Tough Rising Clamp Terminal Blocks
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OKW Enclosures, Inc
Abele Business Park, 3000 Old Pond Rd.
Bridgeville, PA, 15017
Press release date: September 1, 2008
Camden Electronics has launched a new range of 5 and 5.08mm pitch terminal blocks that feature numerous design enhancements to deliver better quality and improved strength among other attributes. The new CTB0101 and CTB0109 series terminal blocks are now available in standard colour grey (RAL 7035) to complement Camden's range of DIN rail mounting enclosures.
CTB0101 and CTB0109 terminal blocks feature a new stamped and formed rising clamp mechanism fabricated from 0.7mm gauge brass that offers improved strength in comparison with previous generation products and imported terminal blocks. Such products are often based on inferior materials and users frequently find that over-turning the screw mechanism can make the clamp buckle. Camden has also heat treated the metalwork to further harden and strengthen the material.
The new CTB0101 and CTB0109 terminal blocks also feature a new clamp design with a lip that prevents users from accidentally inserting a second wire into the terminal once a cable has been clamped. This avoids any possibility of incorrect wiring.
Moulded from UL94-V0 flame retardant grey polyamide, the new terminal blocks are available in 2 and 3-way interlocking modules and solid 4 to 24-way end-stackable parts. A test probe facility is also provided at the back of the connector to allow testing of connections once wiring is completed. Additional features include guided pin alignment and captive screws.
Specifications include 2.5mm≤ cable entry, 20A/250V rating, dielectric strength >=2.5kV/60s, insulation resistance >=5M ohms, and working temperature from -20 to +125 deg C. The new connectors feature cUR, UL, VDE and CE approvals.
Full details of the CISB series can be found on the OKW Electronics website: www.okwelectronics.com/camden