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Fast, Reliable Soldertacts Contacts Provide One-step Installation

TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity\'s Raychem SolderTacts Contacts
TE Connectivity\'s Raychem SolderTacts Contacts

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Dec. 17, 2013 - TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces Raychem SolderTacts contacts that utilize a one-piece contact design with integrated soldering technology to deliver fast, reliable terminations for circular connectors. SolderTacts contacts help eliminate the variables of crimping and enable a one-step installation process can reduce handling and installation costs. Their versatile design makes them particularly well-suited to military, aerospace and defense equipment applications.

“An easy, reliable termination solution is essential to our customers when it comes to commercial and military connectors,” said Janeann Avants, Product Manager, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine, TE Connectivity. “SolderTacts contacts require no assembly and offer one of the simplest, fastest and most reliable methods of termination of coax cables, shielded wires and twisted pairs.”

SolderTacts contacts provide simultaneous electrical connection and strain relief with a heat-shrinkable tubing insulation. The insulation is transparent and inspection windows are provided to produce a fully inspectable termination.

The contacts provide the optimum amount and type of solder and flux in a prefluxed solder preform that controls soldering and reduces operator sensitivity. The geometry of the coaxial cables is carried through the connector to eliminate the need for separate pins, helping reduce crosstalk and improve shielding effectiveness and signal transmission.

SolderTacts contacts can be terminated with standard TE Connectivity Raychem heating tools and, once terminated, they can be located in and out of connector cavities with standard insertion and extraction tools. They are replaceable without cutting and re-stripping or shortening the cable.

The Raychem SolderTacts product offering encompasses designs for connector types: MIL-C-38999 Series I, II, III & IV, MIL-C-26482, MIL-C-83723 and MIL-C-28748 and are available in a range of sizes to suit all the popular contact configurations.

For more information on TE's Raychem SolderTacts contacts, visit www.te.com/catalog/menu/en/23120?BML=10576,26437 or contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752.

Raychem, SolderTacks, TE Connectivity and the TE connectivity (logo) are trademarks of the TE Connectivity Ltd. family of companies.

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The Company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the Company, visit: www.te.com.

Source: TE Connectivity