MTA-156 connectors accept discrete and ribbon cable wire sizes ranging from 18 – 26 AWG [0.9– 0.12 mm2] with maximum insulation outside diameter.095 [2.41] for single wire and .070 [1.78] for mass termination of wires. Tin plated solid, fused stranded or stranded (7, 16, and 19 strands) wire with PVC insulation can be used on 18 AWG [0.8 – 0.9 mm2] MTA-156 connectors; 7, 10, and 19 stranded wire on 20 AWG [0.5 – 0.6 mm2] MTA-156 connectors; and 7 and 19 stranded wire on 22 – 26 AWG [0.4 – 0.12 mm2] MTA-156 connectors.
Only one wire to be terminated into an IDC contact slot.
Mass termination of wire provides the lowest applied cost because it drastically reduces the labor content of virtually any cable or harness assembly required.
The wire-to-post connector housing material is flame retardant thermoplastic, either UL94V-2 or UL94V-0 rated.
A full line of .156 [3.96] centerline headers completes the system. Headers are available with straight or right-angle posts, in flat friction lock and shrouded styles. Headers are available in 2 through 24 positions.
Straight Square Posts with Pegs
Connectors and headers for 2 through 24 positions; wire sizes of 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 AWG [0 .9– 0.12 mm2]
Connectors and headers, except shrouded headers, are end-to-end stackable
Quad Connectors for higher current rating
Posted connectors for 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 24 positions
Card edge connectors for 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 20 through 24 positions
Connectors preloaded with IDC contacts
All contacts are slotted for insulation displacement (IDC) termination technique
Connector styles include both closed end and feedthru, with and without locking ramps and polarizing tabs
Molded ribs on housing do not allow reverse mating
Contacts are lubricated for fretting corrosion protection
Benefits derived from the MTA-156 system include increases quality and ease of handling such as
No wire stripping
No contact damage
Reduced wiring errors
Simple maintenance and repair
Recognized under the Component Program of Underwriters Laboratories Inc