Easy-to-use poke-in connectors for smart home wall-mounted devices in BUCHANAN WireMate range. Providing installation time-saving with poke-in termination versus screw style termination and simple lever design for release of one wire at a time.
August 21, 2018
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is introducing BUCHANAN WireMate Two-Piece Poke-In connectors to provide designers with a three-directional mounting solution for wall-mounted devices. The product features a panel mounted, poke-in style terminal block and a mating blade-style header to be attached to the PCB in the device. This two-piece combination allows for installation mounting to be “push-on” (into the wall), “slide-on” (along the wall), and “twist on” (rotating along the wall or ceiling). Applications such as thermostats and smoke detectors control panels, security system interfaces, access controls and environmental monitors, among others.
Product Manager says
“The new BUCHANAN WireMate connectors are easy to use, even for novice installers,” “The connectors are mounted on a wall plate, with the wires routed through an opening in the wall. The installer strips the wires of insulation and simply pokes them into the terminal block device, achieving a reliable termination without the use of a screwdriver or other tooling.”
There is a clear point of entry for wire insertion. Extracting the wires is just as easy, since an innovative lever design allows for the release of one wire at a time. A flat connector surface is reserved for wire marking or color coding to create a simple and fast installation experience.
BUCHANAN WireMate connectors are available between two and eight positions and with centerlines of 5mm or 8mm. They have a current rating of 5A (18 AWG wiring) or 3A (20-24 AWG); all have a 250-VAC voltage rating. Contacts are made in a tin-plated copper alloy. Headers are injection molded in a high temperature-resistant, flame retardant (UL94 V-0) liquid crystal plastic (LCP), and housings are in a PBT thermoplastic polyester.
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.