The TE Connectivity (TE) power key connectors are wire-to-board connectors with a 5.0mm centreline for power circuits with a maximum current up to 10A. The connector system, which uses housing lances to prevent tangling of wired contacts, consists of plug housings for wires, and compact PCB header assemblies.
The design of the TE power key connectors provides for assured contact seating and proper mating to the PCB header. In addition, special design features permit the release of bubbles created by the PCB potting process.
Once mated, the connector system has a height of just 20.7mm. It is easy to assemble, and a clear clicking sound provides aural confirmation that a contact insertion has been properly made.
The power key connectors are available in various colours and keys to help prevent mating errors. Double-lock plates which function as Terminal Position Assistance (TPA) devices are also available.
- 300V AC voltage rating
- Maximum current rating: 10A with AWG 16 wire and two contacts
- Operating-temperature range: -30°C to 105°C
- Wire sizes: AWG 24 to AWG 16
- UL recognised
- Some models compliant with Glow Wire Test and UL 94 V-0 flammability standard
- Household appliances
- Gas appliances
- Power-cord applications
- Control boards