Two-position pin jumper extends series for maximum tolerance absorption
AVX Corporation has extended its new series of pin jumpers for board-to-board (BTB) and module-to-module connections in solid-state lighting (SSL) and other low-pin-count industrial applications with a new two-position pin jumper.
When used in conjunction with the 2.5mm 70-9296 Series STRIPT horizontal, poke-home contact without a wire stop – which, says the company, is both the first industrial poke-home connector available without an integral wire stop and, currently, the only industrial poke-home connector with a 2.5mm profile – the new one- and two-position 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumpers can pass straight through the contacts, completely unrestricted, until the final, user-defined mating dimension is achieved.
The 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumper/709296001025016 contact combination absorbs the maximum amount of component and assembly tolerances during the mating process, effectively eliminating the PCB and housing tolerance stack-up issues common to traditional connector systems in linear and coplanar applications.
These pin jumpers are rated for 9A, 300VAC based on contact spacing, three-cycle durability, and operating temperatures spanning -40 degrees C to +105 degrees C, and are available in one- and two-position versions in two different pin lengths.
The 26mm pins are designed to support linear BTB connections, while the currently unique-to-market 38.15mm pins are designed to support linear module-to-module connections in which the contacts are embedded within plastic housings.
All four variants have a standard 1mm diameter pin that is mating-compatible with competitors’ traditional 4mm-pitch poke-home connectors, as well as the company’s own 70-9296 Series 2.5mm STRIPT contacts. They offer a shortened insulator (5.1mm) and an insulator geometry with dual-chamfered ends that provide a watertight connection when seated within a corresponding housing cavity.
“We tooled our one-position 10-9296 Series pin jumper for a customer and then released it to market in April to provide engineers working on SSL and other low-pin-count industrial applications with user-friendly solutions for achieving variable final mating positions for maximum tolerance absorption, especially when combined with our new no-wire-stop 2.5mm 70-9296 Series STRIPT poke-home contacts,” said Tom Anderson, connector product manager at AVX.
The new 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumpers have a glass-filled Nylon PA-66 insulator approved to UL94 V-0 and lead-free, tin-over-nickel-plated brass contacts.