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CoolSplice Connectors for Lighting Applications Offer Easy Terminations, Options for Wire Configurations, Style and Space Savings

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:24am
Tyco Electronics

April 11, 2011 -- TE Connectivity (TE) launches its new family of CoolSplice connectors for LED lighting applications. This new product family features easy push-button terminations, accommodates various wire configurations, promotes an aesthetically-pleasing lighting design through a smooth, symmetrical glossy style and promotes space savings through a slim design.

This new series of Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDCs) provides permanent and fast wire-to-wire or wire-to-flat ribbon terminations in various LED lighting applications. Users require no training as the included left/right independent push buttons can be used with common hand tools to establish an ergonomic termination in two simple steps:

  1. Insert wire into the connector
  2. Push down on button to secure wire

A viewing window is included to help determine if a wire is fully seated after termination. Additionally, the left and right side of the connector can be terminated separately and independently from each other, making it suitable on a pig-tail.

Developed with IDC technology, the connectors are extremely durable and offer significant time and cost savings by eliminating the need to pre-strip insulation from wire conductors. Customers will also gain space savings due to the slim, symmetrical-contoured, snag-resistant connector style that fits through a 16.00mm [0.630] diameter hole or PVC tube -- occupying as little space as possible. Additionally, the connectors have no sharp edges, screws or special tooling requirements, are extremely easy to clean and do not allow for dirt collection on their surfaces.

CoolSplice connectors suit various lighting design applications in the commercial, residential and outdoor lighting markets. Target applications include commercial refrigeration, display/cabinet, furniture, outdoor, horticultural, security/alarm, sign/building facade, home automation and audio/speaker lighting and more.

The connector family accepts 18 AWG stranded, fused or solid wire in unsealed and sealed, color-coded configurations. A ring is included to offer a smooth transition from a jacketed cable to the connector. The product family is UL-approved, ENEC-approved, KEMA KEUR-approved, IP65- and IP67-rated for standard versions, and IP66-rated for flat ribbon versions.

For more information, contact the TE Product Information Center at 800-522-6752. Technical specifications can be downloaded at www.te.com/products/CoolSplice

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