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38X02 Series Link Connector

The new 2-position 3M™ Link Connector, 38X02 Series, offers the advantages of insulation displacement contact (IDC) technology while providing a safe and reliable electrical connection. The Link Connector family now includes 2- and 4-position wiremount and boardmount products which can accommodate discrete or flat ribbon cable with conductor sizes between 18 and 22 AWG, and requires no more than a pair of pliers to make the termination.

Key Features:

  • Hermaphroditic four-point contact mating structures reduces the number of different components required to interconnect and ensures a reliable interconnect
  • Easy, labor saving and reliable IDC termination
  • T-Tap termination enable 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 no special wire preparation – no stripping, tinning or special tooling
    - Can terminate with a common pair of pliers
  • 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


  • Factory Automation
  • LED Lighting
  • Building Automation
  • Conveying Systems
  • Communication Networks using RS-485 protocol

See also:
2-Position Link Connector (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.

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