Board-mount header range expands

Tyco Electronics has expanded its VAL-U-LOK connector family with single-row, board-mount headers in both vertical and right-angle configurations. The header assemblies come with pre-loaded contacts and may be installed on the printed circuit board manually or automatically using robotic equipment. All housings are polarized for easier mating, and locking latches help maintain reliable connections. The VAL-U-LOK connector system is a low-cost, wire-to-wire and wire-to-board connector system with 4.2 x 4.2 mm centerline. This connector system can be used in a variety of applications, including the HVAC, vending, gaming and appliance industries. VAL-U-LOK connectors are low cost connectors, intermateable with AMP-DUAC connectors and also with the Molex Mini-Fit Jr. series connectors.

The single-row headers are available in 3, 4, and 5 positions.
This system is available in UL 94 V-2 or UL 94 V-0 flammability rated nylon with contacts in brass or phosphor bronze with tin or gold plating. A RoHS-compliant product to help promote a cleaner environment, the connector system is UL component recognized and CSA certified.