KYOCERA AVX Releases New Vertical, Dual-Row, Card-Edge Connectors


The new 9159-650 Series features twice as many proven-robust, gold-plated BeCu compression contacts as the 00-9159 Series it’s based on in roughly the same form factor

­KYOCERA AVX has extended its line of single-piece card-edge connector solutions with the addition of the new 9159-650 Series vertical, dual-row, top-entry card-edge connectors. Designed to provide significant functionality in a broad range of perpendicular, PCB-mating automotive, industrial, and lighting applications with harsh operating environments, the new 9159-650 Series features a high-temperature thermoplastic insulator rated for UL94 V-0 flammability performance and equipped with KYOCERA AVX’s proven-robust compression contact system, which employs gold-plated beryllium copper (BeCu) contacts to ensure high-reliability, high-signal-integrity performance in even challenging conditions and is backed by more than 25 years of successful deployment in a wide range of demanding electronics applications. 

The new 9159-650 Series vertical, dual-row, top-entry card-edge connectors are available with four to 12 contacts rated for a full 2.5A each and arranged in a staggered, dual-row configuration that allows for twice the number of contact positions in roughly the same small form factor as the 00-9159 Series vertical, single-row, top-entry card-edge connectors, which have been field-proven in rugged automotive, industrial, and lighting applications since their market introduction in 2013. They also accept 1.6mm-thick mating PCBs with gold-plated pads and offer options for both polarization, in which case the mating PCB layout is modified to form a key that prevents improper insertion, and compatibility with automated pick-and-place and SMT termination equipment, in which case Kapton tape is applied prior to reeling. In addition, the new 9159-650 Series vertical, dual-row, top-entry card-edge connectors are rated for 300VAC and 10 cycles in operating temperatures extending from -40°C to +125°C. 

For more information about KYOCERA AVX’s new 9159-650 Series dual-row, top-entry, vertical card edge connectors, please go here.