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TMCNet:  TE Connectivity's Next Generation Grace Inertia Connectors Facilitate More Stable, Reliable and Durable Connection

[December 13, 2012]

TE Connectivity's Next Generation Grace Inertia Connectors Facilitate More Stable, Reliable and Durable Connection

SHANGHAI --(Business Wire)--

TE Connectivity (News - Alert) today launched the next generation Grace Inertia connectors, namely GI 2.5 and GI 3.3, featuring advanced design concepts to facilitate more stable, reliable and durable connection. The GI 2.5 connector can be used in a wide range of large electrical products, from home appliances to vending machines, while GI 3.3 with high-profile design is targeted for washing machine and applications requiring waterproof designs. These new connectors offer a solution that reduces human error during assembly.

"Through a combination of approaches, the connectors mate to complete the circuit and lock simultaneously. The inner lock prevents defective products caused by half mating, and the Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) also helps to ensure that the contacts are properly seated in the housing and provides an extra measure against contact back out," says James Dunbar, global power and signal interconnects product manager, TE Appliances. "The next generation Grace Inertia connector series provides an ideal solution for many applications, including air conditioning, refrigerator, dish washer and washing machine wiring harnesses and control boards."

The new structure of GI 2.5 (at 2.5mm pitch) connector cuts down contact insertion force by as much as 59% during assembly. In addition, being smaller in size, GI 2.5 saves material and space. GI 3.3 (at 3.3mm pitch) offers design assurance for preventing any contact between receptacle and header contacts, thus protecting pins from deformation when improper nsertion happens. GI 3.3 provides a higher profile header solution for urethane coating on PCB board, ideal for washing machine and applications requiring waterproof designs.

Both new GI connectors feature ergonomic design. And the lanceless dual beam contacts, which prevent snagging or entanglement, help improve safety and efficiency during operation. Both connectors also offer 5 types of positions and 4 different colors of keying method, making it easier to identify and avoid mismatching or blind mating. Both connectors meet GWT 750 requirements and comply with IEC (News - Alert) 60335-1. For more information, please visit www.te.com/products/GIPR.

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a global, $14 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry-from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks-enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com.

© 2012 Tyco Electronics (News - Alert) Corporation, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Company. All Rights Reserved.

TE Connectivity, TE connectivity (logo) and TE (logo) are trademarks. Other products, logos and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

While TE has made every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, TE does not guarantee that it is error-free, nor does TE make any other representation, warranty or guarantee that the information is accurate, correct, reliable or current. TE reserves the right to make any adjustments to the information contained herein at any time without notice. TE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES REGARDING THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. In no event will TE be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from or related to recipient's use of the information. It is the sole responsibility of recipient of this information to verify the results of this information using their engineering and product environment. Recipient assumes any and all risks associated with the use of the information.


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