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AVX – New IDC wire-to-board connectors for industrial and SSL applicationsSep 17 2012 - Switches, Relays & Onboard [More Switches, Relays & Onboard Articles]
AVX has further expanded its 9159 Series of SMT connectors with the addition of IDC wire-to-board plug and socket connectors. The new 9159 Series IDC connectors facilitate the easy, reliable, and cost-effective termination of 22-24AWG discrete or cabled power and signal wires into standard 9159 Series two-piece connectors systems, maximizing their flexibility by providing them with wire-to-board capabilities.
Designed to solve packaging issues in the broad industrial and solid-state lighting markets, the new, miniature IDC plug and socket connectors carry up to 5A per contact, can function at up to 125°C for extended periods, and enable co-planar PCB mating, which is characteristic of the PCB arrangement in linear strip lighting used in applications ranging from office lighting to harsh-environment transportation applications. Other applications that can benefit from the new connectors include: portable commercial and industrial handheld terminals, scanners, and meters; medical devices, such as patient monitoring and drug-dispending devices; and industrial electronic modules and controls.
“The new 9159 Series IDC wire-to-board connectors maximize size and performance with higher signal and mating integrity, a higher maximum operating temperature, and higher current carrying capacity than many of the competing products on the market,” said Tom Anderson, product manager, AVX, “most of which are tin-plated and feature a much smaller range of product family offerings.”
The 9159 Series IDC connectors feature wire assembly support blocks that enable the single-step termination of two through six wires with any standard bench-top press, gold-plated BeCu contact systems for high reliability in harsh environments, and integrally-moulded latches, which provide positive latching during mating. Rated at 5A per contact, 125VAC, 10 cycles, and use in temperatures ranging from -40C to +125C, the new connectors also provide both through (daisy-chain) and wire-stop termination options, says the company.Electropages - Electronics Components News, From Leading Electronics Distributors. More news from AVX