Farnell element14 First to Stock Phoenix Contact SKEDD Range


Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, is today announcing it is first to stock the Phoenix Contact SKEDD range of direct plug-in PCB connectors.

The one piece PCB connectors require no headers and innovative SKEDD direct plug -in technology ensures a reliable electrical connection directly through bore holes in the PCB. The new two-row SDDC 1,5 PCB connectors on 3.5mm pitch can be inserted directly on the PCB and securely connected using body-bound rivets.

SKEDD direct plug-in technology enables flexible positioning on the PCB. Component and process costs are reduced due to simple insertion by hand and vibration-resistant connection. Time saving push-in connection means tools are not required. Colour coded actuation lever makes using the product intuitive. Integrated test option allows quick and convenient testing.

Farnell element14 was recently awarded Device Connector Distributor of the Year for 2016 by Phoenix Contact UK and it is the top seller of this product for Phoenix Contact in high service distribution. Farnell element14 stocks over 4,000 parts from Phoenix Contact in EMEA.

For more information or to view the range please visit Farnell element14.



About us

Farnell element14 is part of the Premier Farnell group of businesses, a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell focuses its offering around four core customer journeys:

  • Education to Maker – Premier Farnell is an official manufacturer of two of the most popular Maker Boards, Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black, and exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug. Customers are supported through, the largest online engineering and maker community, also providing support to educators and parents through its new STEM space.

  • Research and Design Services - Premier Farnell is the No.1 for Development Kits, having worked with the world’s leading Semiconductor companies to design and manufacture their latest development boards in house. A deep understanding and design knowledge of the latest Semiconductor Devices available also supports Premier Farnell’s broader design assistance offering, providing a similar service to customers of all sizes who are seeking additional engineering support.

  • Design through to Production – Premier Farnell provides an entire solution for design to manufacturing customers, with the broadest range of Semiconductor and Passive inventory available, a world class line card, same day despatch, a strong board level Interconnect proposition and growing Electromechanical proposition. In addition, it has the technical support capabilities to meet all customers’ needs, from simple cross-reference to complex design.

  • Bench to Board – Premier Farnell offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of Test & Measurement equipment and a leading line card for all Tool & Production supplies supporting customers from the testing of initial designs to delivering essential maintenance activity to keep their operations running.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, the components operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere.

Key facts:

  • Operations in 38 countries and 43 local language transactional websites

  • More than 3,500 leading suppliers

  • More than 650,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand

  • More than 440,000 members of the element14 community

  • Leaders in providing information on REACH, Conflict Minerals and EU RoHS legislation

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