Phoenix Contact introduces the XPC 1.5 connector, the first PCB connector to feature Push-X connection technology. Push-X uses a mousetrap-like design to create fast and tool-free connections for rigid and flexible conductors with or without ferrules.
Push-X technology uses a contact spring inside the XPC PCB connector that catches the conductor and holds it securely once it is engaged. A technician can directly insert a stripped conductor into an open terminal position, releasing the spring mechanism. An audible click confirms a secure connection. To release, the operator just needs to press the orange button. The tool-free connection technology reduces assembly times and allows automated wiring.
The XPC 1.5 connectors are available in two to twelve positions with wire ranges of 22-16 AWG solid wire and 20-16 stranded wire. The XPC 1.5 family is compatible with existing PCB headers from Phoenix Contact’s COMBICON portfolio. As a result, the XPC can be combined with existing horizontal and vertical headers to cover a wide range of applications.