Phoenix Contact’s new SDC 2.5 connectors plug directly into the PCB via through-contacted bore holes. This eliminates the need for an additional header and the soldering process, reducing component and process costs.
The connectors feature Phoenix Contact’s “SKEDD” plug-in technology, for easy PCB mounting without tools. The geometry of SKEDD contacts is similar to press-in technology. Each contact pin is made up of two flexible halves that easily adjust to plated through-holes on a PCB. When the contact is inserted into a through-hole, the integrated body-bound rivets lock the connectors in place to form a vibration-resistant connection.
Wires can be terminated to the connector with the popular push-in spring connection. Solid and stranded wires with a ferrule can be pushed directly into the terminal block without opening the spring clamp. To remove the wires, the user simply presses the orange spring lever with a standard screwdriver.
The connectors have a 5-mm centerline and are available in one through 16 positions.