Solutions for Easy Assembly in Tight Spaces
Compact Economy Power 2.5 (EP 2.5) connectors are designed for easy assembly of space limited low power and signal systems. The connectors feature polarization tabs to prevent post misalignment, audible positive latching to ensure complete mating, and low insertion force (LIF) contacts for ergonomic assembly. Additional EP 2.5 product options further simplify the assembly process, including packaging to support automated board assembly and terminal position assurance (TPA) devices to secure contacts in a mated position. The EP 2.5 connector family supports wire-to-wire and wire-to-board systems with both single row and dual row configurations and is designed to be intermateable with similar 2.5mm pitch connectors for retrofit applications.
|Operating Temperature (°C)
|-55 to +105
|Maximum Current Rating (A)
|Wire Size (AWG)
|IEC 60335-1 Glow-Wire Available
|Sealed Version Available
|UL94 Rating Available
Economy Power 2.5 (EP 2.5) surface mount technology (SMT) headers are designed to help you incorporate automated processes into your printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. As compared to traditional through hole PCB headers, EP 2.5 SMT headers are better suited for automated pick-and-place assembly, require fewer processing steps, and support more efficient reflow soldering.
To better meet the needs of high volume manufacturers with automated assembly processes, TE now offers EP 2.5 headers on tape in ammo box packaging. These headers are available in 2-8 positions and in various colors.
EP 2.5 socket contacts are now available with low insertion force (LIF). These LIF contacts have a maximum insertion force of 3.5N, as compared to 8.9N for the standard contacts.