|[December 13, 2012]
TE Connectivity's Next Generation Grace Inertia Connectors Facilitate More Stable, Reliable and Durable Connection
SHANGHAI --(Business Wire)--
TE Connectivity (News - Alert) today launched the next generation Grace Inertia
connectors, namely GI 2.5 and GI 3.3, featuring advanced design concepts
to facilitate more stable, reliable and durable connection. The GI 2.5
connector can be used in a wide range of large electrical products, from
home appliances to vending machines, while GI 3.3 with high-profile
design is targeted for washing machine and applications requiring
waterproof designs. These new connectors offer a solution that reduces
human error during assembly.
"Through a combination of approaches, the connectors mate to complete
the circuit and lock simultaneously. The inner lock prevents defective
products caused by half mating, and the Terminal Position Assurance
(TPA) also helps to ensure that the contacts are properly seated in the
housing and provides an extra measure against contact back out," says
James Dunbar, global power and signal interconnects product manager, TE
Appliances. "The next generation Grace Inertia connector series provides
an ideal solution for many applications, including air conditioning,
refrigerator, dish washer and washing machine wiring harnesses and
The new structure of GI 2.5 (at 2.5mm pitch) connector cuts down contact
insertion force by as much as 59% during assembly. In addition, being
smaller in size, GI 2.5 saves material and space. GI 3.3 (at 3.3mm
pitch) offers design assurance for preventing any contact between
receptacle and header contacts, thus protecting pins from deformation
when improper nsertion happens. GI 3.3 provides a higher profile header
solution for urethane coating on PCB board, ideal for washing machine
and applications requiring waterproof designs.
Both new GI connectors feature ergonomic design. And the lanceless dual
beam contacts, which prevent snagging or entanglement, help improve
safety and efficiency during operation. Both connectors also offer 5
types of positions and 4 different colors of keying method, making it
easier to identify and avoid mismatching or blind mating. Both
connectors meet GWT 750 requirements and comply with IEC (News - Alert) 60335-1. For
more information, please visit www.te.com/products/GIPR.
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global, $14 billion company that designs and
manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the
flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of
our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in
virtually every industry-from consumer electronics, energy and
healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks-enabling
smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to
possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com.
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