TE Expands Successful Economy Power 2.5 Series
TE Connectivity (TE) has added three new products to its successful Economy Power 2.5 (EP 2.5) connector series. The latest products extend the series to include single- and double-row wire-to-wire connectors, as well as dual-row wire-to-board connectors. Application tooling, both automatic and semi-automatic, provides a complete customer solution by eliminating the need for customers to develop their own tooling device.
“As end products become more and more complex, and time to market is shortened, manufacturers need connector solutions that provide flexibility in both design and manufacturing processes to remain competitive and be ahead of the innovation curve,” said Denise Quinnette, global power and signal interconnects product director, TE Appliances. “These latest releases for the TE EP 2.5 product line achieve great improvements in connector performance so manufacturers of home appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashing machines, and air-conditioning units, can remain at the cutting edge of innovation.”
Based on a 2.5mm (0.098” pitch) centerline, the three new products — namely dual-row wire-to-board connectors, dual-row wire-to-wire connectors, and single-row wire-to-wire connectors — all share the features of TE’s existing EP 2.5 products, including high-efficiency plug housings, contacts, headers, and terminal position assurance (TPA) devices.
Additional features for TE’s EP 2.5 connector product line include:
- Positive audible external locking latch that helps ensure complete system mating
- Polarization tabs that prevent mis-mating with corresponding header
- Anti-snag feature preventing wire from snagging onto the latch
- Asymmetrical shape that ensures proper attachment (terminals can only be loaded one way in the housing cavity)
All TE EP 2.5 product variations are available in versions compliant with glow wire requirements per IEC 60335-1.