AVX Corporation has released a sample kit that showcases a broad range of connectors ideal for use in consumer, medical, industrial and Internet of things applications in which small size and high-reliability performance are mission critical. Available as both a physical sample and as an interactive online simulation, the interconnect sample kit consists of a PCB loaded with 15 examples of board-to-board, wire-to-board, battery and pogo pin connectors-- including several STRIPT™ UL-approved, insulator-less single contacts.
The physical version of the sample kit features a white lid designed to simulate a replaceable or disposable module, and offers two active demonstrations. Using the lid, physical users can experience how AVX’s vertical-mate battery connectors eliminate angular insertion in pluggable module applications, as well as how easily pogo pin contacts mate with modules in cradle and docking applications and where they can function as the charging, data transfer or programming interface to a portable device.
The virtual interconnect sample kit allows users to navigate the board with their cursor, and provides brief descriptions of each connector category, summary information about each series, and convenient links to each product page.
Components featured in the interconnect sample kit include:
--Board-to-Board Connectors: Four representative series are included in the kit: low-profile single contacts, 9188 series staggered stacker connectors, 9158 series dual-row stacker connectors, and 9258 series ultralow profile stacker connectors.
--Wire-to-Board Poke-Home Connectors: Four representative series are included in the kit: 70-9296 series single horizontal contacts, 70-9296 series single vertical contacts, 70-9296 series micro single vertical contacts, and 00-9296 series low-profile horizontal connectors.
--Wire-to-Board IDC Connectors: Four representative series are included in the kit: 9176-400 series single IDC contacts, 9176-500 series single IDC contacts, 00-9175 series single-contact IDC connectors, and 9176-650 series single-tine IDC connectors.