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Tyco interconnect addresses secondary power circuit apps

Posted: 09 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:tyco electronics? amp economy power? ep? wire-to-board interconnect system?

Tyco Electronics has beefed up its product offering for secondary power circuit applications with the introduction of its AMP Economy Power (EP) wire-to-board interconnect system. The new system consists of a wire-to-board plug housing receptacle and a mating post header. Applications include commercial electronic equipment, household appliances and other general-purpose industrial and commercial applications.

The AMP EP connectors are available in three contact spacings of 0.156-, 0.2- and 0.312 inch, and the headers are available in vertical and right-angle configurations. In addition, the new connectors come equipped with a positive locking mechanism that provides effective locking of the connector halves. The positioning of the locking latch also avoids interference with potting or other surface treatments found on the circuit boards in home appliances.

The slim design of the post headers allows end-to-end stacking to help improve flexibility and density on the printed-circuit board. The product is available in two to twelve positions in the 0.156-inch and .2-inch versions and two to five positions in the 0.312-inch version. This product is ELV and RoHS compliant and lead-free process capable.

These new connectors are rated at 250Vac and 7.5A maximum. Wire with a maximum insulation diameter of 0.118-inch and a range 18AWG to 22AWG can be connected to the receptacle contacts. Durability is rated at up to 50 mating cycles.

The product is intermateable with other competitive designs. A high profile, single position plug housing and header are also available. With this version, current capacity is increased to 8A.

Pricing for a 6-position header and receptacle with contacts is approximately 36 cents per mated pair in quantities of 50,000. Most catalog parts are stock items. Delivery for specials is eight to ten weeks.

- Gina Roos

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