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Power Triple Lock - TE Connectivity

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TE Connectivity’s new POWER TRIPLE LOCK (PTL) connector solution directly responds to the appliance industry’s desire for increased reliability and functionality, security and ease of use.


TE Connectivity has introduced the POWER TRIPLE LOCK connector solution to address the appliance industry’s needs and concerns. As its name suggests, the PTL has three integral mechanisms to ensure reliable connections. Additionally, several features designed into the connector family offer significant benefits compared to more traditional connectors.

Improving upon current designs, the POWER TRIPLE LOCK’s built-in latching capability comes from reducing two latches to a single, robust latch that makes it easier to connect and improves connector reliability. The optional connector position assurance (CPA) device helps insure full mating of the connector and keeps the connector mated during shipment, installation or when the appliance is in use.

A second optional mechanism, the terminal position assurance (TPA) device, provides secondary locking of the contact into the connector housing, providing a minimum of 15 lbs. of contact retention.

The Power Triple Lock connector system has many added customer benefits for performance assurance including 3 in 1 reliability, 4 keying/colour options, and 3 housing materials with high temperature material standing up to 150°C temperature.

The Power Triple Lock connector system is available in three levels of housing materials with keying/color code to prevent mis-mating on the assembly line: Standard 105°C - Natural, Purple, Blue, Yellow; High temperature up to 150°C – Light Gray; and Glow wire – Dark Gray, Brown, Green, Orange.

Click on the picture below to watch TE Power Triple Lock Video:


For further information about the products go to POWER TRIPLE LOCK Overview and POWER TRIPLE LOCK Page or visit the TE website.

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