AVX Single-Contact IDC Connector with PTH Terminations

By News Release | June 22, 2015

The AVX single-contact IDC connector with PTH terminations satisfies demanding cost and performance objectives in industrial control, SSL, smart grid, medical, and transportation applications.

AVX CorporationAVX single tine PTH-IDC connector added a single-contact, wire-to-board (WTB) insulation displacement connector (IDC) with plated through-hole (PTH) terminations to its proven 9176 Series, which, prior to the addition, was exclusively comprised of surface-mount technology (SMT) connectors.

The new connector delivers the same features and benefits for which the 9176 Series is known – a gas-tight connection, preassembled strain relief caps with through-wire or end-stop configurations, reduced cost compared to hand soldering and two-piece connector options, and the ability to withstand shock, vibration, and temperature cycling. In addition, the single-tine 9176-60X PTH connector provides a high-performance WTB solution capable of satisfying the demanding cost versus performance objectives for divisions of the industrial control, SSL, smart grid, medical, and transportation markets that utilize leaded components.

Rated for 600VAC and capable of accepting 24 – 18AWG solid or stranded wires with 5 – 9A current ratings, the new single-tine 9176 Series PTH connector also meets or exceeds the performance specifications of the only competing connector on the market in a form factor that is 13% lower in profile, 30% shorter, and 68% more narrow.

“The volumetric savings that our new 9176 PTH IDC connector provides in comparison with the only other discrete wire PTH IDC connector on the market is hugely significant for development engineers with limited length, width, and height requirements, which are increasingly common in newer technologies due to the popularity of smaller and sleeker end products,” said Tom Anderson, product manager at AVX. “A few insulator-less PTH IDC contacts from another manufacturer are also available on the market, but they’re made from 260 brass instead of phosphor bronze with tin-over-nickel plating, so they don’t compare with regard to performance.”

Compatible with potting and overmolding for sealed or waterproof environments; featuring a robust, reliable design with proven gas-tight connections; and rated for operating temperatures spanning -40°C to +125°C, 9176-60X PTH connectors are ideal for a wide variety of rugged applications. RoHS-compliant and certified to both UL and CAN/CSA C22.2, the new 9176 Series PTH connectors are available for immediate product integration, and are packaged on tape and reel for automated placement.

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