanly and easily when a module or mating connector is vertically pushed into position.

The connector’s contact geometry allows for full vertical engagement in pluggable module applications; the contact tip incorporates an anti-snag feature to protect the contacts during deflection; and plastic locating bosses and SMT anchor tabs maximize the mechanical stability of the connector in harsh conditions. These features reduce the potential for end-users to inadvertently damage the contacts in a variety of consumer, medical, industrial and harsh environment applications.

Compatible with both signal and power circuits, 9155-800 Series vertical-mate, 2 mm-pitch battery connectors are available with two to six positions, and are rated for 125 VAC—1.5 A or 2 A, depending on the number of positions (five and six or two to four, respectively). Operating temperatures span -40 °C to +125 °C. The RoHS-compliant series features black, glass-filled Nylon 46 (UL94V0) insulators and BeCu contacts with either 0.4µm or 0.8µm gold-over-nickel plating and pure tin tails. Parts are shipped in quantities of 1,000 on 330 mm-diameter reels, and lead time for the series is nine weeks.

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