AVX Corp. unleashes what it’s calling the first industrial poke-home connector available without a wire stop. The 2.5-mm poke-home contact is the latest addition to the 70-9296 Series STRIPT insulator-less, single-position, horizontal, poke-home contacts. It combines a low profile with a notably wide range of compatible wire gauges from 20 to 26 AWG solid and stranded wire.
Both versions of the poke-home contact feature a closed, dual-beam, high-spring-force, box contact design with fatigue-resistant, phosphor bronze contact beams and an integral centering guide, ensuring proper positioning and providing maximum mechanical stability and wire/pin retention strength. In addition, the variant without a wire stop allows traditional pin jumpers to pass through the back of the contact unrestricted, rather than halting their travel at the back of an insulator, effectively absorbing variable PCB and module mating tolerances in linear board-to-board applications.
The 70-9296 Series contacts are rated for 300 Vac based on contact spacing, 6A to 12A based on AWG, five-cycle durability, and operating temperatures extending from -40°C to +125°C. They are also mating compatible with competitors’ jumpers and are packaged on tape and reel for automated SMT placement. For more scintillating resources, datasheets, videos, and 3D models abound.