Cables/Connecting

AMPMODU wire-to-board crimp receptacles for PCBs

11th August 2020
Alex Lynn

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced that it is freeing up valuable space on printed circuit boards (PCBs) for design engineers with its new compact AMPMODU wire-to-board receptacles with crimp contacts and shrouded headers. With centerline distances of two millimetres, they occupy 38% less space on a PCB than connectors with a 2.5mm centerline.

TE’s wire-to-board receptacles offer a variety of housing styles and crimp contacts for wire sizes between 30 and 24 AWG [0.05 – 0.22mm2]. Receptacle assemblies provide a large and reliable contact surface between the header pin and receptacle contact by using phosphor bronze contacts with dual cantilever beams with gold or tin plating. Housings are available in a single and double row, from two to 25 positions per row, and wire termination is easily accomplished with TE recommended hand tooling or applicators.

Receptacle assemblies are intended for use with TE’s existing two millimetre breakaway headers and our new shrouded headers. Shrouded headers come in a double row configuration, are available in vertical and right-angle orientations and include both through-hole and surface mount termination variants.

The AMPMODU two millimetre product family includes a detent latching housing version for use in high-vibration industrial environments. All connector housings are moulded in a high-temperature resistant resin making them suitable for reflow soldering process. The connectors offer a maximum current rating of two amps and a maximum operating voltage of 125V.

“Our new AMPMODU two millimetre connectors reliably and economically meet the interconnection requirements of today's miniature sophisticated electronics,” said Sameer Trikha, global product manager. “With miniaturization of PCBs continuing to be a trend in our industry, these products help increase design flexibility and are able to meet a wide variety of customer requirements.”

Common applications include PLC /IO devices, industrial robotics, servo drives, industrial automation and control equipment, material handling equipment, instrumentation & test equipment, and building and home automation devices.

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