ELECTRONICS: A new series of insulated low profile Coin Cell Retainers from Keystone Electronics is designed to protect the battery from shorting if inserted incorrectly. These new retainers also allow the user to stack two 20mm cells on top of each other to achieve 6V of power from the same board footprint or for single cell 3V applications.
The retainers are rugged yet lightweight, with clearly marked polarity, and are designed for both lead free solder and traditional reflow processes. The solder tails located outside the insulating material, support visual inspection systems.
The retainers allow the user to stack two 20mm cells on top of each other to achieve 6V of power from the same board footprint or for single cell 3V applications. There are no other battery holder products like it available on the market with the durability and design flexibility.
*This product is one of Design News’ 2010 Golden Mousetrap Finalists!
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