New poke-home wire-to-wire connectors for industrial applications
Connectors, Switches & EMECH
AVX has extended its reliable wire-to-wire connector portfolio with the launch of the new 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12-18AWG wire. Created to simplify the connection process in a wide range of industrial market applications that need high-current or large-gauge wires, the new connectors allow simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull wire extraction. The connectors employ a one-piece phosphor bronze contact with high-force contact beams that offer both mechanical stability and reliable wire retention and an integral wire-stop that stops over insertion. The series also allows both solid and stranded wires, is smaller and sleeker than competing connectors and has flame retardant UL94 V-0 glass-filled thermoplastic housings. These connectors protect connections from potting and coating materials and are colour-coded to match wires to ease further and hasten assembly. The series is ideal for commercial building controls, security and fire alarm systems, and premise wiring; breakers, smart grid meters, and panels; industrial machine controls, such as motors, drives, solenoids, pumps, coils, and transformers; and SSL fixtures and wiring.
"Our poke-home wire-to-wire connectors have provided industrial customers with proven-reliable, easy-assembly interconnect solutions for the past several years, but - until now - were focused on light industrial wire gauges spanning 18-24AWG," said Tom Anderson, connector product manager, AVX. "The new 9286-300 Series connectors extend this portfolio's simple strip-and-poke-home assembly process and high-strength wire retention to heavier 12-18AWG industrial applications in a small, sleek package that offers several critical benefits over competing solutions, including space savings of up to 80%, the absence of clunky levers, and reusability."