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TE Connectivity’s AMPMODU 2 mm wire-to-board crimp receptacles and shrouded headers free up space on printed circuit boards



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MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – August 11, 2020

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is freeing up valuable space on printed circuit boards (PCBs) for design engineers with its new compact AMPMODU wire-to-board receptacles with crimp contacts and shrouded headers. With centerline distances of 2 mm, they occupy 38 percent less space on a PCB than connectors with a 2.54 mm [0.100”] centerline.


TE’s wire-to-board receptacles offer a variety of housing styles and crimp contacts for wire sizes between 30 and 24 AWG [0.05 – 0.22 mm2]. Receptacle assemblies provide a large and reliable contact surface between the header pin and receptacle contact by using phosphor bronze contacts with dual cantilever beams with gold or tin plating. Housings are available in a single and double row, from 2 to 25 positions per row, and wire termination is easily accomplished with TE recommended hand tooling or applicators.


Receptacle assemblies are intended for use with TE’s existing 2 mm breakaway headers and our new shrouded headers. Shrouded headers come in a double row configuration, are available in vertical and right-angle orientations and include both through-hole and surface mount termination variants.


The AMPMODU 2 mm product family includes a detent latching housing version for use in high-vibration industrial environments. All connector housings are molded in a high-temperature resistant resin making them suitable for reflow soldering process. The connectors offer a maximum current rating of 2 A and a maximum operating voltage of 125 V.


“Our new AMPMODU 2 mm connectors reliably and economically meet the interconnection requirements of today's miniature sophisticated electronics,” says Sameer Trikha, global product manager. “With miniaturization of PCBs continuing to be a trend in our industry, these products help increase design flexibility and are able to meet a wide variety of customer requirements.”


Common applications include PLC /IO devices, industrial robotics, servo drives, industrial automation and control equipment, material handling equipment, instrumentation & test equipment, and building and home automation devices.

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TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).

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