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AVX Intros New Reliable Contact System
Dual box contact system.
Greenville, SC — AVX Corporation has introduced a new surface-mount, single-poke, dual-beam boxed contact system designed to enable simple, reliable, and solderless wire termination in industrial and solid-state lighting applications. The novel, single-position, 9296 Series contact integrates several key features within the stamping to facilitate SMT pickup, wire guidance, high force retention, and easy wire removal, effectively providing all of the benefits of a full-function connector in an insulator-free solution, mitigating both labor and materials costs, as well as contributing to smaller and more cost-effective end-designs.

The dual-beam boxed contact system enables single-contact placement, significantly expanding design functionality in a host of ruggedized wire-to-board applications. Using an enhanced solder pad for maximum mechanical stability on the PCB and a special closed-box design that captures wires from all sides, providing outstanding wire retention, the product's contacts are capable of accepting 12 to 20 AWG solid and stranded wires and are rated for 10-20A depending on AWG. Voltage rating for the series depends on placement distance. Enabling simple, reliable, and solderless wire termination, the new contact also has upper and lower tines that guide stripped wires down its center, deflecting the right and left contact tines until the wire reaches the wire stop. Wires may be removed by simply twisting them out or by using a small blade removal tool to help release some of the contact force.

Tape-and-reel packaged for automated SMT placement, the new tin-over-nickel-plated copper alloy contacts are RoHS compliant, have five-cycle durability, and are rated for use in temperatures ranging from -40 to +125°C.

Contact: AVX Corporation, One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, SC 29644-9039 864-967-2150 Web:

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