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Two and Four Position Link Connectors


3M™ Link Connectors - industrial grade discrete wiring solution for servo motors, controllers, and sensors


3M™ Link Connectors use the advantages of 3M’s IDC technology, designed to provide a safe and reliable electrical connection while enabling T-Tab termination as well as cable extensions. The Link Connector, 381 series is a hermaphroditic connector (can mate to itself), reducing the number of different interconnect products needed for wiring. Link Connectors are designed to terminate easily in the field using a standard pair of pliers, and do not require any special tooling or pretreatment of cables. The termination process reduces labor installation costs relative to traditional interconnect alternatives. In some Fieldbus applications, in combination with 3M™ Power Clamp Connectors or 3M™ Mini-Clamp Connectors, wire usage reduction of 70% is possible. No cable prep is needed in the termination process; simply squeeze the connector with a pair of pliers. Datasheet 3M's Two and Four Position Link Connectors

Features
  • Hermaphroditic four-point contact mating structures reduce the number of different components required to interconnect, ensuring a reliable interconnect
  • Easy, labor saving and reliable IDC termination
  • T-Tap termination enables mid-cable terminations without special preparation or handling of the cable or wires in order to interconnect Fieldbus and power lines at any point
  • Easy field termination with a pair of pliers – no special wire preparation, stripping, tinning, or special tooling
  • Design accepts multiple wire diameters of 1.1 to 2.54 mm, conductor sizes of 18 to 22 AWG
  • 5 Amp maximum current carrying capability per contact
  • Latching mechanism maintains a reliable interconnection in demanding field applications

Digi-Key P/N Manufacturer P/N Description
3M10677-ND 38102-0018-000 FL 2POS LINK W/M CONN FOR 18 AWG
3M10678-ND 38102-F020-H00 FL 2POS LINK W/M CONN FOR 22 AWG
3M10679-ND 38102-W022-W00 FL 2POS LINK W/M CONN FOR 20 AWG
3M12001-ND 38104-0020-100FL 3M LINK FLAT CABLE CONNECTOR
3M12002-ND 38104-F018-F00FL 3M LINK FLAT CABLE CONNECTOR
MG04F-200-ND 79100-075-4F1 CABLE FLAT 4COND 19AWG 200M
MG04R-200-ND 79100-075-4ZLT ROUND JACKETED 4 WIRE CABLE 200M
MG04R-5-ND 79100-075-4ZLT ROUND JACKETED 4 WIRE CABLE 5M
MG04R-10-ND 79100-075-4ZLT ROUND JACKETED 4 WIRE CABLE 10M
MG04R-25-ND 79100-075-4ZLT ROUND JACKETED 4 WIRE CABLE 25M
MG04R-50-ND 79100-075-4ZLT ROUND JACKETED 4 WIRE CABLE 50M
MG04R-100-ND 79100-075-4ZLT ROUND JACKETED 4 WIRE CABLE 100M
Power Clamp Link Mini Clamp