MPD is offering evaluation kits for its new line of lithium battery retainers. “Gliders” are a hybrid type combining the low cost of retainers with special plastic trays that snap lock into the housing. The GLiDER line also includes versions that hold 2 batteries in series for 6 volts. A version for 4 coin cell batteries offering 12 volts and is less than 7.5 mm in height above the pcb.
Gliders are available immediately in 20 styles ranging from 10 mm diameter (CR1025) to 24 mm diameter (CR2430). 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.
Offering either printed circuit pins or SMD leads, most layouts are accommodated. The retainer portion 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. Batteries are easily changed without tools or instructions due to the intuitive design.
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