KYOCERA AVX releases its first linear card-edge connectors

11th December 2023
Sheryl Miles

KYOCERA AVX, a global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, released the new 9159-7X0 Series double-ended linear card-edge connectors with spring contacts.

The new 9159-7X0 Series is the newest addition to the KYOCERA AVX portfolio of linear card-edge connectors and the first to feature its robust beryllium copper spring contact system, which is proven to deliver high electrical and mechanical reliability, high signal integrity, and high durability in harsh environment applications.

This proven spring contact system combined with the convenience of a double-ended, single-piece, and solder-free-mating card-edge design and the versatility enabled by its various configurations and plating makes the 9159-7X0 Series ideal for linear PCB mating in harsh industrial, LED lighting, automotive lighting, and transportation lighting applications.

The series is available in open- and closed-side configurations with high-temperature white or black UL94 V-0 insulators, five contact variations (4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 positions), gold or tin over nickel contact plating, and current ratings up to 2A per contact. It is designed to mate with 1.5mm-thick (±0.15mm) PCBs with gold- or tin-plated pads and rated for 150VACrms or the DC equivalent, up to 1,000 cycles with gold-plated contacts (up to 20 with tin), and operating temperatures extending from –40°C to +130°C. The 9159-7X0 Series is also UL and RoHS compliant and can be customised to suit customers’ specifications. Parts are shipped in bulk in quantities of 1,000 per bag.

“Our new 9159-7X0 Series provides customers in the demanding industrial and LED, automotive, and transportation lighting markets with rugged, one-piece linear board-to-board solutions that are easy to install and reliably deliver outstanding electrical and mechanical performance,” said Jiri Vojacek, Product Manager, KYOCERA AVX. “Our high-strength beryllium copper contact system is backed by more than 25 years of compression connector experience and has been proven in an extensive range of critical, harsh environment applications. And while the new 9159-7X0 Series is our first coplanar connector to feature spring contacts, we offer the broadest range of standard horizontal and vertical card-edge connectors available on the market, so that element of the design is well-proven as well.” 


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