Original Press Release
Modular Barrier Strips Allow Interlocking Expansion
Press release date: June 12, 2009
Two- and Three-Position Modules Dovetail Up to 16 Positions While Maintaining Pitch
HARRISBURG, Pa. - June 12, 2009 - New modular barrier strips from Tyco Electronics feature dovetail interlocking to allow users to create different size strips while only stocking two part numbers. The barrier strips are available in two and three positions that can be interlocked to build blocks up to 16 positions without losing the 0.235-inch centerline spacing. The dual-barrier design allows access for wire from two sides to provide more flexible wiring options than tri-barrier designs.
"Modularity allows customers to simplify procurement and inventory while maintaining flexibility in having different sizes of barrier blocks for signal and power wiring," says Russ Dzielak, product manager. "Applications such as HVAC controls, security and alarms, and industrial controls will benefit from the modularity. Two modular strips allow users to build any size strip from two to 16 positions."
The UL recognized strips are rated for 15 amps and 300 volts. The thermoplastic housings carry a UL 94V-0 flammability rating. The single-row strips are through-hole soldered and offer standoffs that allow flux and solvents to drain during cleaning.
For more information on Tyco Electronics' modular dual barrier strips, contact Tyco Electronics' Product Information Center at 800-522-6752, or visit www.tycoelectronics.com/help.
About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, undersea telecommunication systems, wireless systems and specialty products, with fiscal 2008 sales of $14.8 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; alternative energy and lighting; and public safety communications. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage.
More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.