Myrtle Beach, S.C—AVX Corp. has expanded its 9176 Series of reliable discrete wire-to-board connectors with the launch of the 9176-400 Series contact and cap.
According to AVX, this is the smallest discrete surface mount IDC wire-to-board connector with a 6A rating available on the market. The 9176-400 Series connectors fit almost any application that requires a single wire to connect to a PCB.
The new connector provides an SMT termination point for 22-24AWG wires well-suited for SSL and industrial applications. In addition, individual contacts can be located anywhere on the PCB.
Originally developed to meet harsh environment automotive and industrial market applications, the IDC contact system has been tested to automotive levels of shock, vibration, and temperature cycling to prove their reliability. The 9176-400 single, standalone component enables a wide range of devices to be connected to the PCB without soldering, by inserting a wire into the SMT contact with a small tool or optional retention/termination cap. While the IDC contact provides a gas-tight connection to conductor of the wire, the optional cap provides a positive strain relief in severe vibration applications. To facilitate repair, wires can be removed and replaced up to three times. A large SMT solder base provides maximum stability on the PCB.
Supplied on tape & reel packaging for standard SMT processing, the 9176-400 contacts reduce the total applied cost when compared with two-piece systems, according to AVX.