Harrisburg, Pa. - The contact and housing design of Tyco Electronics Corp.'s CST-100 II connector incorporates features that are said to prevent improper contact loading and provide improved contact retention. Housings are supplied with polarizing tabs and locking ramps. Standard AMP tooling is available to terminate the contacts.
The CST-100 II devices are crimp-snap contacts on a .1-inch center line. They mate with specified AMP MTA-100, CST-100 shrouded headers or similar competitive notched headers. The CST-100 II is designed for household and commercial appliances, computers and other applications that need a low-cost wire-to-board connection, Tyco said.
The contacts are rated for 4 amps at 250 volts ac and accept 22 through 26 AWG wire with a maximum wire insulation diameter of 0.065 inch. Contact materials are phosphor bronze, pretinned, 15-microinch gold or 30-microinch gold over nickel.
Housings are constructed of UL94V0 white polymer. The operating temperature range of the CST-100 II is -55 degrees C to 105 degrees C.
CST-100 II housings are priced at 10 cents per line in 100,000-piece quantities. Tin-plated contacts, in strip form, are priced at 12.4 cents each in quantities of 5,500 pieces.
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