TE Connectivity (TE), a company in connectivity and sensors, introduced its pre-insulated POD-LOK receptacle product line. These 2-in-1 products combine Positive Lock receptacles with housings meeting the glow wire test and UL 94 V-0 flammability. The result is an ergonomic, low insertion force (LIF) receptacle and integral robust housing that can be crimped and applied in one quick step with an automatic applicator. These new receptacles are expected to find use in high volume applications such as home appliances, HVAC systems and industrial machinery.


  • Both straight and flag type POD-LOK receptacle terminals are offered in 187 and 250 series
  • LIF receptacles offer the security of a locking feature that resists accidental disconnection
  • Integrated housings provide insulation to help prevent shock and short hazards
  • Housings meet the glow wire test, 750°C, no flame, per IEC 60335-1
  • Meet UL 94 V-0 flammability
  • Optional snap-on back covers are available

Once the POD-LOK receptacle is installed on a mating tab, pulling on the wire will not easily release the terminal; however, pulling on the housing releases the receptacle’s locking feature and allows the receptacle to be removed from the tab with minimal effort.

These open barrel, F crimp terminals with insulation support are pre tin-plated brass, with natural color, glass-filled nylon 6/66 housings. They are provided in strip form on reels. Rated 600 VAC, they carry maximum continuous current ranging from 3A to 20A, depending upon wire size utilized, over their -40° to 105°C operating temperature range.

The 187 series POD-LOK receptacles accommodate wire sizes from 24-16 AWG (0.2 to 1.4 mm2) and mate with 0.187 x 0.020 in (4.75 x 0.5 mm) tabs. The 250 series POD-LOK receptacles are offered for wire sizes from 22-12 AWG (0.32 to 3.3 mm2) and mate with 0.250 x 0.032 in (6.3 x 0.8 mm) tabs.