Insulation displacement connectors are for tight spaces

Designed for space-constrained applications, such as medical and transportation, the 9176-800 series of low profile insulation displacement connectors (IDCs) are available from AVX.

The IDCs reduce the z-axis height of AVX’s next-lowest-profile insulated IDC, the 9176-400 Series, by 1.0mm and reduce the total overall volume of the Standard 00-9176 Series IDCs by more than 50 per cent. They are, says AVX, the first industrial IDCs available in a 2.55mm profile.

Designed to connect discrete 22–26AWG solid and stranded wires and leaded components to PCBs, or to connect PCBs together in a daisy chain configuration, the 9176-800 series low-profile IDCs are available in a range of sizes extending from one to four positions in each wire gauge. They feature redundant, fatigue-resistant phosphor bronze contacts that provide gas-tight, cold-welded wire connections that are compatible with potting and over-moulding encapsulation processes for environmental protection. Rated for 300V, four to 6.0A, and operating temperatures spanning -40 to +125 degree C, the 9176-800 IDCs deliver high-reliability power and signal connections in space-constrained, harsh-environment industrial, medical, and transportation applications including smart metering, sensors, building controls, portable monitoring and measuring devices, point of sale equipment, handheld inventory management devices, security systems, patient monitoring equipment, and LED lighting.

The 9176-800 series low-profile IDC connectors feature a flat, integral, glass-filled nylon 46 cap, compliant with UL94 V-0 and designed for automated pick-and-place assembly. They also enable simple, single-step termination.

To further ensure error-free termination, the one-position versions are also available in eight colors designed to match individual wires. Current ratings are reliant upon AWG; the 22AWG connectors are rated for 6.0A, the 24AWG connectors are rated for 5.0A, and the 26AWG connectors are rated for 4.0A. Every connector in the series is rated for three-cycle durability.

Parts are packaged in tape and reel in quantities of 1,700, UL approval is expected in April 2018, and 28AWG versions are currently in development.

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