OMRON Launch Industry's Smallest Battery Connector with 2mm Pitch and 2.6mm Depth

7th January 2013
Posted By : ES Admin
OMRON Launch Industry's Smallest Battery Connector with 2mm Pitch and 2.6mm Depth
OMRON Corporation have recently announced the launch of its new XD2B battery connector in mid-December 2012. With a pitch of 2mm and a depth of 2.6mm, this new battery connector is the smallest of its kind currently available in the industry. The ultracompact XD2B battery connector is compatible with batteries for smartphones and other mobile devices.
Development Background

##IMAGE_1_R##As mobile devices such as smartphones incorporate increasingly higher functionality and slimmer designs, it is necessary to reduce the size of components embedded in these devices without compromising reliability. Connector contacts are usually formed by a pressing process, but currently available pressing technology has several drawbacks. For instance, with the conventional technology it is difficult to make the width of formed products smaller than the thickness of the original sheet to be pressed, and there are limitations to how far the bending radius of metal can be reduced. These drawbacks make it difficult to satisfy customer demand for greater miniaturization and higher contact reliability.

OMRON has circumvented these problems by developing a new electroforming technology based on further advancement of its microfabrication and materials technologies. This advancement has led to the development of a battery connector with a 2mm pitch and a 2.6mm depth, using subminiature contacts that are impossible to form with conventional press technology.


-The industry's smallest pitch and depth
The XD2B's significantly reduced PCB footprint contributes to further miniaturization of devices and larger battery sizes.

-High contact reliability
The XD2B's contact is substantially stronger than conventional pressed materials. Its spring-contact configuration fits tightly to the battery contact pad improving contact force, and providing greater resistance against momentary power outages caused by drop impacts.

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