NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.—Keystone Electronics Corp. has introduced a new series of low profile, SMT and THM coin cell battery retainers designed for high shock and vibration applications, the company said in a release.

Engineered with a locking flange, the new devices are reported to firmly secure batteries within the retainers while ensuring low contact resistance. The low profile design makes the rugged, lightweight retainers well-suited for handheld products and severe shock applications, Keystone said in the release.

Manufactured from phosphor bronze with the polarity clearly marked, the 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 surface mount technology (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 retainers are compatible with lead-free and traditional reflow processing, the company said.

Keystone Electronics ( is a an ISO 9001:2015 certified and RoHS compliant manufacturer of interconnect components and electronic hardware, with capabilities that include stamping, machining, assembly, CNC, and injection molding services. The company offers application and engineering team assistance for product modifications and special designs.

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