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AVX Expands Miniature Single-Sided SSL Connector Series to Include 5A Current Rating
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its 9159 Series solid-state lighting connector offering to include a miniature, single-sided SMT connector for PCB strip lighting applications. The robust 5A connectors provide reliable board-to-board connection for end-to-end board mating, also known as “butt mating”, which optimizes LED spacing for maximum optical performance. The 9159 Series LED connectors feature a slide-top receptacle that enables quick and easy in-field repair and replacement once the lighting fixture has been installed. The connectors also include a shorting socket and locking mechanism to ensure positive attachment and to meet emerging harsh environment SSL system requirements. Optional wire-to-board plug connectors are also available with the standard receptacle to get power and signals onto the board.

“AVX is the only connector company developing new board-to-bard connectors specifically designed for the solid-state lighting market,” said Tom Anderson, product manager at AVX. “Our LED connectors are less than 50% the size of existing connectors on the market, and they offer increased functionality and performance.”

The two-piece wire-to-board connector is typically surface mounted to the top side of the PCB, which allows the board to be directly attached to a heat sink for maximum thermal dissipation. These 3.0mm pitch and 3.0mm high connectors are only 5.50mm wide when mated together to provide small LED pitch spacing. Tooled in 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-position versions, the 9159 Series 5A connectors have a voltage rating of 125 VAC with an operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C.

Providing simple, yet reliable termination of PCBs for LED lighting applications, the 9159 Series connectors are tested to industrial levels of shock, vibration and temperature cycling per IEC specifications to assure they can withstand harsh environments. Ideal for use in rugged applications such as industrial and automotive lighting systems, the 9159 Series connectors are also well-suited for LED lighting strips for sports arena signs, display cases, lighted cabinets, fluorescent tube replacement and architectural lights used for building feature enhancement or internal accent lighting.

These connectors are supplied in standard tape and reel packaging and are RoHS-compliant.