EP 2.5 Connectors

Expanded EP 2.5 Signal Connector Family

The compact EP 2.5 family is suited for signal and low power PC board connections when space is at a premium. This family offers low insertion force contacts, TPA devices, and dual row configurations that expand applications for this wire-to-board and wire-to-wire signal connector, while new packaging options support automated board assembly processes. EP 2.5 connectors offer two levels of mechanical and electrical reliability: A true locking latch prevents the plug housing and post header from vibrating apart, while an optional Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) device helps assure terminal seating.

Product Features

Economy Power 2.5 Connectors
  • Positive audible latch designed for easier mating and unmating
  • Polarization tabs help prevent post misalignment
  • Compact 2.5mm centerline
  • Asymmetrical terminals can only be loaded one way within housing
  • Anti-fretting contact lubricant
  • Glow wire materials available
  • Based on a .098" [2.5mm] pitch 
  • Rated for 250VAC at up to an industry-leading 4.2A
  • With a 26 to 20 AWG [.121-.601 mm²] wire size, and up to 40-positions, EP 2.5

Quick Facts

Economy Power 2.5 Connectors
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Selectively loaded headers available upon request
  • EP 2.5 connectors are intermateable to similar competitive products for retrofit applications

4.2A

Maximum current rating for EP 2.5 connector

2.5mm

Centerline pitch (pin-to-pin spacing)

3.5N

Maximum insertion force for new LIF contacts

EP 2.5 Connectors:

Glow Wire Test and
UL 94 V-0 Housings

           Product POS Centerline Voltage Operating
Temperature
to 105°C
Wire Size AWG
Economy Power 2.5 (EP 2.5) 2-40 .098 (2.50) 250 VAC -55°C 26-20

Product Overview

EP 2.5 Connector System

TE's EP 2.5 wire-to-board and wire-to-wire connector family is designed for signal circuit applications. Based on the proven economy power connector the advanced EP 2.5 line offers additional benefits. EP 2.5 connectors are rated for 250VAC at up to 4.2A. Both standard and new, low insertion force contacts are available. Contacts are offered for wire sizes 26-22 AWG and 24-20 AWG. Each contact features a wire barrel, insulation barrel, and locking window. The wire barrel has serrations, which aid in wire retention. The contacts are available in strip-form for termination using an automatic machine.

Additional Applications

  • Coin changers
  • Vending machines
  • Garage door openers