GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its innovative 9296 Poke Home Connector Series with the introduction of a new vertical through board, SMT, wire-to-board (WTB) connector. The new 9296 WTB single poke home connectors feature a dual beam box contact that provides maximum mechanical stability and wire retention and are designed to be fed through a hole in a PCB. This configuration allows stripped, solid or stranded, plated or un-plated, 18-26AWG wire to be easily inserted into the connector body at a 180-degree orientation to the bottom side of a PCB, which, in most applications, is also the back.

Effectively eliminating the need for costly two-piece wire-to-board solutions, in which a header is soldered onto the PCB and a secondary crimp-to-wire receptacle assembly is plugged in, the 9296 vertical through board connector fulfills a broadly unmet demand for small, robust, and cost-effective off-the-shelf connector solutions specifically designed to satisfy configuration, performance, and cost goals in a variety of industrial and solid-state lighting design applications. Targeted applications for the new series include: fire and security systems, building controls, LED lighting, smart meters, and industrial motor controls and drivers. In addition, the series also provides robust, cost-effective interconnection solutions for an expansive range of leaded devices, such as sensors, solenoids, switches, and battery packs, among others.

"Our new 9296 Series vertical through board connectors, which are based on our industry-proven, dual-tine, 3mm high spring force box contacts, provide industrial and solid state lighting design engineers with an innovative, ruggedized, off-the-shelf connector solution that offers significant cost, performance, and design flexibility advantages over existing, outdated connector solutions," said Tom Anderson, product manager at AVX.

Featuring a minimal above board height of 0.80mm and standard top side SMT leads, the user-friendly 9296 Series is available in one to six positions and accepts the complete wire gauge range for both solid and stranded wires at the varying current ratings supported by each wire size. Once stripped and inserted, wires can easily be removed or replaced by simply twisting, unscrewing, or using a small blade extraction tool.

Rated for 300VAC, five-cycle durability, and -40°C to +125°C, 9296 Series connectors feature RoHS-compliant copper alloy contacts with tin over nickel plating and are tape and reel packaged for automated SMT placement.

To access the datasheet for the 9296 Series poke home vertical through board WTB connectors, please visit http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/9296throughboard.pdf. For additional information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 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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CONTACT: For more information, contact: Tom Anderson Product Manager, AVX 843-241-2179 tom.anderson@avx.com Callie Baldwin Corporate Communications Director, AVX callie.baldwin@avx.comSource:AVX Corporation