TE Connectivity (Berwyn, PA) announces its new low-profile, surface-mount technology (SMT) releasable poke-in wire connectors. Addressing the trend for increased simplicity of wire termination and ease of proper assembly, TE’s new solderless connectors simplify multiple wire terminations using poke-in technology. Their unique release mechanism allowing for multiple wire insertions often required for component testing, final assembly and field/factory service. The wires can be replaced without complex disassembly or damage to the release mechanism during activation. Features include:
- Availability in 1, 2 and 3 positions and accepts 18, 20 and 22 AWG solid and stranded wires.
- A flat top surface that allows for SMT vacuum pick-up.
- Temperatures from minus 40 Celsius up to 130 Celsius.
- Current ratings of 9A on 18 AWG wire (5A on 20 – 22 AWG wires).
For more information on the surface-mount connector, visit www.TE.com.