AVX Corporation offers its proven-reliable wire-to-wire connector portfolio with the 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12–18AWG wire. Created to ease the connection process in a wide range of industrial market applications that need high-current or large-gauge wires, the series allows simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull wire extraction and use a one-piece phosphor bronze contact with high-force contact beams that give both mechanical stability and reliable wire retention and an integral wire-stop that stops over insertion. The series also takes both solid and stranded wires, is smaller and slimmer than competing connectors, and offers flame retardant UL94 V-0 glass-filled thermoplastic housings that guard connections from potting and coating materials and are colour-coded to match wires to ease and speed assembly.
Ideal applications for the series include industrial machine controls, such as motors, drives, pumps, coils, solenoids, and transformers; commercial building controls, security and fire alarm systems, and premise wiring; breakers, smart grid meters, and panels; 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.”