AVX Corporation 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 through 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 state 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.