This new generation of EP II 6-Posn Retainer Housing w/Latch and Tabs Economy Power (EP) connectors comprises of newly designed plug housings, a new lance-less crimp contact (terminal) design and dedicated post headers. Compared to the existing EP generation, EP II has considerably increased electric ratings: At up to 600 VAC and up to 10 amps of current, the interconnection system can be used for standard white good and home appliances, but also for other applications with higher voltage requirements.
EP II 6-Posn Retainer Housing w/Latch and Tabs with a .156” centerline (3.96 mm pitch) are available with 2 to 12 positions to terminate discrete wires AWG 22 to 16. They comprise of a housing, snap-in receptacle terminal and newly added 12-position breakaway style contact retainers providing Terminal Position Assurance (TPA). The inserted TPA retainers also prevent the contacts from backing out in applications with random vibration.
EP II connectors utilize new lance-less terminals (contacts). The lance has been replaced by a stamped-out window on the terminal underside. The window slides over a plastic locking tab in the housing cavity and again produces a tangible and audible click when the terminal is fully seated. By inserting the TPA retainer the contacts are secured by a secondary locking device.