Components Corp. announced the freestanding BC-501 battery contact series. The low profile, small footprint contacts can be placed anywhere on a circuit board and eliminate the need for a plastic housing. They have a wireform design that helps ensure reliable and high spring force. BC-510 2A contacts are provided on 8 mm wide, 4 mm pitch, conductive polycarbonate tape that meets ANSI/EIA-481 standards, and are supplied as a 7” (1,000 piece) tape-and-reel. They're made of a phosphor bronze #510 alloy, with a gold (0.00001 min.) finish over a nickel (0.00002 min.) underplate. They are RoHS-compliant, starting at $60 per reel, and are useful for any application in a tight spaces such as consumer hand-held devices and professional test, measurement, and remote monitoring equipment.
Product data: http://componentscorp.com/addon/bc_501_1/bc_501_1.html