According to AVX, its 9296 series vertical top-mount surface-mount (SMT) wire-to-board connectors fill a gap in the industrial and solid-state lighting wire-to-board markets. They also provide robust performance in industrial applications.
The connectors feature dual-beam, 3-mm high, spring force box contacts packaged in a protective insulator to provide maximum mechanical stability and wire retention, in addition to simple strip and insert wire loading and twist and pull wire removal.
Additionally, they feature RoHS-compliant coppery alloy contacts with tin over nickel plating and are rated for 300 V ac, five-cycle durability, and temperatures ranging from –40°C to 125°C. Available in one to six positions, each connector will accept the entire wire gauge range for either solid or stranded wires at varying current ratings supported by each wire size. Once inserted, wires can be easily removed or replaced by twisting, unscrewing, or using a small blade extraction tool.
Designed to be mounted on top of printed-circuit boards (PCBs), the 9296 connectors let users insert solid or stranded, plated or un-plated, 18-26AWG wires directly through the connector’s top aperture.