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AVX Corp. Introduces
New Series of Electrical Connectors

AVX's Zero Insertion Force, Vertical Secure Lock FFC/FPC Connector Series Simplifies and Facilitates Assembly

AVX Corporation Press Release - 12/15/2010

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6801 Series Connector

6801 Series Connector from AVX Corporation

GREENVILE, S.C. - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, developed two new families of zero insertion force (ZIF), vertical mount, secure locking FFC/FPC connectors targeting automotive, industrial and commercial markets.

Specifically designed to meet the high volume, harsh environment needs of the automotive market, the 6801 Series connector features a one-stage action that - for the first time - facilitates automated assembly. Featuring a high retention force of 70N, the 6801 Series connector offers optional shortened contacts that allow for automated electrical testing. Because the new styles accommodate the same FFC/FPC cable shape as previous generation products, upgrades are simple and designs can be flexible using right-angled and vertical versions.

The 0.5mm pitch connectors can handle a FPC/FFC thickness of 0.30mm +/- 0.05mm and are rated at 0.5A/pin, 50Vrms. The 6801 Series connector's operating temperature range is the automotive standard from -40 to +105°C, higher than standard connectors of this type. To further aid automation, 6801 Series connectors have a sufficiently large flat surface to accommodate pick-and-place nozzle heads and clear, contrasting coloring for camera-recognition (black on slider /white on housing).

Targeting more commercially-sensitive, yet high performance applications, the 6251 Series zero insertion force, secure locking FFC/FPC connectors are configured for vertical mount, and also accommodate the same FFC/FPC cable shape as previous devices, providing great design flexibility. Featuring a flip lid that is molded to simplify opening and closing by hand and to provide tactile feedback on closing, the connectors are available in 10/30/40/45/50/60/64 way versions and offered with gold plating as standard for maximum protection against tin whiskering.

"The interconnect system is one of the most vulnerable yet vital parts of an electronic system, so spending the time to select the best performing and most suitable connector for modern production processes is essential," said Andy Kotas, connector marketing manager at AVX/Kyocera Electronic Devices. "The rugged 6801 and 6251 Series connectors are designed to stand-up to harsh environment conditions found in automotive, industrial, and commercial applications."

Pricing for the 6801 Series connector and 6251 Series connector is set at competitive market levels. The 6801 Series connector has a lead time of 14 weeks, while the 6251 Series connector has a lead time of 10 weeks.

For more information, contact AVX at One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644; by calling 404-477-2453, or on the Web at

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AVX).

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