RAST Headers suit printed circuit board applications.

Press Release Summary:

Based upon .250 x .032 FASTON tabs and built on 5 mm centerlines per European RAST 5 standard, FASTON RAST 5 Headers are fully shrouded and available with 2-8 contact positions. Tabs are tin-plated or sliver-plated brass and shroud housing is UL 94 V-0. Available in vertical and right angle configurations, headers are press-fit into PCB before soldering. Units mate with any RAST 5-compliant female receptacle or individual quick connects of appropriate position and size.

Original Press Release:

RAST Headers for Printed Circuit Board Applications

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Nov. 30, 2006 - Tyco Electronics Corporation has introduced a new line of RAST 5 tab header assemblies for printed circuit board applications. The new line is based upon Tyco Electronics' .250 x .032 FASTON tabs and is built on 5mm centerlines per the European RAST 5 standard. FASTON RAST 5 headers are fully shrouded and available in assemblies with two through eight contact positions. Additionally, FASTON RAST 5 headers are RoHS and ELV compliant. FASTON RAST 5 header assemblies are commonly used in household appliances to simplify and speed up installation of wire harnesses. Other harnessing and wiring applications in gaming, vending and exercise equipment can benefit from the installation and production features inherent to a RAST style connector and harness system. Designers of HVAC, light industrial and other commercial electronic systems may wish to consider RAST connector methods in their next-generation designs.

FASTON RAST 5 headers are available in vertical and right angle configurations. The tabs are tin plated brass or silver plated brass. Additional contact finishes are available upon request. The shrouded header housing is UL 94 V-0 nylon. FASTON RAST 5 headers are press fit into the printed circuit board before soldering, this helps perpendicular orientation.

FASTON RAST 5 tab headers are designed to mate with any RAST 5 compliant female receptacle system or individual quick connects of the appropriate position size. There are two different tab versions, one that meets the European DIN standard (DIN 46244) and one specifically designed for a Positive Lock RAST 5 mating connector. FASTON RAST 5 tab headers will mate with AMP Positive Lock RAST 5 connectors, AMP Standard Timer RAST 5 connectors, AMP multifitting connectors, AMP multifitting MKII connectors, AMP MONO-SHAPE tab MKI connectors and AMP MONO-SHAPE MKII connectors.

For more information on FASTON RAST 5 tab header assemblies from Tyco Electronics Corporation, contact Tyco Electronics' technical support center at 1-800-522-6752 or send an e-mail to newproducts@tycoelectronics.com

About Tyco Electronics Corporation
Tyco Electronics Corporation, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a leader in cutting-edge wireless components, complete power systems, and premise wiring components and systems; and a provider of critical communications systems to the Land Mobile Radio industry. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack and Simel. For more information, visit www.tycoelectronics.com

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Paul Lavenberg
Global Communication
Tyco Electronics
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