AMP Cluster Blocks that offer manufacturers of air conditioning and refrigeration products a low-cost, fully insulated, quick-connect means for electrically connecting sealed hermetic header pins on compressors.
Cluster Blocks feature high impact resistance to shock and abuse, and long-life performance in the presence of oils and refrigerants. Since the connectors accept pins from only one side, the danger of reversing polarity at the time of installation is prevented. The one-piece housings are molded from thermoplastic polyester. The connector accepts .090 [2.29] and .125 [3.18] diameter pin sizes in either standard or reverse pin layouts.
Housings accept both lead wire and AMPLIVAR direct connect pin receptacle terminals made from phosphor bronze material. These are precision formed and available on reels for high-speed application.
High retention pin receptacle terminals are available to provide optimum terminal retention in housings.
Pin receptacle terminals available in tin-plated phosphor bronze
Versions available to accept .090 [2.29] and .125 [3.18] header pins
Accepts wire range 18–16 AWG [0.8–1.4 mm2] and 14–12 AWG [2.0–3.0 mm2]
Thermoplastic polyester housing
Impervious to many oils and refrigerants
Housings available to accept standard and reversed header pin layouts
High-performance electrical and mechanical contact
High-impact resistance housings
Assemblies accept pins from one side only to prevent reversed polarity
High-speed application of pin receptacle terminals with AMP automatic terminating machines and quick-change applicators for high volume production rates at the lowest installed cost
Pin receptacle terminals are easily removed from the housing for maintenance and repair