Press-Fit Technology

Press-Fit Technology

TE Connectivity's (TE) ACTION PIN and Multispring press-fit pins offer compliant pin elastic designs of the press-fit zone providing stress-free, solderless terminal-to-PCB connectivity suitable for the harshest of automotive environments.

TE offers two distinctive press-fit technologies for automotive applications: ACTION PIN and Multispring, which are both compliant pin designs featuring an elastic behavior during the pin insertion into a Printed Circuit Board (PCB). The press-fit zone will automatically deform during insertion into the PCB to enable a reliable electrical and mechanical connection over its lifetime. The press-fit pin design meets the standardized blade sizes and interfaces of the automotive industry. The ACTION PIN and Multispring press-fit pins can be used in various applications in vehicles from the passenger compartment to the harshest automotive environments, including the engine bay area. Additionally, TE Application Tooling offers matching tooling equipment for single-pin insertion as well as connector seating machines.

TE's Press-Fit Technology

TE Advantages for Compliant Pin Design
TE's press-fit pin design meets the standardized blade sizes and interfaces of the automotive industry.
  • Reliability – IEC norm shows it is minimum 10 timesmore reliable than soldering and IDC connections
  • Press-fit miniaturization – NanoMultispring
  • Fast manufacturing process
  • No heat treatment required
  • No need for high temperature plastics
  • No thermal stress to connector
  • No soldering mistakes like bridges bad wetting, flux residuals, cold solder joints, etc.
  • Environmentally friendly – GREENER
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  • Sealable No
  • Primary Locking Feature Overmolded
  • Wire Type Copper
  • Receptacle Style 180°
  • Crimp Type F-Crimp
  • Typical Current Rating 5
  • Terminal & Splice Style Pin
  • Mating Tab Width .5
  • Mating Tab Thickness .4
  • Interface Plating Gold (Au)
  • Contact Termination Area Plating Material Tin (Sn)
  • Termination Method FFC Crimp
  • Wire Size .8 – .9
  • Wire Size Search 18
  • Wire Size Search .85
  • Tab Length 8.9
  • PCB Hole Diameter .55 – .65
  • Operating Temperature Range -40 – 105
  • Packaging Quantity 12500
  • Packaging Method Carton
  • Terminal Transmits 0 – 24 A (Low Power)