By Majeed Ahmad, contributing editor

Phoenix Contact has
unveiled a new connector system for high-density PCB connections. The SDDC 1.5 direct
plug-in connectors come in a double-row configuration and can accommodate four
to 32 conductors.


The connector system
features SKEDD plug-in technology that enables direct connection to the PCB via
through-contacted bore holes; it eliminates the need for tools or an additional
header. And the elimination of the header and the soldering process reduces
component and process costs.

Wires can be
terminated to the connector with the popular push-in spring connection. And, like
all SKEDD direct connectors, the new series offers the convenient push-in
spring connection. Solid and stranded wires with a ferrule can be pushed
directly into the terminal block without opening the spring clamp.

To remove the wires,
the user simply presses the orange spring lever with a standard screwdriver.

The SDDC 1.5 connector system
range has a 3.5-mm centerline and can accommodate wires from 16 AWG to 24 AWG. Furthermore,
the plug-in connectors are rated for currents of up to 8 A at 300-V UL.