There has been a recent growth in the availability of screwless versions of many of the terminal blocks we offer. Screwless versions of standard PCB terminal blocks such as CSTBV1 have been around for a while and we are now offering screwless pluggables such as CSTB9208 and the very small pitch CSTBA45C.
So what are the advantages of a screwless block?
- Speed of assembly – to tighten a screw may take 60 seconds. Doesn’t sound like much, but if you have a 20-way assembly, that’s 20 minutes. Instead – just push the wire in and it is trapped in the cage clamp. Can also be used in automated assembly.
- No screwdriver required. Cross head? Slotted? Combi? No need to carry around bulky screwdrivers. Ideal for ceiling voids and other tricky locations.
- Maintains pressure on the conductor even in a high vibration application