Digi-Key Corporation Stocks Tyco Electronics New Fully Shrouded Post Headers

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 15, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today that it has in stock Tyco Electronics' new fully shrouded post headers. Available in 2 through 12 positions, these post headers have been added to Tyco Electronics popular Economy Power (EP) connector family.

Digi-Key part numbers A99845-ND, A99846-ND, A99847-ND, A99848-ND, A99849-ND, A99850-ND, A99851-ND, A99852-ND, A99853-ND, A99854-ND, and A99855-ND are now available for immediate shipment on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

Intended for secondary power circuit applications, the through-hole headers have a current-carrying capacity of 7.5A maximum per contact. To lessen the chance of mismating, the full four-sided shrouding aids proper alignment during engagement of the plug connector. These new headers are compatible with existing EP connectors.

Contacts are on a 0.156-inch (3.96-mm) pitch. The header includes a positive-lock feature. During mating, the positive locking lever on the outside of the plug housing engages the mating header housing to provide greater retention. Housings are 94V-0 rated nylon; contacts are tin-plated brass. The connectors are UL Component Recognized, CSA Certified, and RoHS compliant.

EP connectors are a wire-to-board system widely used in household appliances, HVAC, gasoline pumps, coin changers, vending machines, and industrial machinery.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key Website.