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TE Connectivity expands POWER TRIPLE LOCK connector family with new headers for through-hole printed circuit board application

Right-angle and vertical headers expand application base for highly secure, ergonomic power connector in appliances, industrial equipment and more

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – December 20, 2017 –
TE Connectivity (TE) (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is adding new right-angle and vertical printed circuit board headers to its POWER TRIPLE LOCK connector product line. These through-hole headers significantly expand wire-to-board applicability for this family of connectors in appliance, HVAC, automation and control, automotive, and other industries’ designs.

“Combining high current ratings, connection reliability assurance options, higher temperature operation and ergonomic features, POWER TRIPLE LOCK connectors meet the needs for customers’ latest designs,” said Christopher Rowland, product manager, TE. “Customers have been asking us to expand our wire-to-board options for this product line, and these new headers address those requests.”

The new right-angle headers are offered in both standard temperature (105°C) and high temperature (150°C) materials to present a new board mount configuration for POWER TRIPLE LOCK connectors. They incorporate contoured retainers that provide retention when snapped into the board. New vertical headers in the standard temperature material join previously announced high-temperature vertical headers. All are molded of UL 94 V-0-rated material, and all are UL recognized and VDE certified.

POWER TRIPLE LOCK connectors are based on a 6.0mm center line and are rated up to 20A and 600VAC/VDC. With a locking latch, along with optional CPA (connector position assurance) and TPA (terminal position assurance) devices, they help increase connection reliability. The CPA device helps to assure the connector is fully mated and remains engaged during shipment, installation and use, while the TPA helps to assure that contacts are fully seated in the housing.

Rounded edges on the connectors’ housings, low insertion forces and built-in anti-snag features improve ergonomics for assembly workers and ease assembly. Additionally, POWER TRIPLE LOCK contacts have an anti-fretting lubricant that helps prevent fretting corrosion.

To support applications where more than one connector of the same position size may be present, POWER TRIPLE LOCK connectors are offered in four different color-coded physical keying options. This can help to prevent improper mating while also supporting efficient assembly.  

Wire-to-wire (or panel) POWER TRIPLE LOCK connectors are available in in single row (2, 3, 4, 5), dual row (2×3, 2×4, 2×5, 2×6) and matrix (3×3, 3×4, 3×5) configurations. Wire-to-board versions are offered in single row (2, 3, 4, 5) configurations.

Price: Available upon request

Availability: Now

Delivery: Stock to 14 weeks ARO

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TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

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