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AVX Introduces Two Next-Generation, Wire-to-Board Capped Insulation Displacement Connector Series

  AVX Introduces Two Next-Generation, Wire-to-Board Capped Insulation
  Displacement Connector Series

 Newly Redesigned Versions of AVX’s Well-Established IDC Series Simplify and
     Reduce the Cost of the Wire Termination Process for a Broad Range of
                                 Applications

Business Wire

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- November 15, 2012

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect
solutions, has significantly redesigned its well-established, surface mount,
wire-to-board 9175 and 9176 insulation displacement connector (IDC) Series to
both simplify and reduce the cost of the wire termination processes used to
connect discrete wire components to a PCB, bring power and signals onto a PCB,
and daisy-chain PCBs together to form a continuous string. The new,
next-generation IDC connector series feature a simplified, one-piece design
that enables users to insert discrete wires into the cap without stripping
them first and to simply press the cap down to provide a secure gas-tight
termination. Originally developed for harsh industrial and automotive
applications, the new 9175 and 9176 IDC Series are ideal for a broad range of
solid-state lighting, smart grid, commercial building, point-of-sale, and
medical applications, as well as a wide variety of automotive, transportation,
and industrial machine control applications.

“First introduced in 2006, the 9175 and 9176 IDC Series have been implemented
in hundreds of applications of varying complexity due to their small size and
reliable performance,” said Tom Anderson, product manager at AVX. “The new
one-piece connectors provide users with the same gas-tight connection and
long-term reliability that they have come to expect, as well as with a
simplified and lower-cost termination process, as fewer components directly
translates to fewer expenses.”

AVX’s new 9175 and 9176 IDC Series feature a plastic cap that retains the
contact in position prior to automatic placement and then acts as the assembly
tool to terminate the wires, negating the need for special tooling, soldering,
or crimping. Providing the same gas-tight connection to the PCB for long-term
reliability as the existing 9175 and 9176 Series, the new IDC series are also
identical in contact and footprint, which enables full backward compatibility
and functionality.

Available in two configurations for maximum flexibility, end-stop and through
wire, the new 9175 and 9176 IDC Series utilize nylon UL94VO insulator material
and feature phosphor bronze contacts and tin over nickel plating. Rated for
use in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +125°C, both series also feature a
durability of three cycles.

The 9175 IDC Series features a current rating of 1A per contact, a voltage
rating of 150VAC, and is designed to terminate 26-28AWG wires. The 9176 Series
features a current rating of 10A per contact, a voltage rating of 300VAC, and
is designed to terminate 18-24AWG wires.

Advantages over competitive insulation displacement connectors include: a
higher current rating, a higher voltage rating, a higher allowable maximum
temperature, and end-stop cover option, the option to support smaller AWGs, a
lower profile, and a smaller footprint both on the board and volumetrically.

For more 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 24 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).

Contact:

AVX Corporation
Tom Anderson, 843-241-2179
Product Manager
tom.anderson@avx.com
or
BtB Marketing
Christine Stieglitz, 919-872-8172
christine.stieglitz@btbmarketing.com
 
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