Plastic Connectors offer up to 500 mating cycles.

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Miniature Circular Plastic Connectors (CPC) with 5 through 9 contact positions are offered in wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and wire-to-panel configurations. Connectors use Mini Universal MATE-N-LOK(TM) connector contacts and can have tin or gold plating. They employ 1/4 turn coupling rings, which provide positive locking when mating connector halves. Crimp-style contacts are rated up to 5 A at 600 Vac (max) and accept 18 through 30 AWG wire.

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New Configurations of Miniature Circular Plastic Connectors Now Available From Tyco Electronics

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9 - Tyco Electronics today introduced an extension to the new line of Miniature Circular Plastic Connectors (CPC). Miniature CPC connectors are now available in five through nine contact positions. The connector family is available in wire-to-wire, wire-to-board and wire-to-panel configurations. Previously, only one through four contact positions were available. Miniature CPC connectors use Mini Universal MATE-N-LOK connector contacts and offer up to 500 mating cycles when the gold plating option is used. Miniature CPC connectors are suitable for applications in instrumentation, industrial equipment and transportation equipment as well as other industrial/commercial applications where size, contact density and environmental exposure are primary concerns. The size 11 (11/16-inch diameter) connector offers more than twice the contact density compared to existing sealed CPC designs.

Miniature CPC connectors employ a 1/4 turn coupling ring which provides positive locking when mating connector halves. The coupling ring is pre-positioned and there are alignment markings on the ring and the connector housing to aid in mating. Additionally, a unique contact pattern for each position size helps prevent mismating. The single-piece nylon housing design does not require assembly. Interface and wire entry seals provide environmental sealing up to IP-67 for protection against ingress of fluid or dirt.

The crimp-style contacts are rated for up to five amps at 600 VAC maximum and accept 18 through 30 AWG wire. With tin plating, the brass contacts are suitable for up to 50 mating cycles.

Pricing for the size 11 connector is $4.50 per mated pair.

For more information on Miniature CPC connectors, contact Tyco Electronics' technical support center at 1-800-522-6752 or send e-mail to More information on the web at

Tyco Electronics is one of the major business units of Tyco International (NYSE: TYC, LSE: TYI, BSE: TYC). Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, Tyco Electronics is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer, and a world leader in cutting-edge wireless technologies, fiber optic active components, and complete power systems. The company has facilities located in 51 countries serving customers in the aerospace, automotive, computer, communications, consumer electronics, industrial and power industries. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over thirty well-known and respected product brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP Netconnect, Buchanan, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, HTS, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.

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