AVX Announces Latest Iteration of Its Wire-To-Board IDC Connectors for Harsh Commercial, Industrial, and Energy Applications

AVX Announces Latest Iteration of Its Wire-To-Board IDC Connectors for Harsh
Commercial, Industrial, and Energy Applications

Enabling a gas-tight, plated through-hole WTB termination, the new 9177-600
Series single and fully-integrated capped contact solutions provide a
high-performance alternative to hand-soldering large gauge wires to a PCB

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading
manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced
the latest iteration of its wire-to-board (WTB) insulation displacement
contact (IDC) technology. Designed to provide a gas-tight, plated through-hole
WTB termination, the new 9177-600 Series is compatible with the rugged power
boards used to handle larger wire gauges and more amps per contact, and is
available as both a low-cost single contact and a fully integrated capped
contact solution. Featuring opposing dual phosphor-bronze tines, the series
also exhibits excellent spring characteristics, ensuring stable,
high-reliability termination capable of withstanding extreme temperatures,
shock, and vibration in a range of harsh environment applications, including:
solar and alternative energy products, commercial electrical equipment, and
industrial pumps, motors, and driver boards. 

"AVX developed the initial SMT discrete wire IDC connector five years ago for
26-28AWG wires and has continued to build upon its rugged, highly reliable,
and gas-tight wire-to-board contact technology ever since," said Tom Anderson,
product manager at AVX. "Expanded primarily in response to requests from
customers in demanding industrial, transportation, and commercial industries
for IDC contact systems designed to address specific application and/or cost
parameters, the series now supports several wire gauges and includes multiple
configurations, including standard connectors, capped connectors, and single
contacts." 

Capable of accepting 12-18AWG stranded or solid wires, the simple, robust,
plated through-hole (PTH) design of AVX's versatile 9177-600 IDC contacts
provide a high-performance alternative to hand-soldering large gauge wires to
a PCB in harsh environment applications. Rated for up to 15A per contact and
600VAC, the new 9177 IDC connector solutions also allow wires to be replaced
up to three times, providing enhanced durability for high current
applications. Designed for use in temperatures spanning -40°C to +125°C, the
RoHS-compliant series also features high-temperature nylon insulator
materials, phosphor-bronze contacts, and tin over nickel plating.

The preassembled, one-way, 00-9177 IDC connector is available with black or
white insulators and through-wire or wire-stop caps. Packaged on tape and
reel in quantities of 800, 00-9177 connectors with through-wire caps can be
assembled at any position along the wire; alternatively, wire-stop caps are
designed for use at the wire's end. The series' individual contacts
(70-9177) feature all the same mechanical and electrical performance values as
the preassembled 00-9177 connectors and are available with optional caps
(60-9177), which also come in both black and white and through-wire and
wire-stop assembly options. Single contacts and caps are packaged in bags of
800 pieces. 

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

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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
         864-228-3421
         tom.anderson@avx.com
        
         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director
         864-967-9375
         callie.baldwin@avx.com
 
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