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Publication Date: 05/1/2011
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Phoenix Contact: Quick Install with Mini Plugs
Mini quick connectors.
Middletown, PA — Phoenix Contact's two new mini plug connectors reduce connection time and allow for true surface-mount processing. The PTPM and PTSM, designed for use in LED connections, measure just 5mm high and are rated up to 5A.

The new PTPM uses insulation-piercing connection (IPC) technology, eliminating wire preparation. This allows on-site connection without tools for both signal and data on a 2.5mm centerline. To connect, the user simply inserts the conductor into the housing and presses the housing down with the thumb. There is no need to strip conductors.

The PTSM is now available in a pluggable version that uses push-in spring technology. This allows quick connection of both rigid and flexible conductors up to 20AWG. Rigid conductors are just stripped and inserted directly into the plug connector. A screwdriver is used to release the connection or insert stranded wire.

Because of their small design, the PTSM and PTPM are suitable for use on flat modules and boards. The base housings require minimal PCB space and are shipped in tape feeder packs.

The connectors have been designed to accommodate LED connections, but will work in any application with limited space, such as ballasts, small fans and compact power supplies.

Contact: Phoenix Contact, Inc., P.O. Box 4100, Harrisburg, PA 17111-0100 800-322-3225 or 717-944-1300 fax: 717-944-1625 E-mail: Web:

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