IDC Terminal Eliminates Pre-Stripping

April 1, 1999

Achieving connection and insulation shear in one motion, the Torsion-Lok insulation displacement connector (IDC) terminal eliminates the time and cost required for pre-stripping. These connectors allow a high degree of movement by the connection contacts compared to conventional rigid contact beam IDCs. Connection is achieved by simply pushing the wire into the high-deflection, zero-clearance connection slot for a reliable gas-tight connection that withstands repeated mating cycles and harsh conditions. The Torsion-Lok design provides a predictable pre-loaded connection force. A built-in wire strain relief prevents wire motion from being transmitted to the contact interface. Wire sizes are 30 through 14 AWG solid or stranded.

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