Thermocouple connector prevents unintentional disconnect

K-type thermocouple connectors from TE Connectivity incorporate a spring terminal concept that is claimed to ensure superior connectivity compared with the traditional screw type termination. The push-on lock allows easy mating and secure locking, with the unique shape of the metal-locking mechanism preventing unintentional un-mating. The touch-proof design supports an ingress protection rating of IP20. The connector supports free-hanging and panel-mounted solutions.

The connector combines a space-saving compact design. The high mating retention force prevents unintentional un-mating, but there is also an audible click when the connector is mated. Once mated, the spring clamp contact provides a stable contact force. According to the company, the connector enhances productivity, by reducing the time needed to make the wire termination, compared to current screw termination solutions.

The thermocouple connector has an operating temperature range of -20 to +220 degree C. Typical applications include semiconductor machinery, injection molding machines, and machine tool equipment.


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