New connectors offer simple, robust, repeatable and cost-effective wire terminations
Connectors, Switches & EMECH
AVX Corporation has increased its range of vertical wire-to-board connector solutions with the new 00-9296 Series single-position, vertical, top-entry, poke-home connectors for discrete 18-22AWG solid or stranded wire. The new connectors deliver simple, robust, repeatable and cost-effective wire terminations. They are designed to replace both labour-intensive and inconsistent hand-soldered connections, as well as costly, two-piece connector solutions in perpendicular, low-pin-count commercial, industrial, smart grid, and SSL applications with restricted PCB space and conditions that make it challenging to achieve repetitive and reliable processes and maintain solder integrity.
"The horizontal, poke-home, WTB connector market is saturated with companies like TE, Molex, WAGO, and dozens of Chinese manufacturers, but AVX is the far and away the leading supplier of vertical, poke-home, WTB connector products," said Tom Anderson, connector product manager at AVX Interconnect. "The vertical market is currently dominated by a combination of hand-soldered connections, AVX connectors, and AVX STRIPT contacts, and the new 00-9296 Series further extends our vertical connector portfolio with simple, robust, and cost-effective 18-22AWG wire termination solutions ideal for a variety of cross-market applications with limited PCB space and conditions that make it difficult to achieve repetitive and reliable processes and maintain solder integrity."