All posts from Keystone Europe about products highlights. Electronic components, battery holders and interconnect components.

Keystone Europe MEA+India - Coiled Battery Contact

Coiled PC/Case Mount Battery Contacts

To support the increasing demands for higher energy, lower weight cylindrical battery usage, Keystone Electronics has introduced our latest coil spring contacts designed to slide-into molded cases with no wire lead, direct placement onto a PCB.

Engineered with a contact design that adjusts to variations in battery length, these contacts assure low contact resistance and dependable connectivity.

These contacts also offer the convenience of being drop in replacements for standard leaf spring contacts. Contacts can accommodate cylindrical batteries styles including A, AA, AAA and, CR2 cells virtually eliminating the need to specify brand and style.

Manufactured from .61mm Steel Wire with Nickel Plating for superior performance in today’s high tech devices.

P/N Polarity Suitable for
242 Positive A, AA & CR2
243 Negative A, AA & CR2
179 Positive AAA, AAAA, N, A23 & A27
180 Negative AAA, AAAA, N, A23 & A27
244 Dual AA & CR2
181 Dual AAA

This products are available thru Ramses – Keystone Europe MEA+India HQ. distributors network.

Keystone Europe MEA+India - SMT Metric Threaded Standoffs

SMT Metric Threaded Standoffs.

Keystone Electronics has introduced a new series of metric threaded standoffs specifically designed and packaged for use on PC Boards in the same manner as other SMT components.

Manufactured from steel with a tin plate, these standoffs can be added to the board using the same SMT equipment used to populate the board, reducing scrap and handling time while minimizing damage to a PCB that may occur while using traditional mounting products ensuring easy reflow soldering for reliable solder joints.

Metric threaded SMT standoffs are available in M3 threads in lengths from 02.00mm  to  10.00mm and are supplied on tape and reel with Kapton tape on top surface for easy pickup.  They are ideal for use with most vacuum and mechanical pick-and-place assembly systems.

P/N “H” Height (mm) Parts per Reel Thread Outside Dia. (mm) Mounting Hole (mm) Solder Pad Dia. (mm)
24881 02.00
1 500
M3
05.56
04.22
06.20
24882 03.00 1 000 M3 05.56 04.22 06.20
24883 04.00 900 M3 05.56 04.22 06.20
24884 06.00 650 M3 05.56 04.22 06.20
24885 08.00 375 M3 05.56 04.22 06.20
24886 10.00 300 M3 05.56 04.22 06.20

This products are available thru Ramses – Keystone Europe MEA+India HQ. distributors network.

Keystone Europe MEA+India - Locking Coin Cell Battery Retainers

Locking Coin Cell Battery Retainers.

Keystone Electronics has introduced a new series of SMT and THM, low profile, coin cell battery retainers designed for high shock and vibration applications.

Engineered with a locking flange, these new devices firmly secure batteries within the retainers, while assuring low contact resistance. The low profile design makes these rugged and lightweight retainers ideal for hand held products or applications that have severe shock applications.

Manufactured from Phosphor Bronze with the polarity clearly-marked, these coin cell retainers accept 1220, 1632 and 2032 cells from all major manufacturers. These holders are nickel-plated for durability, low contact resistance and high temperature soldering.

The SMT versions are equipped with solder tails located outside of the retainer bodies to ease solder joint visual inspections. Retainers are designed to operate smoothly with vacuum and mechanical pick-and-place assembly systems. Thru-Hole application details retainers are compatible with lead free and traditional reflow processing.

Cell Ref. SMT version SMT in T&R version THM version
CR1220 2894 2894TR 2895
CR1632 2896 2896TR 2897
CR2032 2898 2898TR 2899

This products are available thru Ramses – Keystone Europe MEA+India HQ. distributors network.

Keystone Europe MEA+India - Slim-Line PC Screw Terms

Slim-Line PC Screw Terminals

Keystone Electronics has expanded its assortment of PC mount screw terminals to include new Slim-Line screw terminals in a vertical mounting configuration.

Rated for 15 Amps, these new devices are ideally suited for high density packaging on a PCB design requiring a minimal footprint wire-to-board connection. They feature a no-rock design with an exclusive anti-rotation feature. This design supports the terminal during installation on the board and when attaching #14-22 AWG wires, spades or ring terminals.

Combined with space-saving, cost effective attributes, the units are offered in 45º, 60º  and 90º orientation to the board enabling design versatility. Manufactured from brass with a matte-tin plate finish, these terminals are available with a 6-32 binding head machine screw installed and captivated on the terminals, as an unassembled terminal and screw kit or as the terminal only without any screw.

Screws are also available with color coded heads in red, black, white, blue, green, yellow and clear for enhanced assembly identification and troubleshooting purposes.

This products are available thru Ramses – Keystone Europe MEA+India HQ. distributors network.

Keystone Europe MEA+India - Insulating Pull Tabs

New Battery Insulating Pull Tabs.

Keystone Electronics recently introduced battery insulators designed to protect batteries and circuitry during shipping and storage prior to use.

These new insulating pull tabs are installed in a product along with the batteries to act as an insulator from energizing the device prior to use.  Simply pull the tab out from under the battery contact to activate the product.  Lettering and arrows on the pull tabs make for simplified removal.

