Board-To-Board Connectors feature 3.0 mm stacking height.

Press Release Summary:

Providing board space for high-density power components placed between PCBs, 5846 Series is constructed in pinched contact structure with fully insulated bottom plate that protects contacts, making devices resistant to vibration, drop shock, and short circuits. Twin Rib contact structure wipes contacts clean during every mating cycle. Available in 20-80 positions, connectors feature 0.3 A rated contact current, 50 V rated contact voltage, and 0.4 mm pitch.

Original Press Release:

AVX'S Board-To-Board Connectors Save Board Space between High-Density Power Components and PCBs

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (February 25, 2009) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of
advanced passive components and connectors, has developed a series of low-profile board-toboard connectors that feature a small form factor of 3.0mm stacking height with a 0.4mm pitch contact. Designated the 5846 Series, the connectors provide increased board space for highdensity power components placed between PCBs. The rugged board-to-board connectors are constructed in a pinched contact structure and feature a fully insulated bottom plate that protects the contacts, making the device highly resistant to vibration, drop shock, and shortcircuits in respect to printed tracks on the PCB.

"Due to its ultra low-profile and small form factor, our reliable 5846 Series board-toboard connectors significantly reduce installation costs in space-sensitive applications," said Mark Jarman, KEC Product Marketing Manager. "Saving up to 20% of board space, the innovative design provides engineers with a flexible, high-performance device."

The 5846 Series connectors are ideal for a number of space-saving board applications,
including laptop computers, wireless handheld devices, POS terminals and metering, RF
module, handheld test equipment and medical electronics.

The board-to-board connector employs a Twin Rib contact structure that wipes the
contacts clean, during every mating cycle, while at the same time providing low insertion force with a high retention and separation force.

The 5846 Series connectors are available in 20 to 80 positions with a positive mating
contact with audible and tactile "click" feedback. The standard 0.5mm pitch contacts feature a gold flash finish for higher reliability soldering. Technical drawings of the FFC/FPC shape are also available upon request.

Other specifications include 0.3A rated contact current, 50V rated contact voltage, gold plated beryllium copper contacts, UL94V-0 heat-resistant insulator material, and an operating temperature range between -40°C to 85°C.

Pricing typically starts at $0.40 with a lead time of 10 weeks.

For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
29578; by calling 843-448-9411, by fax at 843-444-2864 or on the Web at

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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