Tyco Electronics has introduced new wire-to-board plug connectors and board-to-board connectors to its family of hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connectors.
The new plug connectors use tin-plated brasscrimp-snap contacts for 18 to 22 AWG (0.3 to 0.9 mm2) stranded wire and a 94V-0-rated thermoplastic housing. The plug connector mates with board-mount connectors and features positive latching for a secure connection.
The low-profile surface-mount board connector uses a hermaphroditic blade and receptacle design to allow LED printed circuit board strips to join with more flexibility than traditional post-and-receptacle headers. Connections can be made by sliding the two boards together horizontally or vertically.
The same board-mount connector is used for both board-to-board and wire-to-board connectivity.
Connectors are available in 2, 4, or 6 positions. They are rated to 6 amps and 125 VAC/VDC, with an operating temperature range from -40Â°C to +105Â°C. They are UL/cUL recognized in File No. E28476.