KEYSTONE Electronics, represented by NPA , has released a series of self-aligning LED mounts for bi-lead T1 and T1 3/4 LEDs.
They have an internally-tapered barrier that guides the LED leads through a mount, assuring proper alignment on 2.54mm centres. This also helps eliminate labour and assembly costs while removing the potential for crimping or shorting LED leads. No special tools are required for efficient preassembly to PC boards.
They are moulded from Nylon (rated UL 94V-2) and control heights from 3.04mm to 23.49mm with 0.5mm bosses. Bosses lift the mount to serve the dual purpose of heat dissipation and post-solder clean up.
A group of universal LED spacer mounts, accommodating both tri-lead and bi-lead T1 and T1 3/4 LEDs is also manufactured by the company. These are black Nylon moulded (UL 94V-0 rated), in 3.04mm to 23.49mm lengths. Special features include the ability to separate and retain component leads, facilitating PCB mounting and accommodating uses for lamps, resistors, transistors, diodes, capacitors and related components.