TE Connectivity’s (TE) new fine aluminum (Al) magnet wire splice accommodates 0.14 to 0.32mm dia (35 to 28 AWG) wires. This addresses the needs of a growing number of motor and solenoid manufacturers who are switching to fine (<0.32mm) Al magnet wires to reduce product cost and weight. Prior to introduction of this splice, traditional soldering/welding processes were still being used for terminations of these wires, as existing AMPLIVAR splices could only accommodate Al wires larger than 0.32mm. This new open barrel, pigtail splice fills the gap at the lower end of the AMPLIVAR splice size range. It can accommodate up to three fine Al magnet wires plus a copper stranded lead wire (400 to 1500 CMA total). By converting to this new splice applied with an APT-5A terminating machine, customers using fine Al magnet wire can eliminate traditional soldering/welding, reducing labor and improving efficiency with our IDC crimp technology.
Junior Product Manager