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Nov 14, 2013
Chemical Compatibility
Chemical Compatibility
Posted by Paul Laino

The question frequently comes up, “why would I need a chemical compatibility test kit for our lighting project?” Simply put, items put out vapors and can negatively affect the LEDs. Have you ever smelled wood being cut or that new car smell? Well, you are smelling vapor molecules in the air. These are called VOCs which stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. Most odors and smells are VOCs. The VOCs that we are talking about in this blog usually aren’t the dangerous type which are called...

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Jul 15, 2011
Connecting to a Brighter Future
Connecting to a Brighter Future
Posted by Paul Laino

With TE Connectivity’s SOLARLOK Combiner Box now UL listed for residential use, we at Waldom Electronics knew we needed to have kits with various SOLARLOK wire-to-wire electrical connector components ready for the solar alternative energy market. So, we got together with the product managers at TE Connectivity and designed 5 special kits with different wire gauges and two different grounding solutions. Four of the five kits have the proper TE Connectivity crimp tool included while the fifth...

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Jun 27, 2011
Field Repairs are a Snap with Easy-Mating Compact Space Saving Connectors
Field Repairs are a Snap with Easy-Mating Compact Space Saving Connectors
Posted by Sean Severson

I designed, along with Omron product managers, the FPC Sample Variety Connector Kit, 667-04-31. This FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) kit has Omron Series: XB, XF2J, XF2L, XF2M, XG4, XG5, XG8, XN2, XS5 (Smartclick).

These FPC cable-to-board, panel mount, and standard cable connectors are designed for compact applications such as: sensors, cell phones, digital audio and video players, digital cameras, digital video cameras and DVD players. Included in this kit is a common pitch size of 2.54mm...

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Jun 27, 2011
CPC Durable Connectors
CPC Durable Connectors
Posted by Sean Severson

I remember the ease of use of these AMP CPC (Circular Plastic Connector) wire-to-wire twist connectors on the ultra-sonic welders, disconnecting the controller from the welder with a quick twist and pull, from the panel mount on the back of the welder. This was mostly signal wires in this application, it was the CPC Series 1 group, but other units could just as easily be using the CPC Series 4 group, which has both signal and power style terminals. CPC has removable contacts and replaceable...

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Jun 20, 2011
Take Control of Relay Situations
Take Control of Relay Situations
Posted by Sean Severson

I designed, along with Crydom product managers, the MC Series 997280 MCTC Control Relay kit for development solutions. The kit contains two easy-to-set-up and use temperature control relays: one good for temperatures between (100 - 500)°F (38 - 260)°C and the other (300 - 700)°F (149 - 371)°C. The MCTC is ideal for temperature control users that do not require multiple built-in options, displays and functions that will never be used. The 50 amp controller, part no. MCTC2450JLA-E and the 90...

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Jun 20, 2011
Plug-In Into the New Molex XRC (Extra Rugged) Connector Kit
Plug-In Into the New Molex XRC (Extra Rugged) Connector Kit
Posted by Sean Severson

I designed, along with the Molex product managers, the 76650-0144 XRC™ (Extra Rugged) Circular Sealed Plug and Receptacle connector kit, This is a great, newer sealed (IP-67 protected) group of wire-to-wire electrical connector types, rated for 10 amps (18AWG) or 13 amps (16-14AWG) available in standard or reverse gender for custom polarization. This kit also offers the 14-circuit size connectors of free hanging receptacles and plugs.

These components are perfect for marine, agriculture,...

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Jun 20, 2011
Double Row Barrier and Terminal Strip Connector Kits Available
Double Row Barrier and Terminal Strip Connector Kits Available
Posted by Meny Espinoza

COOPER Bussmann brand Panel Mount Connector Kits were one of the first connector kits the COOPER Bussman product team and I designed. Multiple series such as TS08, TS10, TS12, TS14, TB100, TB200HB, TB200, TB300, TB345, TB400, KU, KUX, KURL, and KUXSC includes a vast selection of different configurations per part for wire/power management solutions. I personally recommend the following, kit no. 22-6-6582-06 offering a great representation of all types of double row barrier and terminal strip...

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Jun 20, 2011
The New 2mm Lens LED Kit Will Not Leave You In The Dark
The New 2mm Lens LED Kit Will Not Leave You In The Dark
Posted by Sean Severson

I designed, along with the Dialight product and worldwide channel manager, the 2mm Lens LED 548-0266-001 kit. This kit is for anyone designing in and working with 2mm LEDs for Right Angle CBI (Circuit Board Indicators), Discrete Through Hole (offered in three colors) and 521, 555 , 570 , 571 Dialight Series components. Additional kit components include: two bi-colored (red-green and yellow-green), right angle quad, bi-leveled and tri-leveled PCB (Printed Circuit Board) LEDs. These components...

