The new Lead Socket Connector from Yokowo, Rolling Meadows, Ill., enables easy one-action lead wire connection to a printed circuit board (PCB) for improved stability and decreased assembly time.
In the fast growing LED/lighting market, lead wire is a major component used in connecting a board to a lighting module. The conventional method of manually soldering the wire to a board presents limitations that result in a complicated assembly process and an unstable connection. Yokowo’s new one-action Lead Socket Connector reportedly eliminates wire soldering and lets users easily plug the lead wire into the socket. A two-contact lock structure ensures a reliable connection.
The space-saving 2.6 mm (w) x 3.5 mm (l) x 2.1 mm (h) size makes the Lead Socket Connector the smallest offered in its class, according to company officials. Available models include insulation cap and standard (terminal only) types. Applications include LED lighting, LCD television backlights, tablets, PCs and any device where a lead wire must be soldered onto a PCB.
Yokowo’s Lead Socket Connector features 1 position, 4-A rated current, 30-mOhm maximum contact resistance, operating temperatures ranging from -40° to 105°C, voltage of 12-V ac/dc and rated cycles of five times. It is compatible with AWG 22, 24 single/overcoat twisted wire.
The Lead Socket Connector is SMT specified and currently in production. Free samples are available upon request.