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AVX's New Wire-to-Board Connectors Deliver Considerable Cost & Space Savings in Industrial Electronics Designs

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., May 5, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released two new series of wire-to-wire (WTW) connectors that deliver considerable cost and space savings in a broad range of industrial electronics designs: the new 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors and 9286-250 reduced junction box connectors. These latest additions to AVX's industry-proven 9286 family of poke-home discrete WTW connectors feature an active stainless steel spring contact with mechanical properties that allow it to provide maximum wire retention for 18 – 24AWG solid and stranded wire gauges. Capable of accommodating simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull extraction, which is especially beneficial in field installations, these high-spring-force stainless steel contacts also effectively replace the push-button activation mechanism that traditional two-piece plug-and-socket WTW connectors require for wire insertion and removal, enabling significant cost savings in an array of industrial power and signal applications, including: smart grid meters, breakers, and panels; SSL fixtures, signage, and streetlights; commercial building controls, and security and fire sensors; and industrial machine controls, such as: motors, drives, solenoids, sensors, fans, and pumps.

"Wire-to-wire connectors have been a mainstay in the industrial market for years," said Tom Anderson, connector product manager, AVX. "Until now, however, they've typically required crimp and poke wire terminations to connect discrete wires, which is effective with regard to pluggability and latching, but often prohibitive with regard to size and cost — especially in applications that will only need one or two wires replaced during a product's lifetime. So, we designed our new 9286 family poke-home reduced thru-wire and junction box connectors to fulfill this gap in the broad industrial market by delivering enhanced strength, flexibility, and versatility, in addition to considerable cost and space savings."

Both new 9286 poke-home WTW connectors are rated for 300VAC and operating temperatures spanning -40°C to +130°C, stand a mere 4mm high, and measure a slight 16mm in length. Available in one to six positions, the 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors measure between 8mm and 24mm in width, and have three current ratings: 3A (24AWG), 5A (22 and 20AWG), and 8A (18AWG). Available in four to eight positions, the 9286-250 reduced junction box connectors measure between 8mm and 16mm in width, and have four current ratings: 3A (24AWG), 7A (22AWG), 8A (20AWG), and 9A (18AWG). Both series also feature a glass-filled Nylon 46 insulator (UL94V0), copper alloy fixed contact materials with tin-over-nickel plating, and a durability of three cycles. Components are shipped in bags of 1,000 pieces, and lead-time for the series is 8 – 9weeks.

For more information about AVX's new 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors, please visit http://www.avx.com/products/connectors/wire-to-wire/reduced-thru-wire-connector-18-24-awg-9286-200/. For more information about AVX's new 9286-250 Series reduced junction box connectors, please visit http://www.avx.com/products/connectors/wire-to-wire/reduced-junction-box-connector-18-24-awg-9286-250/. For further information about these or other AVX connector products, please contact AVX Connector Product Manager, Tom Anderson, at tom.anderson@avx.com or 864-228-3421. For all other inquiries, 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 20 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 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).

A member of the Kyocera Group since 1990, AVX is also the only company authorized to supply Kyocera Electronic Devices to the Americas and Europe. Established in 1959 and based in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera Electronic Devices is a leading international supplier of connectors, capacitors, ceramic resonators, surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters and duplexers, and crystal oscillators and timing devices.

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CONTACT: Tom Anderson Connector Product Manager, AVX 864-228-3421 tom.anderson@avx.com Christine Stieglitz PR Executive, BtB Marketing 919-872-8172 christine.stieglitz@btbmarketing.comSource:AVX Corporation