Power Electronics

Micro-Sized Connectors Carry VDE Approvals

Tyco Electronics recently announced that its line of Micro MATE-N-LOK connectors have “passed test by VDE under their registration Number 40005280/Continuous Surveillance,” according to the association. The VDE certification mark allows the product to be used throughout Europe and certifies compliance with European standards. Micro MATE-N-LOK connectors are based on 3-mm centerlines and are available in wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, single row, and double row configurations. They are suitable for a variety of industrial and commercial applications, including medical devices, household appliances, commercial appliances, industrial controls, and other applications that require small centerline power and signal I/O connections.

Micro MATE-N-LOK connectors are available in dual row and single row configurations. Additionally, designers can select from either right angle or vertical headers for the wire-to-board versions. Contacts are crimped to wire and accept two wire ranges: 24-20AWG or 30-26AWG. The headers are IR reflow process compatible and are available in through-hole or surface-mount configurations.

The receptacle contacts are phosphor bronze with tin-lead, or gold plating. Plug contacts are brass with tin-lead or gold plating. Housings are UL 94V-0 nylon.

For more information, visit www.tycoelectronics.com.

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