New Phoenix Contact PTSM Series PCB Terminal Blocks in Stock at Digi-Key Corporation

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 11, 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 Phoenix Contact's new PTSM series PCB terminal blocks.

Phoenix Contact's PTSM series PCB terminal blocksThe PTSM series PCB terminal blocks are available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and are slated to be featured in future print and online catalogs.

The PTSM series has a 5A-rated spring-cage connector and a small footprint that allows for several design possibilities. The terminal blocks are 5mm in height and have a 2.5mm centerline. These parts are available in pin-in-paste method mounting or true surface-mount technology, both of which help engineers save time and money when compared to traditional mounting methods.

Features include a quick push-in connection, cost-saving mounting technology, and optimization of tight spaces. The PTSM series' small size is valuable in applications in which board space is constrained. The quick push-in technology reduces the amount of time spent on inserting wires when compared to traditional technology.

The PTSM series may be used in applications such as LED lighting, building automation, and power supply units.

"The chief benefits of the new PTSM series PCB terminal blocks are their small footprint and the quick push-in technology which provide cost- and time-saving measures," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passive and electromechanical product. "Engineers can use these products to explore numerous design possibilities and applications with design support services from Digi-Key. Our goal at Digi-Key is to continue providing top-quality, user-friendly product to aid engineers in their design process."

About Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact is a leading developer of industrial electrical and electronic technology. The company's diverse product range includes components and system solutions for industrial and device connection, automation, electronic interface and surge protection. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 46 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa. Phoenix Contact's formal Integrated Management System is registered to ISO quality, environmental and safety standards (ISO 9001:2008,14001:2004 and 18001:2007). For more information about Phoenix Contact or its products, visit, or call technical service at 800-322-3225, e-mail

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.