The new parts include a single-piece SMD holder designed to allow 20.0mm diameter by 3.25mm thick coin cells to be easily and securely connected to the PCB. Manufactured in phosphor bronze and tin plated, these products are available on tape and reel packaging, ideally suiting them to automatic placement systems. Also newly launched are three contact/insulator style products, two of which are low profile, surface mounted products available in tape and reel, while the other is a departure from the rest of the EZ-Boardware range, being a space-saving, through-board (vertical) mount device rather than an SMD.
Comments Product Manager, Paul Gillam: “Like all Harwin’s innovative EZ-BoardWare family of PCB hardware, the EZ Coin Cell Holders increase manufacturing flexibility, reduce manufacturing costs, save space and improve in-field maintenance. They are mechanically strong, yet facilitate easy battery removal and minimise installed cost. Typical applications include on-board power supplies to drive memory circuits, across a broad range of markets from consumer electronics through industrial and control systems to the Mil/Aero arena.”