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Wire-To-Board Connectors Ease LED Applications

A family of hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connectors has been expanded to include wire-to-board plug connectors and board-to-board connectors for use with aluminum-clad pc boards in LED lighting applications. The plug connectors use tin-plated brass crimp-snap contacts for 18 to 22 AWG (0.3 to 0.9 mm2) stranded wire and a 94-V-0-rated thermoplastic housing. The plug connector mates with board-mount connectors and features positive latching for a secure connection. The low-profile surface-mount board connector uses a hermaphroditic blade and receptacle design to allow LED pc board strips to join with more flexibility than traditional post-and-receptacle headers. Connections can be made by sliding the two boards together horizontally or vertically. The unique capability to slide the two boards together vertically makes replacement of a board in mid-strip easier by lifting up the strip to be replaced and lowering in the new one. Connectors are available in two, four, or six positions. They are rated to 6 A and 125 V ac/dc, with an operating temperature range of ?40°C to 105°C. The connectors are UL/cUL recognized in File No. E28476. TYCO ELECTRONICS LTD., Harrisburg, PA. (800) 522-6752.


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