Pluggable Terminal Blocks have current capacity to 18 A.

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Suited for alarm, security, lighting, and HVAC industries, CUF and CUM pluggable PCB terminal blocks feature divisible molding design that allows 36-position header or plug to be cut to any number of circuits. Connector plug and header have molded-in polarization feature that allows for mating and un-mating in proper position. Products are molded out of UL 94V0 material, and wiring connection to plug uses rising-cage clamp design with 12-24 AWG rating.

Original Press Release:

ASI, Inc. New High Current Low-Cost Pluggable Terminal Blocks

Automation Systems Interconnect, Inc (ASI) has recently introduced a complete line of high current, low-cost pluggable printed circuit board terminal blocks. These special pluggable CUF and CUM terminal blocks are a great choice for the alarm, security, lighting and HVAC industries because they have been tooled in high volume, thereby making them extremely cost-effective. While they are low cost, the exceptional design still provides for a wide wire range and current capacity as high as 18 amps.

The unique, divisible molding design allows ASI or the customer to cut the standard 36-position header or plug to any number of circuits. If you se multiple sizes this could significantly reduce your inventory and increase your purchasing volume thereby lowering your overall costs.

The connector plug and the header feature a molded-in polarization feature, which allows for the mating and un-mating in the proper position which eliminates the possibility of turning the plug in the opposite direction. The innovative header and plug design allows for the plug to be plugged to the same PCB header in either the vertical or horizontal position depending on the application. In addition, keying accessories are available that allow for the plug and header to be keyed so that your customer cannot mate the plug to the incorrect same size header.

The plug and the header have been UL approved. They have also been approved by all European standards, making them acceptable throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. In order to attain the highest flammability rating by UL, these terminal blocks have been molded out of a UL 94V0 material. The wiring connection to the plug uses the rising-cage clamp design and has a rating of 12 AWG to 24 AWG with a much larger wiring opening than other economy models.

ASI is the first company to offer complete e-commerce capability for high quality printed circuit board terminal blocks. The data sheets, technical specifications and all pricing and availability can be found on the ASI website. A new easy-to-use selector guide is now available and all of the components can be ordered Direct Online with a saving of 20 - 50% by going to

For additional information please contact ASI at P.O. Box 1230, Carlisle, PA 17013, by calling 1-877-650-5160, or by visiting their website at

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