The locking feature, which does not require any special tools, is compatible with existing PTSM headers. This creates maximum design flexibility, as the various PTSM connectors can be combined in multiple ways, such as wire-to-board, board-to-board, wire-to-wire, and through-board.
Like the original PTSM connectors, the latching versions measure just 5-mm high and have a 2.5-mm pitch. They feature push-in connection technology for easy wire termination. The PTSM can transmit high levels of power, thanks to a 5 A, 150 V UL rating.
The PTSM was designed with the lighting industry in mind, but its small size and high-power rating make it suitable for many compact applications, such as camera systems, step motors, or medical PCBs.