TE Connectivity (TE) introduces its FASTON terminal solution made with an F-spring contact that offers improved retention, insertion, and contact-stability benefits compared with other solutions on the market. The terminal's ergonomic features can help manufacturers provide safe and efficient assembly, which in turn results in end-product reliability and customer satisfaction. The F-spring contact FASTON terminal is suitable for large and small appliances, power tools, electric motors, air conditioning, lighting, automotive, high-temperature designs and many other applications that require long-life interconnections.
TE's F-spring product offers a low insertion force (LIF) of less than 35N maximum, due to its leaf-spring rolls, flared lead-in, and milled surface. Located on the top and bottom surface, the leaf-spring rolls help provide high normal force in the contact areas and LIF during tab insertion. They also exhibit optimum wiping action during contact engagement. The F-spring contact FASTON terminal also has a locking dimple on a cantilevered surface that works as a safety device to maintain contact position and helps to prevent unintentional disconnection. Moreover, the new terminal offers design engineers the sought-after benefits of small size, a high operating temperature and a high current rating (20A max). Its steel-plated steel contacts are for 6.35 x 0.8mm tabs according to UL 310 and IEC 61210 Norms.
TE's F-spring contact FASTON products are offered in straight and flag versions and are RoHS compliant.