Designed for a production look and fast installation.
Tensility launches its Assembly Type Connector design for a production look and faster installation. Once assembled, the final product looks like a finished molded cable. The connector includes a snap-on inner sleeve that is easily assembled with Tensility’s custom-designed hand tool. The outer sleeve accommodates a range of wire gauges with an adjustable strain relief. An instructional video, PDF, and downloadable 3D model are provided through Tensility for a simple assembly.
Assembly Type Connectors are available in a 5.5 mm outer diameter with spring contacts in 2.1 mm and 2.5 mm center pin sizes, and they can accommodate outer wire diameters of 2.4 mm to 5 mm. These connectors are rated at 48 V and have current ratings of either 6.0 A or 7.0. All parts needed for assembly are available through Digi-Key and Arrow Electronics. The hand tool is also available for purchase at these distributors, and a free downloadable 3D model is available on Tensility.com. Custom configurations are available directly through Tensility.
What is the range of wire the assembly type strain relief can accommodate?
Round wire Ø2.4 – 5.0 mm ( 0.1 – 0.2 inches), 18 AWG or smaller recommended
Soldering tips for the assembly type connector?
For nickel plated connectors, we recommend using a good quality flux to aid in soldering and improve joint strength. We have found Kester 985M Flux to be a good product in these situations. Without using flux to prepare the surface, nickel plating may cause cold solder joints or result in a damaged connector from overheating during soldering.