By TE Connectivity AMP Connectors 87
TE Connectivity's (TE) Economy Power (EP) wire-to-board connector family is widely used for power circuit applications. Based on the proven EP version, the new and more advanced EP II and EP 2.5 lines offer additional benefits. EP II connectors are rated for 600 VAC at up to 11 A and thus offer potential for a larger range of applications. Additionally, their electric properties make it an option to mix signal and power in one connector. EP II connectors offer two levels of mechanical and electrical reliability: a true locking latch that prevents the plug housing and post header from vibrating apart, and while a Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) device that produces a tangible click once a receptacle contact is fully seated. A visual aid confirms that the contact is home in addition to providing easy access to a probe tip for continuity testing. The new EP 2.5 family is a compact version based on a .100" [2.5 mm] pitch ideally suited for PC board space restraints. Available with up to 20 positions, it is the perfect choice for combining power and signal.