Manufactured from thin, flexible polyester,  these pull tabs can be removed from a battery compartment even if the compartment is closed.
For button cell through AAA Batteries,  request p/n 111 which is available on rolls or p/n 119 for bulk.
For 12.7mm coin cells and AA or larger cylindrical cells,  request p/n 117 on rolls or p/n 121 in bulk.

This products are available thru Ramses – Keystone Europe MEA+India HQ. distributors network.

Keystone Europe MEA+India - Color Keyed SMT Test-Points

New Color Keyed SMT Test Points.

Loop Style with Color Keyed Plastic Base from Keystone Electronics. Supplied on Tape and Reel for automatic assembly. Color Coded for easy identification, these surface mountable PCB test points are Ideal for production testing and service troubleshooting. Manufactured from Phosphor Bronze with Silver Plating allows for superior solderability and low electrical resistance. Wire loop design […]

Keystone Europe MEA+India - Male Quick-Fit PCB Continues Reel

.250 Male Quick-Fit PCB Tabs on Continuous Reel

Keystone Electronics is introducing a new packaging for their diverse selection of Quick-Fit PCB terminals.
These new, male tab terminals are specifically designed on a continuous reel to be compatible with standard automated insertion equipment – reducing assembly and processing time.

Manufactured from Brass with Tin-plate, these new Terminals ensure easy installation & soldering to a PCB.
They are packaged on reels as a “drop in” replacement for existing product.

P/n 1287-R for ¼”-wide Male Tabs with .312″ height above the board. For a terminal with additional solder joint strength and designed to keep the terminal perpendicular to the board during and after soldering, p/n 1287-STR and for taller tab requirements, request p/n 1289-STR which is .540″ height above the board.

This products are available thru Ramses – Keystone Europe MEA+India HQ. distributors network.

Keystone Europe MEA+India - IP65 Battery Holders

New IP65 Water Resistant AA Battery Holders

Keystone Electronics has met the increasing demands for water resistant and reliable AA battery holders with the introduction of our latest covered plastic battery holders.

These self-contained battery holders can be placed on or off a board, or between components, cards or anywhere within a case or piece of equipment as spaces allows. In addition to portability, these devices also feature coil spring contacts to compensate for variations in battery length and to securely hold batteries in place, assuring positive, low contact-resistance connections.

Engineered with sealing gasket to provide a watertight compartment for AA batteries, these self contained battery enclosures are IP65 rated for water, dust and other harsh environments. Manufactured for increased durability from molded ABS, the contacts are nickel plated spring steel. Included in these enclosures are 6″ long #26 AWG pre-tinned wire leads for simplified installation and a built in, sealed, on-off switch for additional product security.

Keystone’s new waterproof battery holders are available in configurations to accommodate 2 AA cells (p/n 2438), 3 AA Cells (p/n 2439) or 4 AA Cells (p/n 2440).

Want to know more about Keystone Electronics Densi-Pak Covered Battery Holders? Check the product page.

Keystone Europe MEA+India - UL Recognized Fuse Clips

UL Recognized Fuse Clips for Cylindrical Fuses.

Keystone Electronics offers UL recognized Fuse Clips with end stops to insure safety and design integrity.

Available for use with Cylindrical Fuses sizes 1AG thru 8AG, Midget and Solar Protection (SFP) style fuses. These low-profile, space saving Fuse Clips are UL recognized to make the UL product certification easier.
Suitable for applications from 6 to 30 Amps, this full line of fuse clips can be used in a variety of products and environments.

These innovative fuse clips are manufactured from brass and tin plated to assure low contact resistance.
Designed to mount easily and retain a stable position during wave soldering. These UL Recognized clips are available in Thru-Hole, Surface and Rivet mounting
configurations.

Keystone manufactures a broad selection of fuse clips and holders for a variety of fuse sizes and styles as part of its large family of interconnect components and hardware.
Keystone Electronics also provides custom stamping, machining and assembly services as well as application Engineering Services for special design and product modification requirements.

Keystone Europe MEA+India - SMT Coin Cell Enclosure Contacts

SMT Coin Cell Contacts for Battery Enclosures

Keystone Electronics has introduced its latest line of SMT enclosure coin cell contacts. These new contacts provide a cost effective,  dependable connection for coin cell batteries in self contained battery compartments.

These contacts require minimal board space and allow easy access for installation and removal of a coin cell battery within a battery enclosure. Ultra low profile and compact design make it ideal for small hand held controls, key fobs, personal medical devices, digital timers, and many industrial and consumer applications.

These new entries are manufactured from gold plated phosphor bronze, offering low contact resistance and assuring easy reflow soldering for a reliable solder joint. The spring tension of the contacts will adjust to all variations in battery heights for dependable connectivity. Contacts can accommodate coin cell batteries with diameters from 16mm and larger.

The Positive contact p/n 110 and the Negative contact p/n 112 are available in bulk or on tape & reel (p/n 110TR & p/n 112TR) for use with most vacuum and mechanical pick-and-place assembly systems.

The company’s full line of battery hardware also consists of SMT and THM products including contacts, clips, holders, retainers and straps in assorted materials for coin cells and batteries. In addition to a comprehensive line of interconnect hardware and components, Keystone Electronics provides application engineering services for product modification and special design requirements, supported by pro-active stamping, machining and assembly operations.