The Amphenol Pcd Electrocon line is a diverse family of rugged, high-reliability screw-terminal/edgecard connectors which combine the discrete wire termination capability of a screw-terminal block with the mass termination convenience of an edgecard connector.
Electrocon connectors are designed specifically for instrumentation and programmable/process controller I/O and other discrete wire-to-board interconnect and input/output applications. The product line and interconnect concepts are particularly suitable for customization into system controller I/O portals, or module interconnects. Numerous applications exist where standard Electrocon concepts have been utilized to develop I/O interconnects tailored to serve as the system user’s entry to the system.
Standard Electrocons are available in a broad range and variety of mounting and application configurations, as indicated on the following pages, and in contact spacings ranging from .098" to .591". Depending on configuration, single- and double-sided versions are also available.
Superior Contact Design
A primary performance feature and advantage of the entire Electrocon line is the use of precision-stamped and formedbeam contacts—in either single or dual beam configurations—in all connectors.
Based on many years of broad-ranging electronic connector design experience utilizing in-depth solid modeling and stress analysis, Amphenol Pcd beam contacts offer significant advantages—greater stress resistance, reduced board damage, selective gold plating, lower cost—over the blanked tuning fork contacts traditionally used in similar connectors.
Electrocon connectors and contacts are designed to accept a complete board thickness range (.054--.070"), and function under extreme conditions of board warping, bending and motion. The beam contact eliminates board and contact damage possible with tuning fork contacts under similar conditions. Whenever possible, contacts are pre-loaded. The pre-load guarantees high normal force and good electrical and mechanical contact with a minimal amount of deflection.
Selective Gold Plating
Stamped and formed contacts also allow Amphenol Pcd to take advantage of the selective plating process and provide a heavy gold plate where it counts—at the contact point. The use of selective plating also allows Amphenol Pcd to offer gold plated contacts for industrial applications at little more than the cost of tin plating.
In addition to the standard Electrocon connector lines presented on the following pages, Amphenol Pcd is the industry’s leading developer and supplier of specialty screw-terminal/edgecard and screw-barrier/edgecard connectors tailored to meet specific customer application requirements. Focused on PLC and similar applications, where the need for special identity and configuration is often paramount, these connectors combine standard Amphenol Pcd elements with unique features designed for the specific application.
Please contact Amphenol Pcd to discuss requirements for unique configurations.