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AVX expands its award-winning 9296 Single Poke-Home WTB contact series with new 1.7mm contact


AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has further expanded its award-winning 9296 Single Poke-Home Wire-to-Board (WTB) contact series with the addition of an extremely low profile (1.7mm) single-position contact. Recently recognized with an Electronic Products Product of the Year Award for design innovation, price, and performance, the 9296 series contacts enable the simple, reliable, and solderless termination of power, signal, and ground wires in a broad range of harsh industrial applications and exhibit full connector performance without the added expense of an insulator and its associated assembly costs. Featuring a unique closed box design with dual opposing high spring-force contacts that provide excellent wire retention in rugged environments, 9296 series contacts are now available with 1.7mm, 2mm, 3mm, and 4mm profiles.

“The 9296 series contacts were designed to provide a simple, cost-effective solution for achieving maximum mechanical performance and enhanced design flexibility in a range of harsh industrial applications,” said Tom Anderson, Product Manager at AVX. “Introduced a little less than a year ago, the small size, simplicity of use, high reliability performance, and competitive pricing of the series has made it very popular amongst our customers, one of which was actually the inspiration for our latest 1.7mm offering.” 

Integrating several key features within the stamping to facilitate SMT pickup, wire guidance, high force retention, and easy twist-and-pull wire removal, 9296 series WTB contacts have upper and lower tines that guide stripped wires down the center of the contact zone and an integral end-stop to ensure proper insertion depth and maximum mechanical stability.

The 1.7mm 9296 series contact is rated for 5A-8A and is capable of accepting solid or stranded 22, 24, and 26AWG wires. The 2mm, 3mm, and 4mm 9296 series contacts are rated for up to 20A and can accommodate solid or stranded wires ranging from 12-28AWG.

All 9296 series contacts are RoHS compliant and are rated for five-cycle durability and temperatures spanning -40°C to +125°C. Voltage ratings for the series are dependent upon placement distance between individual contacts, which are tape and reel packaged for automated single contact placement and SMT reflow.

Additional applications for the series include: smart grid meters, breakers, and panels; SSL/LED bulbs, fixtures, signage, and streetlights; machine controls, including motors, drives, solenoids, sensors, fans, and pumps; and commercial building controls, such as fire and security sensors. 

For additional information about AVX’s Single Poke-Home WTB contact series, please visit For further information, please visit

About AVX
AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

Further information contact:
Tom Anderson
Product Manager
Tel: +1 843-241-2179

For press enquiries:
Nick Foot or Heiko Hespen
BWW Communications
Longlands House, Hart Street
Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 2AR, UK
Tel.: + (44)-1491-636 393
Fax: + (44)-1491-636 383

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