Test sockets optimized for high-temp, high-current, and high-reliability applications



Sullins Connector Solutions, a leader in the design and manufacturing of RoHS-compliant board-level interconnects, announced the expansion of their product portfolio to include high-temperature, high current, and high-reliability test and burn-in sockets. The new transistor sockets, axial sockets, MOSFET sockets, and other custom test sockets notably feature an operating temperature of up to +250 degrees C and can achieve a life expectancy of from 500 to 5000 actuations to help OEMs lower the cost for each device tested. The series' current rating is up to 3A per position. Featuring an open, wide lead-in design, which can serve as an alternative to clamshell type sockets, Sullins Connector Solutions' test sockets are engineered to promote maximum heat dissipation and easy insertion. The new transistor sockets accept over 20 of the most popular TO packages ranging from TO-3 to TO-273. Axial sockets support diodes with lead diameters of 0.015" to 0.040". The test sockets are ideally suited for high-temperature burn-in PC board testing, design stage component testing/evaluation and burn-in ovens. They are commonly used in high power device tests, highly accelerated life test, communications equipment, medical instrumentation, power converter and power supply applications in a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, military, and geophysical environments, along with research and development. The new test and burn-in sockets are supplied with contacts featuring 10-30 micro inches of gold plating to offer OEMs the optimal combination of price, electrical performance and durability. Additionally, the parts are available in Kelvin contact designs and in a wide array of materials, plating, sizes and configurations to suit virtually any application-specific requirement. For detailed specifications regarding operating, processing temperature and material options, contact techsupport@sullinscorp.com. Per piece prices for Sullins Connector Solutions' transistor test sockets start at $7.44/100; axial test socket pricing starts at $10.71/100; MOSFET test socket prices start at $8.13/100. Delivery is from stock to 5 days ARO. Minimum order quantity is only 10 pieces. Samples are immediately available. Sullins Connector Solutions