Wire-to-board Connectors Eliminate Dark Spots in LED Fixtures
Wed, 06/01/2011 - 5:46am
AVX Corporation has developed a discrete wire-to-board ‘poke-home’ connector specifically for LED applications. Designated the 9276 Series, the connectors provide quick and reliable termination in a sleek 2.5-mm pitch SMT package. Featuring white insulation material, the connectors are designed to not absorb light, thus eliminating dark spots in the LED light fixture. The 9276 Series connects discrete wired components directly to a PCB; bringing power, ground and signals onto a PCB, and they enable users to easily strip wires and insert them into the connector. AVX provides a small insertion/extraction tool which enables the wires to be easily replaced up to five times. In addition, the connectors allow daisy-chaining of the PCBs together to create a continuous string of LED lighting boards. Developed for solid state lighting (SSL) applications, the connector has been designed using a high spring force beryllium copper upper spring contact that accepts a wide range (18-24 AWG solid or stranded) of wire sizes to meet multiple applications within a single connector. Devices are available in 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 positions.