Single-molded colour-coded test points

February 11, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Components Corporation has expanded its product offering with a series of single-molded test points, eliminating the standard cut edge. The colour-coded plastic stand-offs of the new TP-104, TP-105, TP-106 enhance visibility for easy polarization and identification on a crowded circuit board.

The single-molded TP-104 incorporates all of the design features of all Component's test points –Colour-coded solid non-slip grip of test clips and probes, low profile, single hole wave-solderable, eliminating skin punctures suffered by users of wrap posts as substitute test points. The TP 104 is now available without a “burr”. The single-molded TP-105 series test point offers a loop profile for positive test probe retention. The 105 fits in the popular .035" diameter hole size. The above board profile is substantially below that of headers and other devices used as test points accommodating a refit without any printed circuit board layout re-design costs, significantly reducing test point height and improving function. The TP-105 is available without a “burr”.

The oval loop design of the single molded TP-106 test point contact provides a profile which stands above crowded circuitry, offers a positive anchor for spring loaded clips or probe tips and is large enough to terminate conventional alligator clips. The colour-coded standoff of the TP-106 is designed to withstand the temperatures of production wave soldering processes and resist board cleaning solvents or chemicals. TP-106 test points are now manufactured as a single molded part without a “burr”.

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