ASI, Inc. Introduces New High Current Low-Cost Pluggable Terminal Blocks

  • November 16, 2004
  • Automation Systems Interconnect, Inc. (ASI)
  • News
Automation Systems Interconnect, Inc (ASI) has recently introduced a complete line of high current, low-cost pluggable printed circuit board terminal blocks. These special pluggable CUF and CUM terminal blocks are a great choice for the alarm, security, lighting and HVAC industries because they have been tooled in high volume, thereby making them extremely cost-effective. While they are low cost, the unique design still provides for a wide wire range and current capacity as high as 18 amps.The connector plug and the header feature a molded-in polarization feature, which allows for the mating and un-mating in the proper position which eliminates the possibility of turning the plug in the opposite direction. The innovative header and plug design allows for the plug to be plugged to the same PCB header in either the vertical or horizontal position depending on the application. In addition, keying accessories are available that allow for the plug and header to be keyed so that your customer cannot mate the plug to the incorrect same size header. The plug and the header have been UL approved. They have also been approved by all European standards, making them acceptable throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. In order to attain the highest flammability rating by UL, these terminal blocks have been molded out of a UL 94V0 material. The wiring connection to the plug uses the rising-cage clamp design and has a rating of 12 AWG to 24 AWG with a much larger wiring opening than other economy models.ASI is the first company to offer complete e-commerce capability for high quality printed circuit board terminal blocks. The data sheets, technical specifications and all pricing and availability can be found on the ASI website. A new easy-to-use selector guide is now available and all of the components can be ordered Direct Online with a saving of 20 - 50% by going to For additional information please contact ASI at P.O. Box 1230, Carlisle, PA 17013, by calling 1-877-650-5160, or by visiting their website at

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