AVX continues to develop innovative connectors for the industrial electronics market that provide significant benefits over existing, outdated connector solutions. Listening to the design engineering community, there are ongoing applications where they cannot find an off-the-shelf solution that will satisfy a high percentage of the projects configuration, performance and cost goals.
The newest addition to AVX’s broadening line of Wire-to-Board (WTB) connectors offers a cost effective, single Poke-Home connector solution that will meet the cost and performance targets in demanding, yet user friendly applications. At the heart of the connector is the industry proven dual tine, 3mm high spring force box contact that has been on the market as a stand-alone horizontal contact only solution.
The new SMT vertical top entry and vertical through board connectors allow for 18AWG to 26AWG wires to be simply stripped and inserted into the connector body at 180 degree orientation to the top side of the PCB. This single connector will replace existing 2-Piece WTB solutions where a header is soldered onto the PCB and a secondary crimp-to-wire receptacle assembly is plugged in. Available in 1-6 positions, each connector will accept the entire wire gauge range for either solid or stranded wires at varying current ratings supported by each wire size. Once inserted, wires can easily be removed or replaced by twisting/unscrewing or by using a small blade extraction tool.