AVX Corporation expanded its series of single poke home wire-to-board (WTB) contacts with a new family of vertical top and bottom entry contacts. Featuring high spring force, dual beam, phosphor bronze contacts, the new vertical 9296 Series provides maximum mechanical stability and wire retention in a wide variety of harsh industrial applications without the added expense of an insulator and its associated assembly costs. Enabling individual placement and both top and bottom wire entry for FR4 and metal core PCBs, the new 9296 Series vertical poke home contacts also enhance design flexibility by significantly expanding the range of options for bringing discrete power, signal, or ground lines onto a PCB. Capable of supporting solid and stranded wires ranging from 18AWG to 24AWG, current ratings ranging from 7A to 12A, and temperatures ranging from -40°C to +125°C, the new single poke home vertical WTB contacts are suitable for use in smart grid meters, breakers, and panels; solid-state lighting (SSL)/LED bulbs, fixtures, signage, and streetlights; machine controls, including motors, drives, solenoids, sensors, fans, and pumps; and commercial building controls such as security and fire sensors.
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