Mentor have developed a horizontal SMD component for 3mm-LEDs that is suitable as switching status indicators. The housing caters for one as well as for two duo LEDs. The SMD component for 3mm-LEDs, available from Erntec , combines the advantages of through-hole technology with those of SMD technology and the unit has a compact design. The SMD component is packed in blister tapes for fully automated mounting.
The SMD component’s narrow design with a width of 4.9 mm allows for the compact arrangement of several components in the form of LED arrays. The SMD component is suitable for mounting on front panels as well as on printed circuit boards. It is thus versatile and is easily adapted to suit a specific application and can be used to indicate a range of different switching statuses. The SMD component is equipped with a terminal strip of 1mm, catering for a high strength at the soldering surface. The shape and layout of the connections allow for easy inspection of the soldering joints.
To suit the actual application and the board specifications, the SMD component is available with or without an additional soldering point. On request, Erntec provide a version equipped with a plastic fixing pin replacing the soldering point at the front.