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AVX connectors eliminate need for 2-piece WTB solutions

20 Nov 2013

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AVX Corporation has added a new vertical through board, SMT, wire-to-board (WTB) connector to its 9296 Poke Home Connector Series that is suitable for industrial implements and leaded devices. The new series of 9296 Series connectors may be used as an alternative to two-piece WTB connectors and is rated for 300 VAC, five-cycle durability.

The new connector series eliminates the need for two-piece WTB solutions, in which a header is soldered onto the PCB and a secondary crimp-to-wire receptacle assembly is plugged in, the 9296 vertical through board connector fulfils a broadly unmet demand for small, robust, and cost-effective off-the-shelf connector solutions specifically designed to satisfy configuration, performance, and cost goals in a variety of industrial and solid-state lighting design applications.

Targeted applications for the new series include: fire and security systems, building controls, LED lighting, smart meters, and industrial motor controls and drivers. In addition, the series also provides robust, cost-effective interconnection solutions for an expansive range of leaded devices, such as sensors, solenoids, switches, and battery packs, among others.

The 9296 WTB single poke home connectors feature a dual beam box contact that provides maximum mechanical stability and wire retention and are designed to be fed through a hole in a PCB. The configuration allows stripped, solid or stranded, plated or un-plated, 18-26AWG wire to be easily inserted into the connector body at a 180-degree orientation to the bottom side of a PCB, which, in most applications, is also the back.

Featuring a minimal above board height of 0.80mm and standard top side SMT leads, the user-friendly 9296 Series is available in one to six positions and accepts the complete wire gauge range for both solid and stranded wires at the varying current ratings supported by each wire size. Once stripped and inserted, wires can easily be removed or replaced by simply twisting, unscrewing, or using a small blade extraction tool.

Rated for 300 VAC, five-cycle durability, and -40°C to +125°C, 9296 Series connectors feature RoHS-compliant copper alloy contacts with tin over nickel plating and are tape and reel packaged for automated SMT placement.

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