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AVX Releases the First Industrial Poke-Home Connector Without a Wire Stop

Designed for use in SSL, industrial, & other ruggedized applications, the new 2.5mm 70-9296 Series STRIPT™ contacts accept an industry-leading range of wire gauges extending up to an unmatched 20AWG, provide maximum mechanical stability & wire retention strength, & effectively absorb variable PCB & module mating tolerances

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released the first industrial poke-home connector available without a wire stop. The new 2.5mm poke-home contact — the latest addition to its 70-9296 Series STRIPT™ insulator-less, single-position, horizontal, poke-home contacts — combines a low profile with an industry-leading range of compatible wire gauges: 20–26AWG solid and stranded wire, and is the first in the series and on the market to offer variants both with and without a wire stop.

Designed for use in solid-state lighting (SSL), industrial machine control, sensor, smart grid, building control, security system, and other ruggedized, space-constrained board-to-board, module-to-module, and wire-to-board applications, both versions of the new 2.5mm 70-9296 Series poke-home contact feature a closed, dual-beam, high-spring-force, box contact design with robust, fatigue-resistant, phosphor bronze contact beams and an integral centering guide, ensuring proper positioning and providing maximum mechanical stability and wire/pin retention strength. In addition, the variant without a wire stop allows traditional pin jumpers to pass through the back of the contact unrestricted, rather than halting their travel at the back of an insulator, effectively absorbing variable PCB and module mating tolerances in linear board-to-board applications.

The new 70-9296 Series 2.5mm poke-home contacts are rated for 300VAC based on contact spacing, 6–12A based on AWG, five-cycle durability, and operating temperatures extending from -40°C to +125°C. They are also mating compatible with competitors’ jumpers and are packaged on tape and reel for automated SMT placement.

“Our portfolio of single-position poke-home contacts is available in a wider range of sizes that accept a broader range of solid and stranded wire than every competing poke-home connector currently available on the market, and is the first to offer a contact without a wire stop for effective tolerance absorption and manufacturing relief in ruggedized, space-constrained SSL and industrial applications,” said Tom Anderson, product manager at AVX. “The most capable competing contacts currently accept a maximum of 22AWG, while our industry-leading offering extends up to 20AWG. Many competing contacts are also taller and don’t accept stranded wire without tinning, like ours do, and none of them currently offer a 2.5mm profile or a version without a wire stop.”

STRIPT™ contacts provide simple, reliable, and cost-effective alternatives to larger and more expensive, but equally reliable, one- and two-piece insulated connector solutions, as well as inexpensive, but wildly unreliable hand-soldered connections. They surface-mount to PCBs, are compatible with solid and stranded wires, feature integral wire guides and — with the exception of one of the new 2.5mm variant — a wire stop, and are currently available in five sizes: 1.7mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, and 4mm, all of which are UL approved, save for the new 2.5mm variants, which are pending approval, but expected to be green-lit by mid April 2018.

For more information about AVX’s 70-9296 Series STRIPT™ insulator-less, single-position, horizontal, poke-home contacts for 12–28AWG, including the new 2.5mm contact available both with and without a wire stop, please visit http://www.avx.com/products/connectors/wire-to-board/horizontal-contact-12-28-awg-70-9296/. For immediate availability, please visit Digit-Key ElectronicsFuture Electronics, and TTI, Inc. For all other inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, email inquiry@avx.com, like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/avxcorp/, follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/avxcorp, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components, interconnect, sensing, control, and antenna solutions with 29 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, couplers, sensors, controls, circuit protection devices, connectors, and antennas. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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