Spring/Pogo Pins Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights spring/pogo pins from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.
EDAC’s spring-loaded contacts maintain connection in environments with vibration to provide stable current flow. Magnets increase the reliability of the connection and provide polarization. Precision machining ensures a high quality, low resistance, compliant connector that works well with demanding application requirements. These contacts are more convenient than pogo pins for consumer electronics and in test environments where up to 30,000 mating cycles are required.
Smiths Interconnect’s Dovetail Connector Series features C Series Spring Probes, renowned for their incomparable shock and vibration performance, housed in a patented block design. These connectors offer the benefits of spring probe technology without the investment associated with custom tooling.
PRECI-DIP spring-loaded contacts from the Power-Clip series are designed for reliable connections in high current applications such as charging stations with currents up to 40 amps, all within a compact form factor. These contacts ensure efficient power transfer while maintaining a small footprint. The spring-loaded design with unique integrated multi-finger elastic clip technology allows for consistent and reliable multi-point electrical connections between body and piston. Flexible contact is compliant to shock and vibration up to 2000 Hz or more, and can handle currents up to 40A. The Power-Clip series contacts are well-suited for various charging applications such as electric personal vehicle charging stations, industrial equipment, consumer electronics, or other power-intensive devices. These contacts offer a practical solution for transferring significant amounts of electrical power.
Amphenol SV Microwave’s LiteTouch Solderless PCB Connector’s pogo pin allows for a light force on the PCB center pad, easy mounting, and easy to replace if there is any connector damage. SV Microwave now offers a complete line of high-frequency coaxial and surface-mount PCB connectors that meet the industry need for high performing, highly reliable solderless connectors for precision thin substrate mounting. As frequencies increase and board substrates become thinner, standard solderless PCB compression-mount connectors can create undesirable results on thin (< .010”) dielectric PCB. SV’s LiteTouch PCB connector addresses this issue by maintaining a solderless connection while keeping the board material intact. Current configurations include 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm, and SMA versions. In stock through distribution.
Kyocera AVX’s 9155-020 series of 1.27mm pitch battery connectors utilize ultra-reliable and robust gold-plated beryllium copper spring contacts. The 9155-020 has a nominal working height of 2.5-3.1 mm and is available in 2 through 5 positions. It is rated at 3 Amps per contact for 2 & 3 ways, 2 Amps per contact for 4 & 5 ways, and up to 15,000 mating cycles. The 9155 series of battery connectors from KAVX can be customized.
RS supplies Mill-Max Spring-Loaded (Pogo Pin) Connectors that provide a reliable electrical connection in the most rigorous environments. These interconnects are typically used as the base unit (battery/charger) interface for portable equipment such as mobile phones and radios, bar code readers, medical equipment, and test instruments. They can also be used as a rugged surface-to-surface connector between circuit boards.
Harwin’s pogo pins are a favored connector for many electronic designs. Thanks to their flexibility, durability, and tolerance they can be used in a wide range of applications. Harwin’s surface mount and round-ended head pogo pins promise a stable current flow, high tolerance, and long lifetime with 10,000 minimum mating cycles. Typical applications include wearables, consumer electronics, battery monitoring for advanced batteries, and charging applications.