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'''MTA''' (Mass Termination Assembly) connectors from Tyco Electronics, work by squeezing individual wires into slots in the back of the contacts. This is done with a special tool. The slightly narrower slot slices through the insulation and squeezes tightly into the wire. Creating a gas-tight connection between freshly-scraped metal surfaces. It is a reliable and quick way of connecting as long as wire of the correct [[wire gauge|guage]].<ref>[http://www.iobium.com/wpc_idc_connectors.htm WPC IDC Connectors]</ref> Pulling these connectors off the PCB by the wires can rip the wires out of the back of these plugs.<ref>[http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/where-to-buy-100-idc-connectors Where to buy .100 IDC Connectors?]</ref>The header can be fitted with an optional dust cover. This fits over the top of the housing keeping it tidy and preventing the wires from being pulled out.<ref name="oakley">Oakley Sound Systems, [http://www.oakleysound.com/construct.pdf Construction Guide] by Tony Allgood, v1.2.4, 24th September 2013, p. 27</ref>
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'''MTA''' (Mass Termination Assembly) connectors from TE Connectivity / AMP, work by squeezing individual wires into slots in the back of the contacts. This is done with a special tool. The slightly narrower slot slices through the insulation and squeezes tightly into the conductor. Creating a gas-tight connection between freshly-scraped metal surfaces. It is a reliable and quick way of connecting as long as wire of the correct [[American wire gauge|gauge]] is used.<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://www.iobium.com/wpc_idc_connectors.htm |title=WPC IDC Connectors |accessdate=2013-12-27 |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20141024133646/http://www.iobium.com/wpc_idc_connectors.htm |archivedate=2014-10-24 |url-status=dead }}</ref> Attempting to remove an MTA connector by pulling on the wires will instead pull the wires out of the back of the housing.<ref>[http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/where-to-buy-100-idc-connectors Where to buy .100 IDC Connectors?]</ref> The header can be fitted with an optional dust cover. This fits over the top of the housing keeping it tidy and preventing the wires from being pulled out.<ref name="oakley">Oakley Sound Systems, [http://www.oakleysound.com/construct.pdf Construction Guide] by Tony Allgood, v1.2.4, 24th September 2013, p. 27</ref>
   
MTA housings mate with MTA headers on the [[PCB]]. The MTA headers look very similar to the [[Molex KK]] ones but are not the same. Do not try an force an MTA housing onto a KK header or vice versa.<ref name="oakley"/>
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MTA housings mate with MTA headers on the [[PCB]]. The MTA headers look very similar to the [[Molex KK]] ones but are not the same. Do not try an force an MTA housing onto a KK header or vice versa.<ref name="oakley" />
   
==References==
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== References ==
 
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==External links==
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== External links ==
*[http://www.te.com/en/home.html TE Connectivity Ltd.] manufacturers of MTA connectors
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* [http://www.te.com/en/home.html TE Connectivity Ltd.] manufacturers of MTA connectors
*Supplier part numbers for MOTM [http://www.hotrodmotm.com/parts_list.htm 4 pin 0.156 MTA]
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* Supplier part numbers for MOTM [http://www.hotrodmotm.com/parts_list.htm 4 pin 0.156 MTA]
*Supplier part numbers for Synthesizers.com [http://www.synthesizers.com/technical.html#internaldc 6 pin .100 MTA]
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* Supplier part numbers for Synthesizers.com [http://www.synthesizers.com/technical.html#internaldc 6 pin .100 MTA]
*[http://www.flightofharmony.com/2008/11/making-idc-mta-tooling.html Making IDC & MTA tooling]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20190613220328/http://www.flightofharmony.com/2008/11/making-idc-mta-tooling.html Making IDC & MTA tooling]
*[http://www.flightofharmony.com/2008/11/making-idc-mta-tooling-part-2.html Making IDC & MTA tooling, part 2]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20190613220328/http://www.flightofharmony.com/2008/11/making-idc-mta-tooling-part-2.html Making IDC & MTA tooling, part 2]
   
 
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Latest revision as of 22:32, 5 March 2021

0.156" 4 pin MTA connector

MTA (Mass Termination Assembly) connectors from TE Connectivity / AMP, work by squeezing individual wires into slots in the back of the contacts. This is done with a special tool. The slightly narrower slot slices through the insulation and squeezes tightly into the conductor. Creating a gas-tight connection between freshly-scraped metal surfaces. It is a reliable and quick way of connecting as long as wire of the correct gauge is used.[1] Attempting to remove an MTA connector by pulling on the wires will instead pull the wires out of the back of the housing.[2] The header can be fitted with an optional dust cover. This fits over the top of the housing keeping it tidy and preventing the wires from being pulled out.[3]

MTA housings mate with MTA headers on the PCB. The MTA headers look very similar to the Molex KK ones but are not the same. Do not try an force an MTA housing onto a KK header or vice versa.[3]

References

  1. ^ "WPC IDC Connectors". Archived from the original on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2013-12-27.  Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Where to buy .100 IDC Connectors?
  3. ^ a b Oakley Sound Systems, Construction Guide by Tony Allgood, v1.2.4, 24th September 2013, p. 27

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