FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has expanded upon its proven-reliable wire-to-wire (WTW) connector portfolio with the release of the new 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12–18AWG wire. Designed to simplify the connection process in a broad range of industrial market applications that require high-current or large-gauge wires, the new 9286-300 Series WTW connectors enable simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull wire extraction, and employ a one-piece phosphor bronze contact with high-force contact beams that provide both mechanical stability and reliable wire retention and an integral wire-stop that prevents over insertion. The series also accepts both solid and stranded wires, is smaller and sleeker than competing connectors, and has flame retardant UL94 V-0 glass-filled thermoplastic housings that protect connections from potting and coating materials and are color-coded to match wires to further ease and hasten assembly. Ideal applications for the series include industrial machine controls, such as motors, drives, solenoids, pumps, coils, and transformers; commercial building controls, security and fire alarm systems, and premise wiring; smart grid meters, breakers, and panels; and SSL fixtures and wiring.
AVX’s 9286-300 Series poke-home WTW connectors feature high-strength phosphor bronze contacts with lead-free tin-over-nickel plating and accept 12–18AWG solid and stranded wire, although more than 19 strands per wire is not recommended. They are available in eight wire-matched insulator colors (white, black, brown, blue, yellow, red, green, and orange), are rated for 600VAC, 10–15A depending on AWG, five-cycle durability, and operating temperatures extending from -40°C to +125°C, and are packaged in bulk in quantities of 500 pieces per bag.
For more information about AVX’s new 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12–18AWG industrial applications, please visit http://www.avx.com/products/connectors/wire-to-wire/thru-wire-connector-9286-300/.