New Poke-Home Wire-to-Wire Connectors for 12–18AWG Industrial Applications

The new 9286-300 Series connectors offer simple strip-and-poke-home insertion, twist-and-pull extraction, and reliable wire retention in a small, sleek, color-coded, flame retardant, reusable, and pottable package

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 20, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has expanded upon its proven-reliable wire-to-wire (WTW) connector portfolio with the release of the new 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12–18AWG wire. Designed to simplify the connection process in a broad range of industrial market applications that require high-current or large-gauge wires, the new 9286-300 Series WTW connectors enable simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull wire extraction, and employ a one-piece phosphor bronze contact with high-force contact beams that provide both mechanical stability and reliable wire retention and an integral wire-stop that prevents over insertion. The series also accepts both solid and stranded wires, is smaller and sleeker than competing connectors, and has flame retardant UL94 V-0 glass-filled thermoplastic housings that protect connections from potting and coating materials and are color-coded to match wires to further ease and hasten assembly. Ideal applications for the series include industrial machine controls, such as motors, drives, solenoids, pumps, coils, and transformers; commercial building controls, security and fire alarm systems, and premise wiring; smart grid meters, breakers, and panels; and SSL fixtures and wiring.

“Our poke-home wire-to-wire connectors have provided industrial customers with proven-reliable, easy-assembly interconnect solutions for the past several years, but — until now — were focused on light industrial wire gauges spanning 18–24AWG,” said Tom Anderson, connector product manager, AVX. “The new 9286-300 Series connectors extend this portfolio’s simple strip-and-poke-home assembly process and high-strength wire retention to heavier 12–18AWG industrial applications in a small, sleek package that offers several critical benefits over competing solutions, including space savings of up to 80%, the absence of clunky levers, and reusability.”

AVX’s 9286-300 Series poke-home WTW connectors feature high-strength phosphor bronze contacts with lead-free tin-over-nickel plating and accept 12–18AWG solid and stranded wire, although more than 19 strands per wire is not recommended. They are available in eight wire-matched insulator colors (white, black, brown, blue, yellow, red, green, and orange), are rated for 600VAC, 10–15A depending on AWG, five-cycle durability, and operating temperatures extending from -40°C to +125°C, and are packaged in bulk in quantities of 500 pieces per bag.

For more information about AVX’s new 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12–18AWG industrial applications, please click on product button below. For immediate availability, please visit Arrow, Digi-Key Electronics, Future Electronics, Mouser Electronics, and TTI, Inc. For all other inquiries, please visit, email, follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter, like them on Facebook, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, SC 29644.