TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced an extension to its VAL-U-LOK connector product line, adding new parts which offer a higher 13A maximum current capability on a 4.2mm centerline spacing. Earlier VAL-U-LOK connectors have a 9A rating.
These VAL-U-LOK connectors are also available in a new vertical header style which provides from two to 24 positions, and in a choice of UL 94 V-0 or Glow Wire test/UL94 V-2 or V-0 material.
The new high-current vertical headers are available with or without polarization pegs, and with or without drain holes. The new headers mate with existing UL 94 V-0 flammability and Glow Wire test housings populated with new high-conductivity socket terminals offered in 16 AWG and 18-22 AWG sizes. In addition, the new products use the same application tooling as the legacy 9A-rated contacts, allowing for backward compatibility.
The high-current pin and socket contacts are also designed for use in housings suitable for wire-to-wire applications.
VAL-U-LOK: 4.3mm centerline spacing