Screwless PCB Terminal Blocks for Fast Connections
OKW Electronics introduced the CSTBV Series of Screwless PCB Terminal Blocks, which are manufactured by Camden Electronics. These UL and VDE approved terminal blocks feature a push-button actuator for fast wire connection and release without the need for fixing screws. This makes them suitable for applications that demand simple and fast assembly, or frequent servicing with disassembly and reconnection. The series is available in six standard pitches: 5 mm, 5.08 mm, 7.5 mm, 7.62 mm, 10 mm and 10.16 mm. Specifications include cable entry up to 16A GW, ratings of 10A/250V or 10A/750V, dielectric strength =2.5 kV/60sec, insulation resistance 5 MO, and a working temperature range from 20°C to +125 °C (160°C for short periods). Each terminal bock is molded in light gray flame retardant PA 66 and is pre-assembled with the push-button spring actuator mechanism and PCB pins. The pins and terminals are manufactured in 5µ tin plated phosphor bronze. The desired number of poles is achieved by snap fitting a series of blocks together and then fitting an end plate.