|[May 22, 2012]
AVX's New 2-Piece Vertical Plug Connector Provides Highest Temperature Range Available
GREENVILLE, S.C. --(Business Wire)--
AVX (News - Alert) Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components
and interconnect solutions, has developed a low pin count, vertical
2-piece connector for commercial and industrial applications. The 9159
Series of robust 2-piece board-to-board (BTB) connectors were originally
developed for the harsh environments of linear solid state lighting
(SSL) with coplanar PCB mating. These connectors have been tested to
1000 hours at 125ºC, versus competing products that are only tested to
105ºC. Providing a 5A current rating with a pin count of 2 thru 6
positions, the low profile 9159 Series connector features a gold-plated
BeCu contact system that delivers higher signal and mating integrity
than tin contact systems.
The vertical 9159 Series provides perpendicular PCB mating, which
satisfies a more traditional PCB interconnect scheme typically used in
standard commercial and industrial applications.
In addition to solid stae lighting fixtures, the 2-piece vertical plug
9159 Series connector is well-suited for portable applications,
including handheld terminals, scanner, instrumentation meters, patient
monitoring devices and industrial electronic modules/controls.
"The new vertical 9159 Series connectors expand the company's existing
connector product offering to meet challenging new applications where
size and performance is critical to system performance in harsh
industrial environments," said Tom Anderson, Product Manager for AVX.
"The 9159 Series connectors not only offer the widest variety of
applicable uses, but also provide superior reliability and the highest
temperature range available on the market."
The 9159 Series connectors have an operating temperature range of -40ºC
to +125ºC. These connectors are supplied in tape and reel packing and
Pricing for the 9159 Series connectors is set at competitive market
levels with a lead time of eight weeks.
For more information about AVX's 9159 Series connectors, contact AVX at
One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644; by calling 864-228-3421; or
on the Web at www.avx.com.
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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