A Common Contact System = Interchangeability
Product Announcement from LADD Distribution
DEUTSCH offers two styles of contacts, stamped & formed and solid. Both contact types use a crimp style termination, eliminating the need for solder. All DEUTSCH industrial terminals protect the split socket tines. The only variations in the DEUTSCH Common Contact System are those dictated by wire gauge and contact style.
The solid contacts are designed for use with larger wire size and heavy duty applications. Solid contacts are manufactured using a cold heading process with solid copper alloy wire and are available with either a nickel or gold plating finish. Solid contacts terminate wire from 6 AWG to 20 AWG (13 - 0.5mm2) and are available in 5 sizes each of the pin and socket. The applicable contact is determined by the size of the conductor only. The solid style contacts are sold in bulk.
Stamped and Formed Contacts
DEUTSCH stamped & formed contacts are designed for use where wire termination costs are of primary concern without sacrificing reliability of electrical circuits. The stamped & formed contacts are made on a precision stamping machine using flat strip stock, then a durable and corrosion proof nickel, tin, or optional gold plating is applied. The stamped & formed style contacts terminate wire from 10 AWG to 22 AWG (6.0 - 0.35mm2) and are available in multiple sizes to accommodate a wide range of wire insulation. The specific contact is determined by the outside diameter of wire insulation and conductor size. The stamped & formed contacts are sold on reels.
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