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VAL-U-LOK connectors offer wire-to-wire and wire-to-board connections with contacts on a .165” [4.20mm] centerline pitch. New models have current ratings up to 13A per line along with a max. 600VAC rating, while legacy types offer a maximum current rating of 9A per line. Plug and receptacle housings allow wire-to-wire and wire-to-panel configurations and header assemblies offer vertical and right angle wire-to-board connections. VAL-U-LOK connectors are available in dual row 2-24 position and single row 3-5 position models. Vertical headers are available with optional polarization pegs and drain holes and offer a blind mate version. Right angle headers offer optional screw mount flanges. Crimp, snap-in pin and socket contacts terminate 26-16 AWG [0.12-1.2mm²] wire with insulation diameters up to .094” [2.39mm].
Specifications for VAL-U-LOK Connectors
- 2-24 position discrete wire interconnect
- Wire-to-wire and wire-to-board pin and socket connector system
- .165” [4.20mm] pitch
- Up to 13A max. current rating for new high current types, 9A for legacy types
- Contacts are offered in strip form or loose piece
- Mate First/Break Last feature on 3 position single row receptacle housings
- Vertical and right-angle pin headers
- Housings offered in Glow Wire compatible material
- UL recognized and CSA certified
This Quick Reference Guide provides an overview of the VAL-U-LOK connector system, offering wire-to-wire and wire-to-board connections with contacts on a 4.20 mm [.165 in] centerline. Optional terminal protection assurance (TPA) devices help to ensure terminals are fully seated in housings and resist terminal back-out. Various material options allow users to select parts meeting flammability standards for various global regions. Additionally, new materials are Glow Wire compatible and meet UL 94 V-0. Please note that newer line extensions such as high current models, TPA models and some Glow Wire compatible parts are not yet included in this guide. Refer to the documents listed below for details on those items.
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 [0.12] to 16 AWG [1.20] wire with a maximum insulation diameter of 3.10 [0.122].