Solderless DB9 connectors target RS-232, RS-422 apps

Aug. 3, 2007
August 3, 2007 -- BTX Technologies, Inc. is now shipping its MaxBlox CD-MX9M (male) and CD-MX9F (female) 9-pin D-sub connectors.

August 3, 2007 -- BTX Technologies, Inc. is now shipping its MaxBlox CD-MX9M (male) and CD-MX9F (female) 9-pin D-sub connectors. The company says the patent-pending, professional devices feature a rugged design that eliminates soldering in the field for professional installers, integrators, and electrical contractors. 

According to the company, intended for use in applications where RS-232 or RS-422 controls are used, including audio/video equipment, PCs, and home theater systems, the MaxBlox CD-MX9M and CD-MX9F connectors allow installers to terminate a DB9 with nothing more than a strip tool and screwdriver, for mounting in a wall plate, panel, or MaxBlox CD-MX915 hood.

The company notes that when used in conjunction with the MaxBlox hood, the devices slide, snap, and lock into place without the use of tools.

"This new line of connectors is much different than any other version that our customers have seen from us. We are excited to be shipping the CD-MX9M and CD-MX9F to all our customers who have been eagerly awaiting them since their debut at InfoComm," comments Mark Chernoff, director of marketing for BTX. "For installers, our new connectors offer a great benefit in that they eliminate the need for soldering, which is a time-consuming and frustrating process. Additionally, with the MaxBlox line, no special training is needed. If you know how to strip a wire and use a screwdriver, you can easily terminate the connector."

Manufactured with Phoenix Contact terminal blocks for a reliable and secure connection, the CD-MX9M and CD-MX9F connectors have clearly labeled screw terminals for each of the nine conductors and accommodate cable sizes ranging from 16 AWG to 30 AWG. The devices have been tested up to a 15-pound pull force when used with a MaxBlox hood.

The connectors are shipping at a retail price of $16.95 each.

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