HARRISBURG, Pa. -- March 12, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics today released the new IDC SSL connector for quick, tool-less termination of discrete wires onto LED printed circuit boards (PCBs). The product terminates 18 through 24 AWG solid and stranded wire utilizing insulation displacement technology to eliminate the labor-intensive task of pre-stripping wires and soldering.
The robust design of the IDC SSL connector suits harsh environments in the solid state lighting industry. Specific LED applications include: lighting controls, general illumination fixtures and interconnection of strings in PCB light modules. Additionally, the product supports various non-lighting applications that require the attachment of discrete wire leads to PCBs. The RoHS-compliant connector -- available in one, two, three and four positions -- meets UL 1177 specifications.
Product offerings include SMT/thru-hole and closed-end/feed-thru configurations. The closed-end version contains a viewing window to ensure that the wire is fully seated and secure after termination. The product, built with 94 V0-rated high-temperature resistant thermoplastic, enables reflow processing and features rounded corners to minimize shadowing. Wire gauges are color coded to enable precise wiring.
For more information on the IDC SSL connector, contact Tyco Electronics' Product Information Center at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/help .