TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces its new low-profile, surface-mount technology (SMT) releasable poke-in wire connectors. Addressing the trend for increased simplicity of wire termination and ease of proper assembly, TE’s new solderless connectors simplify multiple wire terminations using poke-in technology, and their unique release mechanism allowing for multiple wire insertions often required for component testing, final assembly and field/factory service. The wires are able to be replaced without complex disassembly or damage to the release mechanism during activation.
These new connectors are available in 1, 2 and 3 positions and accept 18, 20 and 22 AWG solid and stranded wires. The low-profile design has a flat top surface that allows for SMT vacuum pick-up. Rounded corners minimize light obstruction and resultant shadowing. The connectors are available in tape and reel packaging for high-speed SMT and thru-hole processing.
The connectors operate at temperatures between -40°C and 130°C, have current ratings of 9A on 18 AWG wire (5A on 20 – 22 AWG wires), and can withstand voltages up to 600VAC/DC. The connectors feature RoHS compliant and UL 94 V0 rated high temperature resistant thermoplastic material. The contacts are constructed using a high conductivity copper alloy with tin over nickel plating. The connectors have redundant SMT pads that prevent peeling and are side-by-side stackable with pads on 4mm centers.
The SMT releasable poke-in connectors are best used in LED lighting controls, general illumination LED modules for fixtures, interconnecting strings of printed circuit board based LED light modules, and various non-lighting applications that require connecting wire leads to printed circuit boards.
For more information on SMT releasable poke-in connectors, contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752 or visit the product webpage.
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