Wire-trap lighting connectors now available with 2.4mm and 4mm pitches

21-04-2016 | GCT | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Latest from GCT is news of the expansion of its range of White Lite lighting connectors with a two new economical connectors. Designed for use in LED lighting strip applications, 2.4mm and 4mm pitch newcomers offer engineers an option depending on space constraints and current rating requirements.

The surface-mount connectors feature natural LCP insulators and are available in one-, two- or three-contact versions. The 2.4mm pitch BL300 accepts 20-24 AWG stranded wire rated at 4A for 22 AWG. A two-position connector has a footprint of just 5.2mm x 7.9mm with a height above the PCB of 3.6mm.

The BJ302 4mm pitch products accept 20-22 AWG stranded conductors, or 18-24 AWG solid conductors. Current rating for 18 AWG is 8A. Footprint for a two position connector is 7.45mm x 11.8mm with a height above the PCB of 4.5mm.

Ease-of-use is a paramount requirement for wire-trap connectors, so that stripped cable may be inserted and terminated direct to the contacts in one simple action. To remove the cables, a slider button is pushed. GCT’s detailed product specifications contain all the technical details, including suitable cable types for 'one push', cable stripping and preparation recommendations.

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