Shrouded Post Headers help eliminate mismating.

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Available in 2-12 positions and intended for secondary power circuit applications, Economy Power through-hole shrouded post headers have current-carrying capacity of 7.5 A max per contact. Full 4-sided shrouding aids proper alignment during engagement of the plug connector, and contacts are on 0.156 in. pitch. Housings are 94V-0-rated nylon; contacts are tin-plated brass. Connectors are UL Component Recognized, CSA Certified, and RoHS compliant.




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Tyco Electronics Expands Economy Power Connector Line



o Fully Shrouded Headers Help Eliminate Mismating

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Oct. 28, 2008 - New fully shrouded post headers, available in 2 through 12 positions, have been added to the popular Economy Power (EP) connector family. Intended for secondary power circuit applications, the through-hole headers have a current-carrying capacity of 7.5 A maximum per contact. To lessen the chance of mismating, the full four-sided shrouding aids proper alignment during engagement of the plug connector. The new headers are compatible with existing EP connectors.

Contacts are on a 0.156-inch [3.96-mm] pitch. The header includes a positive-lock feature. During mating, the positive locking lever on the outside of the plug housing engages the mating header housing to provide greater retention. Housings are 94V-0-rated nylon; contacts are tin-plated brass. The connectors are UL Component Recognized, CSA Certified, and RoHS compliant.

EP connectors are a wire-to-board system widely used in household appliances, HVAC, gasoline pumps, coin changers, vending machines, and industrial machinery.

For more information on Tyco Electronics' EP connectors, contact Tyco Electronics' technical support center at 800-522-6752, or send email to newproducts@tycoelectronics.com.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, undersea telecommunication systems and wireless systems, with 2007 sales of US$13.0 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliance and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 7,000 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 http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.

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Product Communications:
Collette Bailey
717-986-3274
cbailey@tycoelectronics.com

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