TE Connectivity releases hermaphroditic connector for LED lighting

May 4, 2016
TE Connectivity's hermaphroditic connector now features gold-plated contacts for high performance in harsh environments

DARMSTADT, Germany – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces a new selective gold-plating option for our standard hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connectors. These new hermaphroditic connectors are ideal for harsh environments where moisture and high vibration may be present.
The surface-mounted (SMT), board-to-board version of the hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connector reduces inventory requirements with a single connector that mates to itself. In addition, the wire-to-board connector mates to the new part number series in a typical LED lighting application, providing power into the first board in a string of rigid printed circuit board LED light strips. The connectors help speed assembly time with a low profile, reflow compatible design available in tape and reel packaging.

For more information on TE’s connector products, contact the Product Information Center at +1 800 522 6752 or visit www.te.com.

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