ELECTRONICS: AVX Corp., a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its wire-to-board connector product offering to include board-to-board connectors specifically designed for the LED lighting industry. Designated the 9159 Series, the cost-effective connectors provide design flexibility by offering both card edge (one-piece) and plug-and-socket (two-piece) interconnect options. The connectors feature a small footprint, making them ideal for applications where multiple printed circuit boards need to be plugged together, such as LED lighting strips.The double-ended card edge version provides a simple and direct connection to both ends of a standard PCB with tin plated pads in 2, 3, 4 and 5 positions. These 2.0-mm pitch connectors support 3A current and 250 voltage ratings. The connectors are 5.0 mm high and come in both black and white options.
The two-piece connector version is surface mounted on one side of the PCB, which allows the LEDs to be placed on the other side to maintain consistent spacing. These 3.0-mm pitch and 3.0 mm high connectors are only 5.50 mm wide when mated together, thus maximizing board space for other components. Tooled in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 position, these connectors are also available in black and white options.
The new 9159 Series connectors provide simple, yet reliable termination of PCBs. The 9159 Series is tested to industrial levels of shock, vibration and temperature cycling per IEC specifications to assure they can withstand the harsh environments they were designed for. The connectors are ideal for use in LED lighting strips for sports arena signs, display cases, lighted cabinets, fluorescent tube replacement and architectural lights used for building feature enhancement or internal feature lighting. The connectors also suited for rugged industrial and automotive applications.
Both versions of the 9159 Series connectors are rated in current at 3A and have an operating temperature ranges of -55 to 125C.
These connectors are supplied in tape and reel packing and are RoHS-compliant.
Pricing for the 9159 IDC Connector Series is set at competitive market levels with a lead time of eight weeks.
- Edited by Liz Taurasi