The 917X series of surface mount Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDC) were developed to meet the harsh automotive and industrial market applications for connecting individual wires directly to a PCB ranging from 14 AWG to 28 AWG. This industry proven contact system has been tested to automotive levels of shock, vibration, and temperature cycling to prove their reliability and robustness. This new single contact was developed as a standalone component to enhance the application uses with the IDC technology. The simplicity of inserting a wire into an SMT contact with a small tool or optional retention / termination cap allows a wide range of devices to be connected to the PCB without soldering. In SSL applications specifically, these contacts are used to bring power and signal onto the PCB or are used to daisy chain multiple boards together in a long string. While the IDC contact provides a gas-tight connection to conductor of the wire, the optional cap provides a positive strain relief even in the harshest conditions. In case of repair, the wires can be removed and replace up to three times.The single 9176-400 series contact and cap accepts 22 AWG to 24 AWG wires with an insulation diameter ranging from 1.0mm to 1.5mm. These dual beam contacts support a 6 amp current rating with a large SMT solder base to provide maximum stability on the PCB. The optional locking strain relief cap acts as the termination tool for severe vibration applications.
IDC contact is supplied in T&R pockets for standard SMT placement
IDC contact provides a gas-tight connection to the PCB for long term reliability
Optional termination cap provides additional strain relief for severe environments
Tested to automotive levels on shock, vibration and temperature cycling for reliability
Reduced total applied cost versus solder or crimp processes
Individual contacts can be located anywhere on the PCB based on specific application