The Power Triple Lock connector solution from TE Connectivity (TE) responds to the appliance industry’s desire for increased reliability and functionality, security and ease of use. The system uses Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) devices, Connector Position Assurance (CPA) devices and other design features to meet a broad range of requirements.
TE’s Power Triple Lock connectors offer polarization and keying to help prevent connectors from mismating. The connector locks in three ways:
- The cap or header and plug latch together
- The TPA device helps ensure terminals are fully seated in the housing and remain that way
- The CPA device locks the cap or header and plug together
The Power Triple Lock connector’s built-in latching capability comes from reducing two latches to a single, robust latch which makes it easier to connect, and improves connector reliability. The optional CPA device helps to ensure a fully mated connector stays mated during shipment, installation or when the appliance is in use. The TPA provides confidence that when installed, the contact has been properly inserted in the housing.
With a 6mm centreline pitch, ratings up to 20A at 600V AC and numerous features to enhance ergonomics and ease of assembly, the Power Triple Lock connector system continues to increase its appeal to manufacturers of appliances and many other product types that require robust, secure connections.
TE: 6mm centreline pitch