The Great Search: Coin Cell Battery Holder + Lead Time Trends #TheGreatSearch #DigiKey @DigiKey
This week’s Great Search (video) – for our RTC QT breakouts, we want to add a coin cell holder on the back. I like these bent metal ones, they are inexpensive, easy to pick and place or hand solder, and are incredibly durable – they don’t corrode or get loose over time (and if they did you could bend them right back!)
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