New Product Extension Summary for 3M Authorized Distributors 3M™ Link Connectors, 2-Position Issue Number: Date: 811 November 30, 2011 Product Description 3M announces an addition to its Link Connector Family. The new 3M Link Connector, 2-Position uses the advantages of 3M’s IDC technology and is designed to provide a safe and reliable electrical connection in lighting/LED applications such as residential, office, hospitality and industrial lighting, as well as backlight applications, industrial fieldbus networks or between several components in other low power applications. The Link Connector family includes 2- and 4-position wiremount and boardmount products and can accommodate discrete or flat ribbon cable with conductor sizes between 18 and 22 AWG. Mounting Location Configuration W/M CONN FOR 18AWG W/M CONN FOR 20 AWG W/M CONN FOR 22 AWG 2P BM STRAIGHT BLACK Boardmount 2P BM RABLACK Wiremount Part Number Tech Sheet 38102-0018-000 FL 38102-F020-H00 FL 38102-W022-W00 FL 38202-62S3-000 PL 38202-52S3-000 PL TS-2098-D TS-2098-D TS-2098-D TS-2099-C TS-2099-C Market Segments/Customer Applications • • • • • Factory Automation o Flat Panel Display Manufacturing o Semiconductor Manufacturing o Fieldbus Systems o CC-Link Applications LED Lighting o General Lighting: residential, office, hospitality, architectural LED fixtures o Backlighting: LCD TVs, LED TVs, signage Building Automation Conveying Systems Communication Networks using RS-485 protocol Competitive Situation Although there is not an exact cross identified for the 3M Link Connector, we have identified potential competitive products available in the market place. The table on page 2 provides a detailed comparison of known competitive products. New Product Extension Summary for 3M Authorized Distributors 3M™ Link Connectors, 2-Position Competitive Products Supplier 3M Hirose Tyco Product Link Connector DF 59 Novaseal SSL SlimSeal SSL IDC SSL Pitch 2.54 mm 2 mm, 4 mm 4 mm Contact Type IDC Crimp Dual IDC IDC SSL # of Position 2, 4 2,3,4,6 1,2,3,4 2,3,4 2 Wire Accommodation 18‐22 AWG 22 AWG 18‐24 AWG 18‐26 AWG 18 AWG Wire‐to‐Wire Wire‐to‐ Feed Thru Wire‐to‐ Connecting Wire‐to‐Wire Wire‐to‐Board Wire Wire‐to‐ Board Options T‐Branch Wire‐to‐ Board Wire to Board Short Circuit Board Pin Board‐to‐ Board Right Angle Right Angle Right Angle Right Boardmount Right Angle(TH,SMT) Configuration Angle(TH) Straight Straight (TH) (TH,SMT) Current Rating (A) 5 3 8 (18 AWG) 5 2.5 Voltage 160 100,230 250 300 230 IP Rating IP 20 ‐‐‐ ‐‐‐ IP 67 IP 65,IP 67 Temperature Rating ‐20 to 70°C ‐35 to 105°C ‐40 to 105°C ‐40 to 85°C Molex Flexi‐mate 3.7 mm Crimp 2 26‐28 Board‐to‐ board wire‐to‐ board terminator options Right Angle 2 500 ‐‐‐ ‐40 to 85°C Selling 3M’s Value Proposition From the competitive situation section, it can be seen that there are a variety of products available that have very similar product features. 3M’s Link Connector’s design is what sets itself above the competition. 3M Link Connectors use the advantages of 3M’s IDC technology and are designed to provide a safe and reliable electrical connection while enabling T-Tab termination as well as cable extensions. The Link Connector, 381 series is hermaphroditic (connector can mate to itself) which reduces the number of different interconnect products needed for wiring. Link Connectors are designed to terminate easily in the field using a standard pair of pliers and do not require any special tooling or pretreatment of cables. The termination process reduces labor installation costs relative to traditional interconnect alternatives. In some fieldbus applications, it was found that in combination with 3M™ Power Clamp Connectors or 3M™ Mini-Clamp Connectors, the customer could reduce its wire usage by 70%. New Product Extension Summary for 3M Authorized Distributors 3M™ Link Connectors, 2-Position Termination Process – No Cable Prep Needed; Simply Squeeze with a Pair of Pliers (NOTE: 4-position shown for demonstration purposes; 2-position follows the same process) Sales Support Materials (include tech data sheets) Configuration Packaging/Labeling (start text here) Part Number Tech Sheet New Product Extension Summary for 3M Authorized Distributors 3M™ Link Connectors, 2-Position Branching The same wiremount product can be use for branching at any point along a field bus or power line without having to cut the cable by removing the insulation cap at the end of the cover. The 3M Link Connector design and termination process allows for easy installation that is capable of cable extension or branching. Cable Extension and T-Tap New Product Extension Summary for 3M Authorized Distributors 3M™ Link Connectors, 2-Position The 3M Link Connector can be used with wire gauges from 18 AWG to 22 AWG and allows different components to be interconnected that may have different wire gauges. The covers are color-coded for proper wire usage. The covers are also designed to increase wire alignment and retention allowing for proper wire termination. Latches and polarization ensure proper mating of the connectors. Product Features/Advantages/Benefits • • • • • • • Hermaphroditic four-point contact mating structures reduces the number of different components required to interconnect and ensures a reliable interconnect Easy, labor saving and reliable IDC termination T-Tap termination enable mid-cable terminations without special preparation or handling of the cable or wires in order to interconnect fieldbus and power lines at any point Easy field termination with no special wire preparation – no stripping, tinning or special tooling o Can terminate with a common pair of pliers Design accepts multiple wire diameters of 1.1 to 2.54 mm, conductor sizes of 18 to 22 AWG 5 Amp maximum current carrying capability per contact Latching mechanism maintains a reliable interconnection in demanding field applications Sales Support Materials • • • • • Customer drawing Specification sheet 3D models Product samples Assembly procedure Part Number 38102-0018-000 FL 38102-F020-H00 FL 38102-W022-W00 FL 38202-62S3-000 PL 38202-52S3-000 PL Configuration W/M CONN FOR W/M CONN FOR 20 AWG W/M CONN FOR 22 AWG 2P BM STRAIGHT BLACK 2P BM RA BLACK Product Data Sheets 78-5102-0094-8 78-5102-0094-8 78-5102-0094-8 78-5102-0095-5 78-5102-0096-3 Tech Sheet TS-2098-D TS-2098-D TS-2098-D TS-2099-C TS-2099-C Ordering Information/Lead Time See the most recent revision of the customer drawing for available product options and part numbers. Lead times may vary by part number and are available in the 3M price pages, on 3MXpress (secure login required), or by calling 3M Customer Service at 800-225-5373. Pricing and Samples Pricing is available in the 3M price pages. Samples for select popular configurations will be available in the 3M sample center. New Product Extension Summary for 3M Authorized Distributors 3M™ Link Connectors, 2-Position Mating Information Series 381 Series, 2-Position 381 Series, 4-Position 382 Series, 2-Position 382 Series, 4-Position Mating Compatibility 381 Series, 2-Position 382 Series, 2-Position 381 Series, 4-Position 382 Series, 4-Position 381 Series, 2-Position 381 Series, 4-Position Related Products This product is launched in association with several other factory automation products. Reference The 3m.com/automation microsite for information on all industrial and lighting solutions. Contact Information For information in the USA, please contact 3M Customer Service at: 800-225-5373. 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