Displacement connectors deliver high-reliability in space-constrained applications
Connectors, Switches & EMECH
AVX Corporation has a new 9176-800 Series low-profile insulation displacement connectors (IDCs), reducing the Z-axis height of the next-lowest-profile insulated IDC connector, the 9176-400 Series, by 1mm, and reduce the whole overall volume of the 00-9176 Series IDCs by more than half, and are claimed to be the first industrial IDCs offered in a 2.55mm profile.
Designed to connect discrete 22-26AWG solid and stranded wires and leaded components to PCBs, or to connect them together in a daisy chain configuration. The new IDCs are offered in a range of sizes extending from one to four positions in each wire gauge, and offer redundant, fatigue-resistant phosphor bronze contacts offering gas-tight, cold-welded wire connections compatible with potting and overmolding encapsulation processes for environmental protection. The series is rated for 300V, 4-6A, and operating temperatures spanning -40C to +125C. The series gives high-reliability power and signal connections in space-constrained, harsh-environment industrial, medical, and transportation applications.
"We developed our new 9176-800 Series low-profile IDCs with an industry-leading 2.55mm profile to provide design engineers working in the industrial, medical, and transportation markets with robust, high-reliability interconnect solutions ideal for use in a wide range of high-density, space-constrained applications exposed to harsh environmental conditions," said Tom Anderson, connector product manager at AVX Interconnect. "AVX leads the market offering of 22-28AWG IDC solutions, and our IDC technology is backed by more than 10 years of proven performance in rugged industrial and transportation applications."