PCB connectors

PCB connectors – Connection technology for flexible conductor connections

PCB connectors are used for connecting conductors to printed circuit boards to ensure easy and reliable transmission of signals, data, and power. Thanks to pitches ranging from 2.5 mm to 15 mm and current strengths of up to 125 A (IEC), you will always find the right solution for your device or your control cabinet design. Various connection methods and mounting types provide a high level of flexibility for almost any application.

Your advantages

  • High flexibility in applications, thanks to free selection of the conductor connection technology, such as screw, spring, insulation displacement, and crimp connection
  • Long service life, thanks to fully developed contact geometries and surfaces
  • Secure connection, thanks to innovative locking methods
  • Protection against incorrect connection, thanks to coding systems
PCB connector features and fields of application

PCB connector features and fields of application

PCB connector features and fields of application

This connection technology is used in devices and control cabinets. PCB connectors generally consist of two components: The header soldered to the printed-circuit board, and the connector. An exception to this is the SKEDD direct connector, which can be plugged onto and removed from the printed-circuit board as a single part, saving time. Main features:

  • For conductor cross sections from 0.14 mm² (AWG 26) to 35 mm² (AWG 2)
  • For currents up to 125 A (IEC)/115 A (UL, B, C)
  • For voltages up to 1000 V (IEC)/600 V (UL, B, C)
  • For pitches from 2.5 mm to 15 mm

A wide range of connection technologies for ideal solutions

The PCB connector portfolio features a unique variety of connection technologies:

  • Screw connection with wire guard
  • Screw connection with tension sleeve
  • Front screw connection
  • Push-in spring connection with actuation lever
  • Push-in spring connection with screwdriver actuation
  • Spring-cage connection
  • IDC insulation displacement connection
  • Pierce connection
  • Crimp connection

Always the right mounting type for your requirements

The comprehensive PCB connector and pin strip product range features solutions for various manufacturing processes. This means that you can assemble PCBs efficiently and process them reliably:

  • Wave soldering
  • SMT soldering
  • THR soldering
  • Press-in technology
  • Direct connection technology
  • SKEDD direct connection technology

Accessories and convenient functions for maximum versatility

Our PCB connectors feature a large number of convenient functions and an extensive range of accessories for maximum user-friendliness during connection and maintenance.

  • Maximum clamping space, even with the smallest dimensions
  • Multi-layer designs for space-saving conductor connection for wave soldering and THR soldering
  • Various locking systems, such as latching flange, Click and Lock, and Lock and Release
  • PCB-to-PCB connections and cable-to-cable connections
  • Straight and angled pin strips for wave soldering and reflow soldering
  • TWIN designs for connecting two conductors on one connection position
  • Mechanical coding to prevent mismatching
  • Feed-through connectors for transmitting data, signals, and power through the device wall
  • Integrated double steel spring for power electronics connectors

Key standards and certifications for PCB connectors

Regulatory standards relating to personal, device, and conductor protection govern all applications in which electricity flows. For PCB connectors, the most significant standards are the Underwriters Laboratories approvals (UL), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards, and those relating to explosion protection (Ex approvals). Our detailed data sheets for each product contain an overview of the respective approvals.