Tall Board-to-Board Stacker Connectors Resistant to Shock and Vibration
AVX Corporation has released a new series of tall board-to-board stacker connectors. The new 00-9148 Series tall stacker connectors are cost-effective, reliable, and robust; exhibit excellent resistance to shock and vibration; and help reduce tolerance accumulation in a variety of demanding applications across the automotive, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.
The single-piece connectors also reduce assembly time and shorten BOM lists, and feature a double-row design with an 8mm (±0.2mm) board-stacking height, a 1mm pitch, and eight positions, each rated for 1A continuous current.
Additionally, due to flexible tooling, application-specific variants, including: single-row connectors with 4–16 positions, double-row connectors with 8–32 positions, connectors with 4–12mm board-stacking heights, and connectors with locating bosses for enhanced mechanical stability — all with the same fine 1mm contact pitch — can also be accommodated.
Rated for 125V, 50 cycles, and temperatures spanning -40°C to +125°C, 00-9148 Series connectors are designed for connecting two parallel boards in applications including: automotive entertainment systems, portable devices that require docking or cradle charging, patient monitoring devices, portable medical equipment, industrial devices that require pluggable or programmable modules, and internet applications that require battery back-up, amongst others.
“Thanks to flexible tooling, our new 00-9148 Series tall stacker connectors provide robust, reliable, and cost-effective board-to-board interconnect solutions ideally suited to a wide range of demanding, cross-market applications with varying specifications,” said Jiri Vojacek, product manager, AVX Interconnect.
The new 00-9148 Series tall stacker connectors feature high-temperature plastic insulators that meet the UL94 V-0 flammability standard, high-reliability beryllium copper (BeCu) contacts with 0.25μm standard gold plating on the nose, or 0.8μm upon request, and pure-tin over nickel SMT terminations compatible with RoHS-compliant, lead-free reflow soldering processes. The series is supplied in tape and reel packaging in quantities of 400 pieces and mates with gold-plated pads on mating board surfaces.