Packaging and Cooling

Strip-and-Poke-Insertable WTW Connectors for 12–18AWG Wire

AVX Corporation has expanded upon its wire-to-wire (WTW) connector portfolio with the release of the new 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12-18AWG wire. The company designed the new WTW connectors to simplify the connection process in a broad range of industrial market applications that require high-current or large-gauge wires.

Applications for the series include industrial machine controls, such as motors, drives, solenoids, pumps, coils, and transformers; commercial building controls, security, and fire alarm systems, and premise wiring; smart grid meters, breakers, and panels; and SSL fixtures and wiring.

The 9286-300 Series WTW connectors enable simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull wire extraction. They feature a one-piece phosphor bronze contact with high-force contact beams that provide reliably retain the wire and provide mechanical stability. An integral wire-stop prevents over-insertion.

Featured flame retardant UL94 V-0 glass-filled thermoplastic housings protect connections from potting. Coating materials and are color-coded to match wires, further simplifying assembly. Both solid and stranded wires are accepted by the series, which the company says is smaller and sleeker than competing connectors.

“Our poke-home wire-to-wire connectors have provided industrial customers with proven-reliable, easy-assembly interconnect solutions for the past several years, but — until now — were focused on light industrial wire gauges spanning 18-24AWG,” said Tom Anderson, connector product manager, AVX.

“The new 9286-300 Series connectors extend this portfolio’s simple strip-and-poke-home assembly process and high-strength wire retention to heavier 12-18AWG industrial applications in a small, sleek package that offers several critical benefits over competing solutions, including space savings of up to 80%, the absence of clunky levers, and reusability,” Anderson said.

AVX’s 9286-300 Series poke-home WTW connectors feature high-strength phosphor bronze contacts with lead-free tin-over-nickel plating. They accept 12-18AWG solid and stranded wire, although more than 19 strands per wire are not recommended.

The connectors are available in eight wire-matched insulator colors (white, black, brown, blue, yellow, red, green, and orange). Rated for 600Vac, at 10A to 15A depending on AWG, they offer five-cycle durability, and have operating temperatures extending from -40°C to +125°C.

The WTW connectors come packaged in bulk in quantities of 500 pieces per bag.

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