New low-profile clips for AAA and N batteries are a good fit for high-density applications. They feature a "flow-through" surface-mount solder tail for increasing joint strength and a 0.10-in. nickel-plated steel spring clip for secure battery retention and shock and vibration resistance. They come in loose-piece packaging (part #55) or on tape and reel (part #55TR) with 300 pieces/13.0-in. reel. The polysterene carrier tape meets ANSI/EIA-481 standards. It's 32 mm wide with parts mounted on a 16-mm pitch that's compatible with most vacuum and mechanical pick-and-place assembly systems. Prices start at $6 per hundred for bulk quantities with delivery from stock.
Keystrone Electronics Corp.
www.keyelco.com; (800) 221-5510