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Jun 20, 2011
Omron's G Series Low Signal Current PCB Kit is Perfect for Low Signal Relay Projects
Posted by Sean Severson

I designed, along with the Omron product managers, the 667-02-01 Low Signal Relay kit ideal for use in telecommunications, security, and computer/peripheral equipment applications. The relays in this kit are PCB (Printed Circuit Board) through hole style relays, and have operating currents of 1A, 2A and 3 amps, with contact forms of SPDT (1 Form C ), DPDT (2 Form C). The kit offers relays of coil voltages of 5V, 12V and 24Vdc. Sealed relays components include: G5V, G6K, G6E and G6S relay...

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Jun 20, 2011
Panasonic Gets Tough With Rugged Connectors For Various Environments
Panasonic Gets Tough With Rugged Connectors For Various Environments
Posted by Scott Waterman

Panasonic connectors come in a variety of types for multiple applications. One key feature is TOUGH CONTACT construction as explained here in this video. Panasonic connectors provide a unique design with increased contact pressure and improved spring characteristics. There are many advantages to this type of construction, including resistance to contamination particles and drop impact. A positive audible and physical “click” feature has been designed for the user to verify proper... Continue Reading ››

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Jun 20, 2011
RAYCHEM Offers the Perfect Mate for Sealing Solutions
RAYCHEM Offers the Perfect Mate for Sealing Solutions
Posted by Meny Espinoza

When I first saw the technology and capabilities of the TE Connectivity RAYCHEM Tinel-Lock Adapters I was so impressed that I wanted to kit these products so it would be available for everybody to experience its wonderful abilities. Offering high-performance sealing and strain relief in a wire management application, RAYCHEM Tinel-Lock adapter kits are perfect for many industries such as aerospace, marine and mass transit.

Tinel-Lock adapters are generated with a smart descriptive number to...

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Jun 15, 2011
Seal the Deal with Molex MX150L Connectors
Seal the Deal with Molex MX150L Connectors
Posted by Sean Severson

Together, with Molex product managers, I designed the MX150L IP-67 Mat Sealed (good up to 18 Amps max.) connector kit for outdoor sealed solutions to eliminate the need to purchase, handle and crimp individual wire seals to lower applied cost.

Key product features include all-in-one housings with pre-assembled mat-wire and connector seals, “audible” and “tactile” clicks on insertion for reliable mating and terminal loading, terminal extraction and insertion for labor cost savings.

I like the...

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Jun 15, 2011
Watertight PMI LEDs Allow for Unique Applications
Watertight PMI LEDs Allow for Unique Applications
Posted by Sean Severson

With the help from Dialight product and worldwide channel managers, we developed the Watertight Panel Mount Indicator (PMI) LED indicator kit for sealed – watertight relay solutions.

This featured kit should take care of many water sealed indicator needs one might have. The 548-0657-001 kit pulls from four different Dialight indicator product series: Dialight 556, Dialight 607, Dialight 609 and Dialight 657 Series. I especially prefer the 657 Series for the newer (matching emitting color...

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Jun 15, 2011
The New COOPER Bussmann Accessory Kit Will Light Your Fuse!
The New COOPER Bussmann Accessory Kit Will Light Your Fuse!
Posted by Sean Severson

I designed, along with the COOPER Bussmann the Marketing Manager, the 22-5-0250-01 1/4" (.250”) Fuse Accessory connector kit for circuit protection solutions compatible for AGC, ABC, GBB, MDA, MDL and MDQ fuses.

Most of us have used a screw-down type fuse block similar to the S-8000 Series product from COOPER Bussmann® brand (for 1/4" x 1-1/4" [6.3mm x 32mm]) fuses featuring the anti-rotational pin. For working with PC boards, this kit offers two current styles of solder 2-Piece PCB Fuse...

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Jun 15, 2011
MTA-100 Connector Kits
MTA-100 Connector Kits
Posted by Scott Waterman

TE Connectivity product managers and I have recently collaborated to create a new line of AMP connector MTA-100 Deluxe Kits as for MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operation) solutions.

These kits show off many capabilities of the TE Connectivity MTA-100 product line. Our initial challenge was to choose which product types to include. With all of the numerous header types, how could we show a good representation of sample parts without using every header available? The solution was to feature:...

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