AVX’s Releases Wire-to-Wire Connectors Deliver Cost & Space Savings in Industrial Electronics

    New poke-home reduced thru-wire & junction box WTW connectors enable easy insertion & extraction, & exhibit maximum wire retention for 18 – 24AWG solid & stranded wire gauges, providing a compact & cost-effective alternative to WTW connectors with traditional crimp & poke terminations

    Wire-to-Wire Connectors

    AVX Corporation has released two new series of wire-to-wire (WTW) connectors that deliver considerable cost and space savings in a broad range of industrial electronics designs: the new 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors and 9286-250 reduced junction box connectors. These latest additions to AVX’s industry-proven 9286 family of poke-home discrete WTW connectors feature an active stainless steel spring contact with mechanical properties that allow it to provide maximum wire retention for 18 – 24AWG solid and stranded wire gauges. Capable of accommodating simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull extraction, which is especially beneficial in field installations, these high-spring-force stainless steel contacts also effectively replace the push-button activation mechanism that traditional two-piece plug-and-socket WTW connectors require for wire insertion and removal, enabling significant cost savings in an array of industrial power and signal applications, including: smart grid meters, breakers, and panels; SSL fixtures, signage, and streetlights; commercial building controls, and security and fire sensors; and industrial machine controls, such as: motors, drives, solenoids, sensors, fans, and pumps.

    “Wire-to-wire connectors have been a mainstay in the industrial market for years,” said Tom Anderson, connector product manager, AVX. “Until now, however, they’ve typically required crimp and poke wire terminations to connect discrete wires, which is effective with regard to pluggability and latching, but often prohibitive with regard to size and cost — especially in applications that will only need one or two wires replaced during a product’s lifetime. So, we designed our new 9286 family poke-home reduced thru-wire and junction box connectors to fulfill this gap in the broad industrial market by delivering enhanced strength, flexibility, and versatility, in addition to considerable cost and space savings.”

    Both new 9286 poke-home WTW connectors are rated for 300VAC and operating temperatures spanning -40°C to +130°C, stand a mere 4mm high, and measure a slight 16mm in length. Available in one to six positions, the 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors measure between 8mm and 24mm in width, and have three current ratings: 3A (24AWG), 5A (22 and 20AWG), and 8A (18AWG). Available in four to eight positions, the 9286-250 reduced junction box connectors measure between 8mm and 16mm in width, and have four current ratings: 3A (24AWG), 7A (22AWG), 8A (20AWG), and 9A (18AWG). Both series also feature a glass-filled Nylon 46 insulator (UL94V0), copper alloy fixed contact materials with tin-over-nickel plating, and a durability of three cycles. Components are shipped in bags of 1,000 pieces, and lead-time for the series is 8 – 9weeks.

    For more information about AVX’s new 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors, please visit:

    For more information about AVX’s new 9286-250 Series reduced junction box connectors, please visit

    For further information about these or other AVX connector products, please contact AVX Connector Product Manager, Tom Anderson, at or 864-228-3421.

     For all other inquiries, please visit, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

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