AVX Corporation has extended its range of board-to-board battery connectors with the new 9155-250 Series, which — like the rest of the 9155 family — provides high-reliability electrical and mechanical connectivity in tough, high-temperature medical, networking, industrial, and consumer electronics applications with up to 5,000 mating cycles. The new connectors are 3.6mm-high high-temperature, halogen-free, UL94 V-0 nylon insulators, 4.5mm nominal working heights. The have two to five gold-plated beryllium copper contacts rated at a full 3A each on a 2.5mm pitch, pure-tin-over-nickel PCB tails, RoHS-compliant, and large SMT mounting areas for positive mechanical attachment. The connectors are also end-to-end stackable for wide configuration and application suitability and supplied on tape and reel for automated processing.
“AVX has more than 25 years’ experience designing, developing, and supplying battery connectors proven to deliver excellent electrical and mechanical performance, maintain high-integrity connections, and reliably withstand both high operating temperatures and high mating cycles in a wide range of critical, harsh-environment applications spanning docking and cradle applications in consumer and medical electronics to internet appliances and industrial control modules,” said Ara Zadoorian, product marketing manager, AVX. “Our new 9155-250 Series reduced-height and -pitch battery connectors further expand the characteristics and capabilities of our 9155 Series, enabling even broader application suitability, and — like the rest of the family — can also be customised to suit unique, application-specific requirements.”
Ideal applications for the series comprise an expansive range of handheld and portable devices that need docking or cradle charging, such as disposable cartridges and industrial programming modules, medical monitoring equipment, as well as internet appliances that need battery backup and point-of-sale terminals.