SOURCE: AVX Corporation

AVX Corporation

November 14, 2016 09:30 ET

AVX Announces High Current, Low Profile FPC Connector With Unrivaled Physical & Performance Specifications

Ideal for use in battery, power supply, robotics, & small electric motor applications, the robust & versatile 6808 Series FPC connector from Kyocera Connector Products is the industry's only ultraminiature, flip-locking FPC with dual-sided contacts & a 4A power rating

FOUNTAIN INN, SC--(Marketwired - November 14, 2016) - AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX), a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, and the only authorized supplier of Kyocera Electronic Devices to the Americas and Europe, announces the high current, low profile 6808 Series right-angle FPC connector from Kyocera Connector Products. Suitable for both FPC connections and battery connections in applications including: batteries, power supplies, robotics, and small electronic motors, the 6808 Series is the industry's first -- and currently only -- ultraminiature (0.5mm pitch), flip-locking FPC connector with a 4A power rating and dual-sided, top and bottom contacts that effectively mitigate FPC insertion and PCB layout restrictions. Featuring six power pins capable of transferring up to 4A and one signal pin capable of transferring 0.5A, 6808 Series FPC connectors can also be employed as seven-pin signal connectors, and come combined with a notched FPC to prevent contact misalignment and enhance resistance against shock and vibration.

"Our high current, low profile 6808 Series FPC connectors deliver unrivaled physical and performance specifications, and are as robust as they are versatile, providing electronics design engineers with high contact reliability, impressive resistance to tensile forces, and maximum layout and employment flexibility for both FPC and battery connections," said Nick Bogovich, product marketing and systems manager for Kyocera Connector Products at AVX.

Featuring a zero insertion force (ZIF) flip-lock design with right angle cable connections, copper alloy contacts, and heat-resistant plastic insulators, 6808 Series connectors measure a slight 7.3mm x 5.3mm x 1.5 mm (L x W x H), and exhibit a minimum FPC retention force of 15 Newtons. Rated for 50VDC, operating temperatures spanning -40°C to +85°C, and 10 mating cycles, the series is also RoHS compliant, halogen-free, and supplied in reels of 5,000 parts per reel. Current lead-time for the series is 12 weeks.

For more information about AVX's Series 6808 FPC connectors by Kyocera Connector Products, please visit There, you can access the product datasheet, Kyocera Connectors Guide, part number information, quick facts, and instruction manuals, as well as request a sample. For all other inquiries, please visit, email, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX
AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 20 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 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).

A member of the Kyocera Group since 1990, AVX is also the only company authorized to supply Kyocera's electronic devices to the Americas and Europe. Established in 1959 and based in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera Corporation is a leading international supplier of connectors, capacitors, ceramic resonators, surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters and duplexers, and crystal oscillators and timing devices.

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