AVX Corporation, a manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the lowest profile poke-home connector currently available on the market. Featuring its industry-proven 2mm dual beam, high spring-force, phosphor bronze poke-home contacts in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package, the new horizontal 9296 Series connector is certified to UL 1977 and CAN/CSA C22.2 specifications, and accepts any combination of 20–26AWG solid or stranded wires, providing quick, reliable, and cost effective wire-to-board termination in a broad range of harsh industrial, commercial, and medical applications.
Rated for 300V, up to 8A, and operating temperatures spanning -40°C to +130°C, the new low-profile 9296 Series poke-home connectors, available in 1–6 positions, meet harsh industrial performance standards and provide maximum mechanical stability and wire retention despite enabling simple strip-and-insert electrical connections and twist-and-pull wire extraction. Specific applications for which the series is ideally suited include: machine controls, such as motors, drives, solenoids, sensors, fans, and pumps; commercial building controls and security and fire sensors; medical equipment and sensors; smart grid meters, breakers, and panels; and SSL/LED bulbs, fixtures, signage, and streetlights.
“The new, low-profile 9296 Series horizontal SMT connector provides a robust wire-to-board solution that’s ideally suited for an extremely broad range of applications, since nearly every product on the market has at least a small number of discrete wires connecting components to a PCB. Allowing for one to six positions and 20 to 26AWG solid or stranded wires, the new 9296 Series connector is exceptionally versatile, reliable, cost-effective, and termination friendly, both in the factory and in the field,” said Tom Anderson, product manager at AVX.
Smaller and more functional than the only directly competing connector on the market — featuring a 2.5mm vs. 2.7mm height and 1–6 positions vs. 1–3, accepting 20–26AWG solid or stranded wire vs. 22–26AWG solid, and offering current and voltage ratings up to 8A vs. 3A — the RoHS-compliant 9296 Series horizontal SMT poke home connector features a mechanical durability of three cycles and is supplied on tape and reel for single contact automated placement and SMT reflow. Lead time for the series is stock to nine weeks.