Fischer Elektronik has extended its female header offering by adding the two row pluggable BLY 9 SMD with 2mm grid spacing. The new header has 0.45 – 0.5mm square spindles and 0.4 - 0.56mm diameter pins. The precision female contact consists of a CuZn sleeve and CuSn6 contact spring. The sleeve surface, including the soldering contact, is tin-plated (pure tin) and the contact spring is gilded. The insulator is made of high temperature-resistant plastic (flammability class UL94 V-0) which makes the female headers suitable for lead-free "reflow soldering". Safe functioning is assured from –40 to 163°C. The materials used for the female header series are compliant with EU directive 2002/95/EC (RoHs) as well as regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The female headers come either as bulk material (4-40 contacts) for manual mounting, in a bar magazine for automatic mounting (10-40 contacts) or with tape and reel packaging (4-24 contacts).