Thermocouple Terminal Block eliminates cold junction risk.

Press Release Summary:

Measuring 1.86 x 1.60 x 0.22 in., TC500 accepts thermocouple leads stripped of their insulation to .75 in. Two wires overlap when inserted, and leads are clamped together on both sides of thermocouple block for optimal electrical connection. This is accomplished without requiring any other compensation metals or contacts, eliminating the risk of cold junctions. Along with 15 A and 600 V ratings, features include compatibility with 20-14 AWG wire sizes.

Original Press Release:


Mechanicsburg, PA - Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. (ASI) introduces the TC500, thermocouple terminal block. For this terminal block, the thermocouple leads are simply stripped of their insulation to .75” and then inserted into the terminal block where the two wires overlap.  The leads are clamped together on both sides of the thermocouple block, resulting in an excellent electrical connection without the need for any other compensation metals or contacts.  This eliminates the risk of cold junctions.

ASI is the first company to offer complete e-commerce capability for high quality printed circuit board terminal blocks.  Specifications, pricing, stock and ordering information can be found at where customers can also find savings of 20% to 50% by buying direct online.  For information on these and other products please contact ASI at P.O. Box 1340, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, by calling toll free1-877-650-5160, or by visiting their website at


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