Power Connectors Delivering Reliable Value
The VAL-U-LOK product line features 4.20mm pitch wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and panel mount connectors developed to help achieve manufacturing savings without sacrificing performance. Standard VAL-U-LOK connectors have a 9A maximum current rating intended for low power applications, including small appliances and lighting. For higher power systems, such as industrial equipment and major home appliances, TE offers high current VAL-U-LOK products supporting up to 13A. The legacy VAL-U-LOK connector is secured with an optional terminal position assurance (TPA) device, and, for simpler assembly, TE also offers VAL-U-LOK PLUS connectors with an integrated TPA. PCB headers are available in right-angle or vertical configurations with optional drain holes and polarization pegs.
|Centerline (mm)||4.2||Operating Temperature (°C)||-40 to +105|
|Maximum Current Rating (A)||13||Wire Size (AWG)||26-16|
|Voltage Rating||600 VAC||Positions Available||2-24|
|IEC 60335-1 Glow-Wire Available||Yes||Sealed Version Available||No|
|UL94 Rating Available||V-0 & V-2||Color/Keying Available||Yes|
|Agency Approvals||UL, CSA, VDE||Available Configurations||Wire-to-Wire, Wire-to-Board, Wire-to-Panel|
VAL-U-LOK PLUS connectors deliver secure power connections while supporting simpler sourcing and assembly processes. These connectors come with the reliability of terminal position assurance (TPA) devices, without adding more part numbers to your design. Assembly with VAL-U-LOK PLUS connectors is easy, as they feature an embedded TPA that does not require an insertion step, as well as a robust anti-snag latch that prevents wire entanglement.
High current VAL-U-LOK connectors were developed to allow manufacturers using 4.2 mm centerline platforms and legacy VAL-U-LOK connector tooling to more easily design for higher power applications. These connectors offer a 13A maximum current rating, as compared to the 9A maximum rating of other VAL-U-LOK connectors, and are compatible with legacy VAL-U-LOK housings and terminal position assurance (TPA) accessories.
VAL-U-LOK connector housings that accept TPA devices are available in glow wire compatible material that also meets the UL 94 V-0 flammability rating. Glow wire test is required by IEC/EN 60335-1 and connectors passing this test meet safety requirements of multiple global regions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the current and voltage requirements for your application?
A: The VAL-U-LOK connector system has a maximum current rating of 13 Amps per line and is rated for 600 VAC.
Q: What are the wire type and size requirements?
A: The VAL-U-LOK connector system contacts are approved for use with 3 different wire ranges from 26 AWG [0.12mm2] to 16 AWG [1.20mm2] wire with a maximum insulation diameter of 3.10mm [0.122in].