New Product: 250 Series Miniature FASTON Receptacle

250 Series Miniature FASTON Receptacle


The 250 series straight, miniature FASTON receptacle terminal for applications where there is not enough space for a traditional, full size straight receptacle.

January 05, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – Jan. 5, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces its low insertion force 250 series miniature FASTON receptacle terminal. This straight quick-connect crimp receptacle is about 23% shorter than full size 250 series FASTON receptacles, permitting its use in applications where there is very limited space for electrical connections.

“Through advanced modeling and analysis, we have developed this more compact, low insertion force version of a straight 250 series FASTON receptacle to meet customer demand,” said Melissa Stanley, terminals and splices product manager, Americas, TE’s Appliances business unit. “Its shorter length suits tight spaces where a full size straight receptacle would not fit.   Its smaller size also supports competitive pricing for limited-space applications such as power tools and small appliances while its insertion and extraction forces are comparable to full size FASTON receptacles.”

Designed to mate with standard 0.250 x .031 inch (6.3 x 0.8 mm) tabs with retention holes, the new receptacle, part number 2238045-2, is only 0.6 inch (15.24 mm) long. It fully complies with UL 310 and CSA C22.2 No. 153 standards. The open barrel, F-crimp design incorporates insulation support and accommodates 22 - 18 AWG (0.3 - 0.9 mm2) wires with 0.094 - 0.11 inch (2.4 - 2.8 mm) diameter insulation. It is UL recognized, file E66717.

When applied to 18 AWG wire, the new receptacle, stamped from 0.0126 inch (0.32 mm) tin-plated brass, can continuously carry 7 amps, and can intermittently carry 14 amps. It has a low insertion force of only 8 pounds (35.6 Newtons) maximum, while the minimum extraction force is 5 pounds (22.2 Newtons) for the first extraction and 4 pounds (17.8 Newtons) for the sixth extraction.

Supplied end-to-end on reels, the new miniature terminal is designed to be machine applied using TE’s OCEAN applicator. The applicator is offered with various options and can be used in a several types of presses and leadmakers.

  • Price: Available upon request
  • Availability: Production Ready Now
  • Delivery: 6 weeks ARO

About TE

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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