Hot-Pluggable Connectors are designed for lighting ballasts.

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Available in 2 or 3 positions, LIGHT-N-LOK connectors provide hot-pluggable disconnect for fluorescent ballast lighting applications to allow safe field servicing without exposing personnel to electrical shock hazards. Integral strain relief optimizes wire retention by preventing inadvertent wire twisting and pullout. Wire retention exceeds 25 lb., and dual squeeze-to-release latches provide additional security by preventing unintentional disconnects.



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Tyco Electronics Introduces Hot-Pluggable Connectors for Lighting Ballasts



HARRISBURG, Pa.-November 2007-A new connector for fluorescent ballast lighting applications provides a hot-pluggable disconnect to allow safe field servicing without exposing personnel to electrical shock hazards. Available in 2 or 3 positions, LIGHT-N-LOK connectors feature an integral strain relief to maximize wire retention by preventing inadvertent wire twisting and pullout. Wire retention exceeds 25 pounds (11.3 kg). Dual squeeze-to-release latches provide additional security by preventing unintentional disconnects.

The connectors use a tool-less poke-in termination of 18 AWG (0.82 mm2) wire for fast, easy installation in the factory or field. With a rounded, snag-resistant design, the UL 94V-0-rated housings fit into standard 5/8-inch diameter (2-position) and 7/8-inch-diameter (3-position) knockout openings for easy use in both new and retrofit applications. The products can be supplied as assembled connector sets, with or without flying leads.

LIGHT-N-LOK connectors are designed for commercial lighting per UL 2459 and meet the latest requirements of both the U.S. National and Canadian Electrical Codes. The housings are marked in English and French to support the Luminaire Labeling Requirements of the Canadian Standards Association. The ROHS-compliant connectors are rated for 5 A at 600 VAC.

For more information on LIGHT-N-LOCK from Tyco Electronics Corporation, contact Tyco Electronics' technical support center at 1-800-522-6752 or send an e-mail to newproducts@tycoelectronics.com (mailto:newproducts@tycoelectronics.com)

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, wireless systems and undersea telecommunications systems and services, with 2006 sales of US$12.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With approximately 8,000 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 www.tycoelectronics.com (http://www.tycoelectronics.com/) .

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