Now available from Aerco is the Wearnes Cambion range of cage jacks, PCB-mounted, single-pole sockets that provide a reliable PCB connector with multiple contact points to 60 per cent of the circumference of the mating pin.
Used in conjunction with connector pins and shorting links, these cage jacks, also known as jacks, jack sockets or PCB sockets, are available in straight and right-angled, closed and open-ended and insulated versions in solder-mount, press-fit, swage, crimp and eyelet formats.
With a current carrying capacity of up to 32A and with an acceptance diameter of 0.41-2.54mm, the Cambion cage jacks have copper or brass bodies and a beryllium copper spring. Plating options are gold-on-tin or tin-on-gold.
Right-angled versions can be supplied with colour-coded snap-on insulator and swaging tools. Custom-designed cage jacks are available on request.