Switches, Relays & Onboard
Harwin – Compact new coin cell holders reduce assembly time, cut costs and save space (EZ-BoardWare)Jun 1 2012 - Switches, Relays & Onboard [More Switches, Relays & Onboard Articles]
Latest from Harwin is news of four new coin cell holders. As with all the EZ-BoardWare products, the EZ coin cell holders – which cover battery sizes BR1225/CR1225 and BR2032/CR2032 (12.5mm and 20mm diameter) – are designed to reduce manufacturing costs by eliminating time-consuming secondary assembly operations.
The new parts include a single-piece SMD holder designed to allow 20mm diameter by 3.25mm thick coin cells to be easily and securely connected to the PCB. Manufactured in phosphor bronze and tin plated, the holders are available on tape and reel packaging, ideally suiting them to automatic placement systems.
Also newly launched are three contact / insulator style products, two of which are low-profile, surface-mounted products available in tape and reel, while the other is a departure from the rest of the EZ-Boardware range, being a space-saving, through-board (vertical) mount device rather than an SMD, says the company.
Product manager, Paul Gillam, said: “Like all Harwin’s innovative EZ-BoardWare family of PCB hardware, the EZ Coin Cell Holders increase manufacturing flexibility, reduce manufacturing costs, save space and improve in-field maintenance. They are mechanically strong, yet facilitate easy battery removal and minimise installed cost. Typical applications include on-board power supplies to drive memory circuits, across a broad range of markets from consumer electronics through industrial and control systems to the Mil/Aero arena.”More news from Harwin