Rack & Panel (Commercial Grade Rectangular) / Series 516

Series 516

  • Industry standard rack and panel connectors with high reliability contacts.
  • Hermaphroditic contacts provide extremely reliable connection.
  • Gold over nickel contact plating in thru-hole PCB, wirewrap, crimp or wire hole styles.
  • Crimp contacts can be ordered separately in bulk or on reel for automated insertion.  (1800 per reel)
  • Contacts may be ordered separately for pre-wired or select position assembly.
  • From 20 to 120 pins, with actuator, polarizing and locknut options.
  • Plastic and metal hoods available with cable clamps for strain relief.



  • UL Recognized
  • .150 (3.81) Contact Spacing x .130 (3.30) or .150 (3.81) Row Spacing with Staggered Grid
  • Plug and Receptacle available with 20, 38, 56, 90 or 120 contact sizes 
  • Edacon hermaphroditic contact mating design 
  • Contact termination options include:  Crimp, P.C. Tail, Wire Hole, Wire Wrap, & Taper Tail 
  • Mating and unmating simplified with actuating screws
  • Optional covers with side or top entry cable clamp in plastic or metal material available for all connector sizes
  • Versatile metal cover design permits assembly or disassembly after cabling is complete plus cable entry style flexability
  • Actuating screws, locknuts, polarizing hardware, covers and contacts suitable for either plug or receptacle
  • Polarizing hardware adjustable for 288 mating combinations
  • Tools available for contact installation, removal, and crimping and polarizing changes


  •  Insulator Material: Diallyl Phthalate or Thermoplastic Polyester, UL 94V-0, Color: Green, or Polycarbonate, Colour: Grey
  • Contact Material:  Phosphor Bronze Alloy CA-510
  • Contact Plating:  Gold over nickel for entire contact
  • Cover Material:  Polycarbonate, Color:  Green, or Die-Cast Zinc, finished with grey enamel paint
  • Current Rating:  8.5 Amperes
  • Contact Resistance:  10 Milliohms maximum
  • Dielectric Withstanding Voltage:  2000V AC rms at sea level
  • Insulation Resistance:  5000 Megohms minimum
  • Operating Temperature:  -65 to +125 degrees C
  • Insertion and Withdrawal Force:  2 to 16 oz (0.56 to 4.45N) per contact position

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