AVX designs insulation displacement connectors with broad range of contact options

The IDC technology’s reliable and solder-free simple wire-to-PCB connection scheme has been designed to provide for both consistency and repeatability within the wire termination process. The IDC features a high reliability phosphor bronze contact system, and delivers the broadest range of connection options available on the market.

“This insulation displacement connector builds upon a proven design that has more than three decades of operation in the field,” said Tom Anderson, product manager at AVX. “The simple wire termination process also allows users to repair and replace solid and stranded wires.”

The IDC’s optional caps offer simplified assembly and added strain relief for high vibration applications.  The enhanced reliability and wire acceptance features enable the IDC to meet design requirements in a broader range of applications, particularly where finer wire gauges and leaded components are being used, such as sensors, battery packs, speakers, LEDs and switches.

A unique feature of the displacement connectors is the acceptance of solid wires. Insulation displacement connectors from AVX can handle up to 6A, and maintain two redundant gas tight wire termination contacts, which allow for simple wire termination.  The IDC has an operating temperature of -40C to +125C temperature range.

The IDC technology is also well-suited for sensors (industrial, automotive, gas, pressure, thermostats, probes, motion, retail and security); portable electronics (data collection, data loggers, warehouse terminals and scanners); smart meters; building electronics (fire/smoke detectors, security cameras, dimming controls, and shades); lighting (cabinets, flashlights and domes); medical (portable, patient monitoring and analysis); electronic devices (power converters, circuit breakers, filters, flashers and chargers).

AVX Corporation

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