Harsh environment battery connector series expanded

14-03-2024 | Kyocera AVX | Industrial

Kyocera AVX has expanded its robust and extremely user-friendly 9155-800 Series vertical-mate, 2mm-pitch battery connectors with seven- and eight-position models to meet customer demand for higher signal and current capabilities. These new additions also expand the 9155 family of battery connectors, which already offers a broad selection of standard battery connectors.

The battery connector series features a unique contact geometry that deflects cleanly when a module, mating connector, or PCB is vertically pushed into position, allowing full vertical engagement in pluggable modules without the risk of contact damage. Conventional battery connectors need users to engage the contacts before rotating the mating module or PCB into position to prevent contact damage reliably. This series does not. Users can mate these connectors from any angle without inadvertently damaging the contacts.

The battery connector series features an extremely forgiving sweeping beam contact design and an anti-snag feature that reliably protects the contacts from damage during deflection and when static as well. The series also provides ultra-robust and -reliable gold-plated beryllium copper contacts that produce excellent electrical and mechanical performance for more than 5,000 mating cycles and plastic locating bosses and SMT anchor tabs that maximise the mechanical stability of the connector in high-shock and vibration environments.

Another unique feature of the series is that it is compatible with signal and power circuits. So, the newly expanded range of pin counts, extending from two to eight positions, provides users with a wider range of signal and current capabilities.

The battery connectors also feature flame-retardant (UL94 V-0) black, glass-filled Nylon 46 insulators, BeCu contacts with either 0.4µm or 0.8µm of selective gold-over-nickel plating (the former of which is suitable for most commercial and industrial applications and the latter of which is ideal for harsh-environment applications), and pure tin tails. They are rated for 125VAC or the DC equivalent, 1.5A or 2A, depending on the number of positions (five to eight and two to four, respectively), and operating temperatures extending from -40C to +125C. They are also RoHS compliant and shipped in quantities of 1,000 on 330mm-diameter reels.

Ideal applications for battery connectors extend throughout the industrial, medical, and consumer electronics markets and include handheld and portable devices that require docking or cradling, such as charging stations, patient monitoring devices, industrial devices with pluggable or programmable modules, and internet equipment with battery backups.

“Traditional battery connectors with right-angle contact geometries and exposed contacts require pluggable modules to be inserted at an angle and then rotated down into position to prevent contact damage. And while that may seem insignificant, the extra step required to successfully mate traditional battery connectors increases the potential for mismating by half,” said Perrin Hardee, product marketing manager at Kyocera AVX. “Our 9155-800 Series vertical-mate, 2mm-pitch battery connectors are engineered to ensure proper mating from any angle and eliminate the possibility of inadvertently damaging the contacts during the process. They’re also compact, electrically flexible, and robust, providing users in the industrial, medical, and consumer electronics markets with a wide range of reliable connectivity solutions for power and signal circuits.”


By Seb Springall

Seb Springall is a seasoned editor at Electropages, specialising in the product news sections. With a keen eye for the latest advancements in the tech industry, Seb curates and oversees content that highlights cutting-edge technologies and market trends.