Zierick Manufacturing Corporation is pleased to announce that it has obtained Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Recognition on several additional connectors. These connectors can be used in a variety of ‘Wire-to-Board’ applications including Solid State Lighting, Industrial Control and Automotive Electronics. The connectors allow for both Surface Mount and Thru Hole placement and are designed to connect to discrete wires with outside diameters of 0.025” (0.64mm) to 0.140” (3.56mm) sizes – generally covering wire gauges from 14 to 30 AWG. This recognition also covers a terminal which is capable of terminating ‘zip-cord’/lamp cable (which contains two conductors) with a single operation. These components are recognized to UL Standard 1977 and contained in File number E361770.
These products utilize both Insulation Displacement and Insulation Piercing technology that permit wires to be attached to Printed Circuit Boards without the need to remove the wire’s insulation. These connectors allow for quick surface mount wire attachment to Integrated Metal Substrate (IMS) applications without the challenges of soldering discrete wire. While some of these parts have been available for years as standard products; Zierick has added UL Recognition to assist designers in meeting their end product’s regulatory requirements.
Specific packaging configurations can be offered to meet customer needs. Zierick offers product in standard EIA Tape and Reel, Bulk and continuous metal strip that can be used with our Surf-Shooter (specialty feeders) that can reduce costs associated with traditional pocket tape packaging.