Insulation Displacement Connectors Flaunt 2.55-mm Profile

AVX Corporation’s 9176-800 Series low-profile insulation displacement connectors (IDCs) are trumpeted as the first industrial IDCs available in a 2.55-mm profile. Designed to connect discrete 22–26AWG solid and stranded wires and leaded components to PCBs, or to connect PCBs together in a daisy chain configuration, the low-profile IDCs are available in a range of sizes extending from one to four positions in each wire gauge, and feature redundant, fatigue-resistant phosphor bronze contacts that provide gas-tight, cold-welded wire connections that are compatible with potting and overmolding encapsulation processes for environmental protection.

 

Rated for 300V, 4A to 6A, and operating temperatures spanning -40°C to +125°C, the series delivers high-reliability power and signal connections in space-constrained, harsh-environment industrial, medical, and transportation applications including: smart metering, sensors, building controls, portable monitoring and measuring devices, point-of-sale equipment, handheld inventory management devices, security systems, patient monitoring equipment, and LED lighting.

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Other features include a flat, integral, glass-filled Nylon 46 cap compliant with UL94 V-0 and designed for automated pick-and-place assembly, and enable simple, single-step termination. To further ensure error-free termination, the one-position versions are also available in eight colors designed to match individual wires. Current ratings are reliant upon AWG; the 22AWG connectors are rated for 6A, the 24AWG connectors are rated for 5A, and the 26AWG connectors are rated or 4A, and every connector in the series is rated for three-cycle durability.

 

Parts are packaged in tape and reel in quantities of 1,700, UL approval is expected in April 2018, and 28AWG versions are currently in development. For more details, checkout the 9176-800 Series datasheet.

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