Phoenix Contact releases its QC (Quick Connect) 1.5 plugs, an insulation displacement connection (IDC)-based plug for use in an expanded range of wire gauges. They offer flexibility in wire selections (24 AWG to 16 AWG), they are designed on a 5 mm pitch (centerline) spacing and they come with or without mounting flanges. The plugs mate with proprietary 5 mm headers, enabling vertical, horizontal or lengthwise PCB mounting for wider range flexibility. The user can ensure a positive, gas-tight connection by using a common screwdriver. The plugs can be identified via ink marking or adhesive-backed labels to eliminate potential wiring errors and to aid in manufacturing processing. Also, the individual actuation levels can be color-coded for applications needing custom configurations.