Simplest wire-to-PCB IDC connector is reliable and easy to install – distributor

August 10, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor TTI has FCI’s Griplet connector for miniature IDC (insulation displacement connector) wire-to-board connections; the low profile, small footprint, and stackable pitch suits harsh environment, industrial, automotive, consumer, LED lighting and other applications

Griplet provides a robust solution for miniature IDC wire-to-board connections and has a low profile and compact design for easy installation where space is tight. It is designed for a stackable pitch up to twelve positions, with common housings available to protect and secure terminated components. Griplet is very flexible, with one part number accommodating multiple wire gauges. Highly reliable and stable operation is assured even in conditions of shock, extreme temperature and vibration, thanks to four points of wire contact and strain relief features. Griplet suits multiple applications, including harsh environments, automotive and industrial, as well as instrumentation, smart meters, thermostats, automation controls, LED lighting, sensors and white goods.

Griplet is 3.7 mm high and has a footprint of 4.0 x 6.1 mm, allowing discrete insulated wire components to be attached directly to the PCB where space is tight. Individual contacts can be located anywhere on the PCB, bringing power and signals onto the board, and it enables PCBs to be daisy-chained. As it accommodates multiple wire sizes between 20-32 AWG, the connector reduces total applied cost when compared to solder or crimp processes. Parts can be supplied in bags, on reel/continuous strip or stitched on pitch within a disposable pick and place carrier, so Griplet connectors suit manual or automated application with customisable pitch.

TTI, Inc; www.ttieurope.com