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Tyco Electronics Expands Line
of Poke-In Lighting Connectors

New Thru-Hole Versions Offer Alternative to Surface Mounting

Tyco Electronics Corporation Press Release - 9/11/2008
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SMT Poke-In Connector

SMT Poke-In Connector for the LED Lighting

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Tyco Electronics Corporation has introduced a thru-hole version of its popular SMT Poke-In connector for the LED lighting market. The new thru-hole version joins the existing surface-mount connector to provide a low-profile solution suited for use in PCB-based LED strings, lighting controls, and other nonlighting applications that can benefit from an easy poke-in wire termination to the PCB.

The connectors are now available in one or two positions, with single-position connectors offered in white or black for easy polarity identification. Gel-filled versions are available for indoor or outdoor application where moisture is an issue. The standard- and low-insertion-force versions of the connectors are side-to-side stackable on 4-mm centers.

The Tyco Electronics poke-in connector offers quick and reliable wire termination as a low-labor alternative to hand soldering wires particularly when used with single-sided aluminum clad circuit boards. The Poke-in LED connectors are available in tape and reel packages for high-speed SMT and thru-hole processing equipment and the high-temperature plastic housing is reflow solder process compatible.

The RoHS compliant connector incorporates tin over nickel plated copper alloy contacts with a UL94-V0 rated high temperature thermoplastic housing. Packaged in reels of 800, the tape and reel packaging conforms to ANSI/EIA Standard 481-C

The connectors can be used with 18-22 AWG solid wire, 18-20 AWG pre-bond stranded wire or 18 AWG stranded wire. The connector is UL c/UL recognized 5 A at 250 VAC/VDC. Mechanical wire retention is rated for 5 pounds minimum.

For more information on Tyco Electronics Poke-IN LED Connectors, contact Tyco Electronics' technical support center at 800-522-6752, or send email to


Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, undersea telecommunication systems and wireless systems, with 2007 sales of US$13.0 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliance and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage.

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