| TE Connectivity LED Lighting Connectors|
The hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connector is a new SMT connector
intended for use with in-line board-to-board applications. The hermaphroditic
blade and receptacle connectors are available in 2, 4 and 6 position
The new in-line connector from TE Connectivity is designed to make connecting of
aluminum-clad printed circuit boards for LED lighting applications that include
lighting controls and LED light modules faster and easier. The low-profile
surface-mount connector, available in two, four, and six positions, uses a
hermaphroditic blade and receptacle design to allow LED printed circuit board
strips to be joined with more flexibility than with traditional
post-and-receptacle headers. Connections can be made by sliding the two boards
together horizontally or vertically. The unique capability to slide the two
boards together vertically makes replacement of a board in mid-strip easier by
lifting up the strip to be replaced and lowering in the new one.
The new connector features a flexible mating engagement allowance of 2.5 mm
horizontally and 1.1 mm vertically to accommodate variations in the mounting of
the pc boards. It also permits right-angle mating of the boards.
The hermaphroditic design results in only one part to be inventoried and
simplifies design by allowing the same footprint on both ends of the strip. The
liquid-crystal polymer housings are available either tape or reel mounted, are
compatible with vacuum pick-and-place equipment and reflow soldering, and
feature a low, space-saving profile of only 3.2 mm. They have a 5 A current
rating. Materials are RoHS compliant.