The BH123A is an ultra-low-profile battery holder for “123A” batteries. The battery is flush with the PCB surface, so it adds no height to a CR123A cell when mounted on a circuit board. Use multiple holders, wired thru the PCB for serial or parallel connectivity options.
The battery holder is made of premium materials like stainless steel and polypropylene. Its plastic body offers high heat resistance, good stiffness and easy battery exchanges while firmly keeping the battery cell in place.
Stainless steel contacts offer a great balance of mechanical qualities. It is a widely used material and has excellent corrosion resistance, high strength and ductility, plus resists oxidation at high temperatures. It is nickel-plated overall for mating with nickel plated contacts on lithium cells.
The holder’s performance exceeds thermal, shock and vibration testing as outlined in EIA-364. It is lightweight at 2.75 gm (without battery). It is Reach and RoHS compliant, containing less than 0.1% of the SVHCs and DBP, BBP, DEHP, DIEP, PFOA, PFOS and Halogen free. The holders are rugged enough for typical applications and pass one-meter drop tests. The PP holder material is rated @ Vicat softening temperature of 155ºC per ISO 306. The PP is also FDA approved for repeated food-contact per 21 CFR 177.1520. Wave soldering is quick & reliable with 2 wide blade pc pins.
The holders accept batteries from alkaline and lithium to lithium-Ion: BR123A, CR123A, CR2/3A, DL2/3A, EL123A, PL123A, RCR123A, LIR17335.