A very frequent requirement for a simple and reliable connection of wires to a PCB is actual about as long as the world knows plated copper boards. There are many solutions and producers, thus a choice of suitable type is usually a question of your preferences, requirements of a device, availability, offer of distributors,….
Even in our store can be found various solutions from world-class producers like TE Connectivity (Tyco, AMP), Wago, Phoenix Contact and also from company Euroclamp.
Just the last one mentioned - Euroclamp, focuses mainly on PCB terminals, what is reflected in a wide offer. From our experience we can confirm a quality and reliability of these connectors. To the most favorite ones belong series PV, SV and SH, what are plug-in connectors (terminal blocks) for PCB and the mating types for a cable. They´re available in pitches of 3.5mm/ 3.81mm/ 5.0 mm/ 5.08mm/ 7.5mm/ 7.62mm/ 10.0mm/ 10.16 mm.
So as to make you a selection of a right type easier, we bring you a few hints and explanations regarding their description.
● PVxx - main type for a PCB (connector with pins).
Example: PV02 (02-24= number of poles) - 5.08 (pitch of pins) - V (V-vertical, H-horizontal)- M (M-modular, P-closed)
● SVxx - connectors (female) for a cable - intended for connection with the PVxx series
SV02 (02-24= number of poles) - 5.08 (pitch) - P (P - rear wire connection, F- frontal wire connection) - * (additional code, for example „K“= version with side screws)
● SHxx - right angle cable connectors (female) - intended for connection with the PVxx series)
A very useful “complement” of these series is also the SFxx , series, i.e. - a terminal block enabling a “wire to wire” connection (with types SVxx or SHxx). It can be very convenient if we for example want to jump some module and to maintain input and output leads interconnected (enable to make for example various versione of the same product. A novelty in the Euroclamp portfolio is also the PF series - for a PCB (female connector), enabling connection with PF - (male connectors).
A common feature of all PVxx connectors is a relatively high current handling ability - for example 12 (16)A/450VAC at types with 5.0 or 5.08mm pitch and a maximum wire cross section of 4/2.5 mm2 (solid / stranded wire). Body of connectors is made of a rigid self-extinguishing polyamide (UL94-V0) and the connector itself is made of nickel plated copper alloy. Basic color of these connectors is green (RAL6032) but upon order they´re also available in other colors (grey, black, blue, red, yellos, brown and other). A considerable advantage is also a wide range of operating temperatures of -40 to +130°C.
Types with a wide pitch (for example 10mm) are physically the same with types with a half pitch ( 5mm), they only differ in omitted pins and naturally the maximum allowed voltage is higher (750VAC).
Perhaps the best idea about possibilities of these „plug-in“ connectors will give you attached pictures. Detailed description can be found in the Euroclamp short-form catalogue, in the main catalogue Euroclamp, as well as in datasheets at particular types.
a comprehensive series of plug-in connectors for PCB
excellent price/ quality ratio
wide range of versions
2-24 poles (modular- connectable to more poles)
pitch 3.5-10.16 mm
also available versions with screw securing (on sides)
„wire to wire“ connection is also possible
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Date of publishing 12/29/2016. When you issue article on your website, please give its source: https://www.soselectronic.com/en/articles/euroclamp/euroclamp-do-you-already-have-solved-a-connection-to-a-pcb-1499