Weidmüller BLF Series Connectors Now in Stock at Digi-Key

Weidmüller BLF Series Connectors Now in Stock at Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - July 22, 2010

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on Weidmüller BLF Series Pluggable PCB Connectors, available in 5.00mm and 5.08mm pitches.

These push-in connectors are available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

One feature of the BLF Series of Pluggable PCB Connectors is the fast push-in connection technology for a tool-less connection when inserting a prepared conductor into the wire entry slot. The BLF series features different wire outlet directions from 90° to 180° to 270°. Additionally, the connectors come with twin plugs with integrated, high-performance cross-connections that enable bus applications with an exceeding bus current up to 22 Amps (A).

These connectors are designed for general use and easy testing. Each connector includes a large clamping area of 0.2 to 2.5mm2 to accommodate wire ferrules with plastic collars and meet minimum creepage requirements. Additionally, diagnostic test points are easily accessible with convenient test plug sockets to simplify function monitoring and allow for fast manual diagnosis for troubleshooting. Rounded molding shapes and large, slip-resistant actuation buttons ensure user-friendly handling. These connectors are UL rated for 300V, 20A with wire sizes of 26-12 AWG.

"The unique design of the Weidmüller BLF series offers many benefits for customers in need of a quick, secure connection," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product. "The tool-free push-in connection reduces production costs by saving time, and the test points provide easy access when trouble-shooting errors."

A Digi-Key PTM Online...On Demand® product training module about the BLF series push-in connector technology is also available on Digi-Key's website: www.digikey.com/ptm.

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

About Weidmüller

Weidmüller is the leading provider of solutions for the transmission of power, data and control signals in industrial environments. The company develops, produces and sells industrial electronics, network infrastructure components and connectivity solutions such as wireless solutions, industrial Ethernet, relays, power supplies, I/O modules, printed circuit board connectors, terminal blocks and complete DIN Rail assemblies. The Weidmüller group has a strong international focus with manufacturing and sales locations in over 70 countries.

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.