Allowing a wide variety of devices to connect to a PCB without soldering, the 9176 Series standalone, surface-mount discrete wire IDC contact and cap component enables wires to be simply inserted into the SMT contact with a small tool. In LED lighting applications, these contacts are used to bring power and signal onto the PCB and to daisy-chain multiple boards together. The single 9176 Series contact and cap accepts 18 to 24 AWG wires with an insulation diameter ranging from 1.1 mm to 2.1 mm. Dual beam contacts support a 10A current rating and the large SMT solder base provides stability on the PCB. An optional locking strain relief cap acts as the termination tool for severe vibration applications. Operating temperature is -40ºC to +125ºC. Typical pricing starts at $0.08 each/10,000. AVX CORP. Myrtle Beach, SC. (843) 448-9411.