The 9159 Series of SMT connectors, with the addition of IDC wire-to-board plug and socket connectors, facilitate easy, reliable, and cost-effective termination of 22-24 AWG discrete or cabled power and signal wires into standard two-piece connectors systems. The connectors feature wire assembly support blocks, gold-plated BeCu contact systems for high reliability in harsh environments, and integrally molded latches. For packaging issues in the broad industrial and solid-state lighting markets, the miniature IDC plug and socket connectors carry up to 5 A per contact, functional at up to 125° C for extended periods, and enable co-planar PCB mating. Rated for 5 A per contact, 125 Vac, 10 cycles, and use in temperatures ranging from -40° C to +125° C, the new connectors also provide both through (daisy-chain) and wire-stop termination options.
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