MPD is introducing a whole new category of battery holders for lithium coin cell batteries. “Gliders” are a hybrid type combining the low cost of retainers with higher reliability than regular coin cell battery holders. They are particularly suitable for hand-held consumer and medical products, electronic cards, electronic toll tags, single-use devices, alarm systems, main boards, PND’s and RFID.
Gliders are available immediately in 20 styles ranging from 10 mm diameter (CR1025) to 24 mm diameter (CR2430). Versions that hold two batteries in series for 6 volt applications are also included in the product launch, giving MPD Gliders a capability unmatched by prior retainers.
With versions available with either printed circuit pins or SMD leads, most layouts are accommodated. The retainer is made of nickel-plated phosphor bronze and has pressure contacts that offer low electrical resistance and are optimized to keep a tight connection with the battery.
The battery is easily changed without tools or instructions due to the intuitive design.
Built-in circuit protection eliminates the drawbacks associated with standard coin cell battery holders as the holder prevents an electrical connection by the battery when upside down. The ultra light weight plastic body has a physical feature for reverse polarity protection.