AVX has developed a family of insulation displacement connectors (IDCs) that support wire gauges ranging from 14-28AWG. The insulation displacement connector contact system delivers a gas tight connection for both stranded and solid discrete wires. The single contact IDC provides a slim profile and is a lower cost option for connecting small 26-28AWG gauge wires versus larger two-piece connectors.
The IDC technology’s reliability and solder-free simple wire-to-PCB connection configuration allows for consistency and repeatability of the wire termination process. The IDC features a high-reliability phosphor bronze contact system, and delivers a broad range of connection options.
“The simple wire termination process also allows users to repair and replace solid and stranded wires,” says Tom Anderson, product manager at AVX.
The IDC’s optional caps offer simplified assembly and added strain relief for high vibration applications. The enhanced reliability and wire acceptance features enable the IDC to meet design requirements in a broader range of applications, particularly where finer wire gauges and leaded components are being used, such as sensors, battery packs, speakers, LEDs, and switches.
A unique feature of the rugged, automotive-performance tested insulation displacement connectors is the acceptance of solid wires. AVX insulation displacement connectors handle up to 6A, and maintain two redundant gas tight wire termination contacts, which allow for simple wire termination. The IDC has an operating temperature of -40 to +125C.
This IDC technology is also suited for sensors (industrial, automotive, gas, pressure, thermostats, probes, motion, retail, and security); portable electronics (data collection, data loggers, warehouse terminals, and scanners); smart meters; building electronics (fire/smoke detectors, security cameras, dimming controls, and shades); lighting (cabinets, flashlights, and domes); medical (portable, patient monitoring and analysis); and other electronic devices (power converters, circuit breakers, filters, flashers, and chargers).
Pricing for the insulation displacement connectors is set at "competitive market levels" with a lead time of eight weeks.
For more information about AVX’s insulation displacement connectors, contact AVX at One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644; by calling (864) 228-3421; or go to www.avx.com.
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