Broad range of new TE Connectivity Glow Wire Connectors for home appliances now available from TTI

Meet IEC/EN 60335-1safety and environmental requirements for domestic white goods and small electrical appliances: available across many product families

Maisach, (PresseBox) - A broad range of Glow Wire connectors from TE Connectivity is now available from TTI Inc., the world's leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical, discrete and power components. Due to the possibility of human misuse, over-current or short circuit failures occurring in an appliance wiring system, materials used in domestic appliances are required to meet strict fire protection requirements. The glow wire test is used to simulate heating effects that can occur in malfunctioning electrical equipment caused by an overloaded connection or an overheating component. TE Connectivity's Glow Wire interconnects address all such safety and environmental requirements for applications in the home appliance sector, such as washing machines, fridges, dryers, ovens, water heaters, boilers and small electrical appliances and meet the test requirements of IEC/EN 60335-1 5th Edition: Household and Similar Applicances - Safety.

Glow Wire specification interconnects are available across many TE Connectivity product families, including: Power Triple Lock Connector System; Economy Power II and 2.5 Connector Series; Grace Inertia 2.5 and 3.3 Connectors; VAL-U-LOK Connector Series; Universal MATE-N-LOK Connectors; Power Double-Lock Connectors; 6 Position Power Double-Lock Connector; 2.5mm Signal Double-Lock Connectors. This broad product portfolio offers a one-stop solution for domestic appliance manufacturers. The number of styles, accessories and variants includes wire to wire, panel mount, free hanging wire-to-board connectors, and vertical or right-angle options are available, with different centrelines and current ratings.

TE Connectivity's Glow Wire connection system is also available in many different design configurations, including circular, flanged, sealed and coloured housings, to meet the design requirements of most appliances.

About Qualstar Corporation:

Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics manufacturer specializing in data storage and power supplies. Qualstar is a leading provider of high efficiency and high density power supplies marketed under the N2PowerTM brand, and of data storage systems marketed under the QualstarTM brand. Our N2Power power supply products provide compact and efficient power conversion for a wide variety of industries and applications including, but not limited to telecom, networking, broadcast, industrial, lighting, gaming and test equipment. Our Qualstar data storage products are used to provide highly scalable and reliable solutions to store and retrieve very large quantities of electronic data. Qualstar's products are known throughout the world for high quality and Simply ReliableTM designs that provide years of trouble-free service. More information is available at www.qualstar.com or www.n2power.com or by phone at + 1 805-583-7744.

TTI Inc.

TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the world's leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical, discrete and power components. TTI's philosophy is "Lead by Design", and the company differentiates itself by focusing on people, parts and process. TTI in Europe strives to be the distributor of choice for customers and suppliers alike by introducing new product technologies and by stocking broad and deep inventory across its franchise base. TTI's sophisticated inventory management system ensures the ability to service changes in demand due to fluctuating markets and supply chains. For more information about TTI, please visit www.ttieurope.com.

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