Tyco Electronics' New .312" Series FASTON Receptacles Available at Digi-Key Corporation

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 8, 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 Tyco Electronics' ergonomically designed .312" series FASTON receptacle connectors.

The following .312" series FASTON receptacle connectors are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs:

  • 1969186-1 (Digi-Key #A100200-ND) Female Receptacle, 1-position, Black
  • 1969186-2 (Digi-Key #A100201-ND) Female Receptacle, 1-position, Natural

The .312" series FASTON single-position receptacle housing is designed to protect the .312" series FASTON receptacles. The receptacles mate with .312" series quick-connect tabs in commercial and industrial components. The connector may be purchased in two material (V0 or V2) and color options to fulfill application requirements. The connectors accept premier or premier low insertion force receptacles.

Typical applications for the .312" series of FASTON receptacles include residential laundry, HVAC heating elements, vehicle lighting, off highway and lawn and garden equipment. The ergonomic design allows for a contoured pushing surface for mating and enables engineers to properly position and adjust for loading and mating. The protected internal terminal locking feature provides secure retention and includes an anti-reverse component to reduce the possibility of improper terminal assembly.

"Tyco Electronics' new .312" series FASTON receptacle connectors make it easy for engineers to complete their designs for various commercial and industrial applications," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passives and electromechanical product. "The addition of Tyco Electronics' .312" series to our product line is another example of Digi-Key's commitment to provide the broadest selection of innovative Tyco Electronics products. We look forward to providing this product for our customers worldwide."

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.

About Tyco Electronics

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US$10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at www.tycoelectronics.com.

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