New RoHS-Compliant Programmable Headers and Covers by Aries Electronics Eliminate The Need for DIP Switches

October 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
FRENCHTOWN, N.J., October 2007 – Aries Electronics, an international manufacturer of standard, programmed and custom interconnection products, now offers RoHS-compliant programmable headers and covers that eliminate the need for DIP switches in many situations.

The versatile Series 680 is available either pre-programmed from Aries Electronics or users can program the headers and covers themselves by using programming tools, such as Aries’ T-680, which offers on-the-spot programming.

These headers and covers, constructed of durable black UL 94V-0 glass filled 4/6 Nylon, are available with either plain (solid) or top-slot press-on covers. The plain covers protect the programs while the top-slot covers allow programming of opposing pins through square openings on top.

The Series 680 features sturdy 3/4 hard brass alloy pins, as well as tin pin plating. The tin plated headers and covers offer a 50-150m minimum matte tin per ASTM B545-97 over a 50m nickel plating per SAE-AMS-QQ-N-290.

With a current rating of 1 amp, the Series 680 has an operating temperature of 221°F [105°C]. In addition, the headers and covers can be easily mounted in a PCB hole size of 0.032” ± 0.002” [0.81mm ± 0.05mm] in diameter.

Pricing for 1,000 pieces of a 16 pin 680 type programmable header is $0.66 each, price for 1,000 pieces of a 16 pin header cover is $0.25 each. Lead time stock to 2 weeks.

For additional information, contact Aries Electronics Inc., P.O. Box 130, Frenchtown,
NJ 08825. Tel: 908/996-6841; Fax: 908/996-3891; E-mail:;
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EDITORS NOTE: Headquartered in Frenchtown, NJ, Aries Electronics Inc., manufactures an extremely broad range of custom and standard interconnection and packaging products for electronics. Industry leading products include Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) test sockets for DIP, PGA, PLCC and SOIC devices; the Correct-A-Chip™ product line of "intelligent connectors"; adapters and connectors; several patented concepts for BGA (ball grid array) and LGA (land grid array) sockets; and an extensive array of high frequency test and burn in sockets. The company also specializes in meeting custom requirements for its customers.