Soft Shell Power and Signal Connectors – huge amount of versions

Soft shell connectors from TE Connectivity offer many options and features, economy and reliability. These families of multi-lead connectors include round (pin and socket) and rectangular (blade and receptacle) contact styles.

This is an archive article published 08/12/2016. Some information may no longer be up to date and in line with the current state. Please contact us in case of interest.

Soft shell power and signal interconnects TE Connectivity provide a reliable and economical means of grouping multiple-lead connections in today's appliance, computer, or industrial and commercial applications. As electrical functions and performance requirements have increased, the soft shell product selection continues to evolve and offer new designs and features to answer these modern industry requirements. This family of connectors includes both round (pin and socket) and rectangular (blade and receptacle) contact styles that are available in a variety of housing sizes, colors, materials and keying options. The newest soft shell products include the Power Triple Lock connectors and Grace Inertia connectors, along with expanded offerings of economy power (EP) connectors and VAL-U-LOK connectors.

Featured Product Lines
Power Triple Lock connectors 6.0mm centerline connectors offer audible latch, TPA and CPA for connection reliability in wire-to-wire, wire-to-panel, and wire-to-board applications.

VAL-U-LOK connectors Low cost, wire-to-wire, wire-to-panel, and wire-to-board connectors with 4.2mm centerline.

Economy power (EP) connectors .098 [2.5mm], .156 [3.96mm], .200 [5.08mm], and .312 [7.92mm] pitch wire-to-board connectors.

Universal MATE-N-LOK connectors Robust .250 [6.35mm] pitch connectors with many options and features for design flexibility.

3mm low profile micro MATE-N-LOK connectors 3mm pitch connector is only 4.7mm high.

2.5mm Grace Inertia connectors Small 2.5mm pitch wire-to-wire connectors have an inertia locking mechanism.

3.3mm Grace Inertia connectors Compact 3.3mm pitch wire-to-wire connectors have an inertia locking mechanism.

Signal double lock connectors 2.5mm pitch wire-to-wire and wire-to-board connectors offer optional double lock plates.

Power double lock connectors Four sizes (.156" [3.96 mm] to .512" [13.00 mm] pitch) for wire-to-wire or wire-to-board.

• Improved density, keying, and current carrying capacity
• Power and signal connections can be made within the same housing
• Secondary locking (on some product families) helps to ensure connections stay connected

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  • Broad range of sizes, colors, materials and ratings
  • Optional terminal position assurance (TPA) devices on some products
  • Optional connector position assurance (CPA) devices on some products
  • Wire-to-wire, wire-to-panel and wire-to-board types

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