AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and
interconnect solutions, has significantly redesigned its
well-established, surface mount, wire-to-board 9175 and 9176 insulation
displacement connector (IDC) Series to both simplify and reduce the cost
of the wire termination processes used to connect discrete wire
components to a PCB, bring power and signals onto a PCB, and daisy-chain
PCBs together to form a continuous string. The new, next-generation IDC
connector series feature a simplified, one-piece design that enables
users to insert discrete wires into the cap without stripping them first
and to simply press the cap down to provide a secure gas-tight
termination. Originally developed for harsh industrial and automotive
applications, the new 9175 and 9176 IDC Series are ideal for a broad
range of solid-state lighting, smart grid, commercial building,
point-of-sale, and medical applications, as well as a wide variety of
automotive, transportation, and industrial machine control applications.
"First introduced in 2006, the 9175 and 9176 IDC Series have been
implemented in hundreds of applications of varying complexity due to
their small size and reliable performance," said Tom Anderson, product
manager at AVX. "The new one-piee connectors provide users with the
same gas-tight connection and long-term reliability that they have come
to expect, as well as with a simplified and lower-cost termination
process, as fewer components directly translates to fewer expenses."
AVX's new 9175 and 9176 IDC Series feature a plastic cap that retains
the contact in position prior to automatic placement and then acts as
the assembly tool to terminate the wires, negating the need for special
tooling, soldering, or crimping. Providing the same gas-tight connection
to the PCB for long-term reliability as the existing 9175 and 9176
Series, the new IDC series are also identical in contact and footprint,
which enables full backward compatibility and functionality.
Available in two configurations for maximum flexibility, end-stop and
through wire, the new 9175 and 9176 IDC Series utilize nylon UL94VO
insulator material and feature phosphor bronze contacts and tin over
nickel plating. Rated for use in temperatures ranging from -40°C to
+125°C, both series also feature a durability of three cycles.
The 9175 IDC Series features a current rating of 1A per contact, a
voltage rating of 150VAC, and is designed to terminate 26-28AWG wires.
The 9176 Series features a current rating of 10A per contact, a voltage
rating of 300VAC, and is designed to terminate 18-24AWG wires.
Advantages over competitive insulation displacement connectors include:
a higher current rating, a higher voltage rating, a higher allowable
maximum temperature, and end-stop cover option, the option to support
smaller AWGs, a lower profile, and a smaller footprint both on the board
For more information, please visit www.avx.com,
call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C.
AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic
passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and
customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers
a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters,
timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is
publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).
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