This week I want to introduce you to the JST JFA connector series – J300 Series (J-FAT). I think it’s great because like most great things it’s simple in design and easy to use.
With a 5.08mm pitch this connector series is designed for 18 – 14 awg wires and is a great alternative to using terminal blocks or crimp connectors.
The simplicity of the connector means no tools are required! Simply open the spring latched cavity and insert the wire. Unlike terminal blocks this connector takes less space and is a good cost-effective alternative.
An added benefit is these can be used as wire-to-wire or wire-to-board connectors, giving any design engineer multiple options for providing power to device.
If you are looking for a simple cost-effective way of deploying power both inside and outside of devices this should be considered in your next choice of suitable connectors.
Nick Lock, Nicab Ltd
See also: Only Connect: On the Molex ValuSeal connector series
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