SMT Battery Connectors have low-profile design.

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Designed for mobile applications, 9155 Series connectors feature contact beam static height of 2.45 mm. Initial product is available in 3 contact positions and spaced on 2.5 mm centers. Once fully deflected, compressed height reduces to 1.3 mm above board. All gold-plated contacts, stamped and rated to 3 A, have beryllium copper base material and stable contact beam design. Integral end stop aids in radial or slide-in battery engagement.

Original Press Release:

AVX Develops Ultra-Low Profile Battery Connector for Mobile Apps

New battery connectors from AVX offer 50% savings in volume...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 30, 2004) - AVX Corporation recently unveiled the newest addition to its family of SMT battery connectors, specifically designed with an ultra-low profile for mobile applications. AVX's 9155 Series connectors feature a contact beam static height of 2.45mm, offering almost a 50% savings in "Z" axis height as compared to existing commercial connectors.

The initial ultra-low profile connector is available in three contact positions and spaced on 2.5mm centers. Once fully deflected, the compressed height reduces to 1.3mm above the board. All contacts are stamped and rated to 3A, providing high durability and high tolerance absorption features that are derived from a proven beryllium copper base material and a stable contact beam design.

"The significant reduction in height does not diminish any of the key contact/connector performance requirements," explained Tom Anderson, AVX Product Manager. "For example, the long sweeping design of the contact assures smooth, redundant deflection of the contact beam while providing a full body width SMT attachment to the PCB for mechanical stability."

The 9155 Series connectors are supplied in tape and reel for automatic placement and feature gold plated contacts for increased durability and high temperature insulator material for compatibility with either convection or IR reflow soldering processes. This new connector has an integral end stop to aid in either radial (angular) or slide-in (horizontal) battery engagement. Custom specifications are also available to suit nearly any application.

Typical applications for these battery connectors include mobile phones, PDAs, medical, PMR and industrial systems.

Pricing for AVX's SMT Battery Connector is approximately $0.50 each in quantities of 10,000 pieces. Delivery time is approximately 8-10 weeks.

For more information on AVX's connector products, 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

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and connectors with worldwide manufacturing facilities. AVX offers integrated passive devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, SMT, timing devices and circuit protection devices. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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