Faston Receptacle Terminals meet UL 310 and CSA C22.2 No. 153 standards.

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Designed to mate with .250 x .031 in. tabs with retention holes, 250 Series Faston Receptacle Terminals feature F- crimp design and measures 0.6 in. long. Accommodating 22 - 18 AWG wires with 0.094 - 0.11 in. diameter insulation, units when applied to 18 AWG wire can carry 7 and 14 amps continuously and intermittently. Having 22.2 N and 17.8 N force for first and sixth extraction and 35.6 N maximum force, receptacles are suitable for power tools.

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TE Connectivity Introduces New 250 Series Miniature FASTON Receptacle for Space-Constrained Applications

Straight quick-connect receptacle targets power tools, small appliances and other applications

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today introduced its low insertion force 250 series miniature FASTON receptacle terminal. This straight quick-connect crimp receptacle is about 23 percent shorter than full-size 250 series FASTON receptacles, permitting its use in applications such as power tools and small appliances, where there is very limited space for electrical connections.

“Through advanced modeling and analysis, we have developed this more compact, low insertion force version of a straight 250 series FASTON receptacle to meet customer demand,” said Melissa Stanley, terminals and splices product manager, Americas, at TE’s Appliances business unit. “Its shorter length suits tight spaces where a full size straight receptacle would not fit. Its smaller size also supports competitive pricing for limited-space applications, while its insertion and extraction forces are comparable to full size FASTONs.”

Designed to mate with standard .250 x .031 inch (6.3 x 0.8 mm) tabs with retention holes, the new receptacle (part number 2238045-2) is only 0.6 inch (15.24 mm) long. It fully complies with UL 310 and CSA C22.2 No. 153 standards. The open barrel, F-crimp design incorporates insulation support and accommodates 22 - 18 AWG (0.3 - 0.9 mm2) wires with 0.094 - 0.11 inch (2.4 - 2.8 mm) diameter insulation. It is UL recognized, file number E66717.

When applied to 18 AWG wire, the new receptacle, stamped from 0.0126 inch (0.32 mm) tin-plated brass, can continuously carry 7 amps, and can intermittently carry 14 amps. It has a low insertion force of only 8 pounds (35.6 Newtons) maximum, while the minimum extraction force is 5 pounds (22.2 Newtons) for the first extraction and 4 pounds (17.8 Newtons) for the sixth extraction.

Supplied end-to-end on reels, the new miniature terminal is designed to be machine applied using TE’s OCEAN applicator. The OCEAN applicator is offered with various options and can be used in a several types of presses and leadmakers.

Price: Available upon request

Availability: Production Ready Now

Delivery: 6 weeks ARO


TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS –

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