AVX Corp. has extended its new series of pin jumpers for board-to-board (BTB) and module-to-module connections in solid-state lighting (SSL) and other low-pin-count industrial applications with a new two-position pin jumper. When used in conjunction with the new 2.5 mm 70-9296 Series STRIPT horizontal, poke-home contact without a wire stop — which is both the first industrial poke-home connector available without an integral wire stop and, currently, the only industrial poke-home connector with a 2.5-mm profile — the new one- and two-position 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumpers are allowed to pass straight through the contacts, completely unrestricted, until the final, user-defined mating dimension is achieved.
Unlike traditional BTB pin jumpers — which are made to mate with traditional connectors and are thus closed on the back end, limiting the depth to which a pin can travel and restricting the amount of BTB or module-to-module mating tolerance that the jumper can absorb — the new 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumper/709296001025016 contact combination absorbs the maximum amount of component and assembly tolerances during the mating process, effectively eliminating the PCB and housing tolerance stack-up issues common to traditional connector systems in linear and coplanar applications.
The new 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumpers are rated for 9 A, 300 Vac based on contact spacing, three-cycle durability, and operating temperatures spanning –40° to 105°C, and are currently available in one- and two-position versions in two different pin lengths. The 26 mm pins are designed to support linear BTB connections, while the currently unique-to-market 38.15 mm pins are designed to support linear module-to-module connections in which the contacts are embedded within plastic housings. All four variants have a standard 1-mm diameter pin that is mating-compatible with competitors’ traditional 4-mm-pitch poke-home connectors, as well as the company’s own 70-9296 Series 2.5 mm STRIPT contacts — but offer two clear advantages: a shortened insulator (just 5.1 mm) and a unique insulator geometry with dual-chamfered ends that provide a watertight connection when seated within a corresponding housing cavity.
“We tooled our one-position 10-9296 series pin jumper for a customer and then released it to market in April to provide engineers working on SSL and other low-pin-count industrial applications with user-friendly solutions for achieving variable final mating positions for maximum tolerance absorption, especially when combined with our new no-wire-stop 2.5-mm 70-9296 Series STRIPT poke-home contacts,” said Tom Anderson, connector product manager at AVX. “We tooled the new two-position 10-9296 Series pin jumper as a standalone product to help resolve customer frustrations regarding the unstable delivery schedule of similar products from competitors. However, AVX didn’t just duplicate the current products on the market. We re-engineered our product to make it cleaner than competitors’ offerings, which are often built as a larger version and then broken or cut to length, leaves burrs or vestiges behind. All of the customers who have sampled our new two-position BTB pin jumper have commented on the sleekness and cleanliness of our product.”
The new 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumpers have a glass-filled Nylon PA-66 insulator approved to UL94 V-0 and lead-free, tin-over-nickel-plated brass contacts. UL approval is in progress, and is expected in shortly.