Dinkle International has announced pluggable terminal blocks, a series of products with a patented push-in design for connecting wires to terminal blocks. Each is composed of a plug and mating socket, the latter of which is usually attached to a printed circuit board by pins. The plug fits into the socket, and the wires connect to the socket via the push-in design. The company says the design improves upon traditional screw terminals in terms of efficiency, ease of use and space savings. Sizes and ratings include pitch variance(2.54 - 6.35 mm), wire sizes(30 - 16 to 24 - 12 AWG), current(5 - 8 A at 150 VAC, 8 - 16 A at 300 VAC and 20 amps at 600 VAC) and connection methods(unpatented V - type spring or patented S - Cage single, double and rail type).Customization services include label printing, and color combinations.An LED at each connection point is on when current is flowing through the wire, with LED light pipes integral to the terminal - block assemblies to ensure each is clearly visible.This indication provides quick visual confirmation of active connections and can aid troubleshooting.