Cost effective, large gauge, discrete wire-to-board connector solution

15-05-2017 | AVX | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

AVX Corporation has released the new STRIPT 9177-500 Series single IDC contacts for 12 - 18AWG wire-to-board terminations in harsh industrial, transportation, outdoor, and alternative energy applications. These latest additions to the STRIPT family of UL-approved, insulator-less single contacts provide users with a cost-effective solution for quickly, easily, and reliably terminating individual high-current or high-voltage solid or stranded wires onto a PCB using a proven, gas-tight contact system. Designed to support large wire gauges from both a robustness and current rating perspective, the new series single IDC contacts enable UL-certified wire-to-board connections up to 15A and 600V, and are built to withstand extreme temperatures, shock, and vibration. The ultra-reliable cold-welded connections they enable are also compatible with potting and overmolding encapsulation processes, allowing users to further protect the electronics from extreme environmental conditions including water ingress.

Ideal for use in solar and other alternative energy systems, outdoor and transportation lighting, commercial building wiring and electrical systems, and industrial motor controls, drives, and pumps, each proven phosphor bronze IDC contact in the new series features a redundant contact system for enhanced wire retention and high current-carrying capabilities, provides resilient, fatigue-resistant performance, and is dimensionally matched to 12, 14, 16, or 18AWG to ensure impregnable cold-welded connections between the wire and contact in harsh environment applications.

"Finding cost effective, large gauge, discrete wire-to-board connectors was impossible prior to this release," said Tom Anderson, connector product manager at AVX. "The new 9177-500 Series single IDC contacts fill a critical market gap with simple, reliable, and low-cost solutions for terminating larger wires onto a PCB in harsh environment applications and, like all STRIPT connectors - which are both UL certified and industry-proven - effectively bridges the gap between extremely low-cost, but exceedingly unreliable hand soldering and reliable, but much larger and more expensive two-piece insulated connector solutions."

The new single IDC contacts are rated for 15A, 600VAC, temperatures spanning -40C to +125C, and three termination-cycle durability.

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