Path: EDN Asia >> Product Centre >> Automotive >> Car connector system touts 50% space savings
Automotive Share print

Car connector system touts 50% space savings

30 Jul 2012

Share this page with your friends

Molex Inc. has unveiled the Mini50 connector system that according to the company is a miniaturized unsealed, wire-to-board system validated to automotive standards. The package achieves a 50 percent space savings over traditional industry standard 0.64mm connectors and is ideal for automotive and commercial vehicle applications where space is limited such as lighting, radios, navigation systems, HVAC systems and cameras, noted the company.

The connectors provide reduced overall harness weight savings by allowing wire-harness customers to crimp and process smaller wire gauges versus traditional 0.64mm terminal systems.

The Mini50 connection system features an independent secondary lock (ISL) that is part of the housing, reducing the number of components. In addition, PCB headers are released in both vertical or right angle orientations to provide wire-routing and module design flexibility. They are also constructed with a high-temperature thermoplastic housing that can withstand infrared (IR) and wave lead-free solder processing at a maximum temperature of 260�C.

Current configurations are available in single-row, 4- and 8-circuit versions, and are available in multiple mechanical and visual polarization options. A dual-row, 12-circuit version is in process for release in calendar 2012.




Want to more of this to be delivered to you for FREE?

Subscribe to EDN Asia alerts and receive the latest design ideas and product news in your inbox.

Got to make sure you're not a robot. Please enter the code displayed on the right.

Time to activate your subscription - it's easy!

We have sent an activate request to your registerd e-email. Simply click on the link to activate your subscription.

We're doing this to protect your privacy and ensure you successfully receive your e-mail alerts.


Add New Comment
Visitor (To avoid code verification, simply login or register with us. It is fast and free!)
*Verify code:
Tech Impact

Regional Roundup
Control this smart glass with the blink of an eye
K-Glass 2 detects users' eye movements to point the cursor to recognise computer icons or objects in the Internet, and uses winks for commands. The researchers call this interface the "i-Mouse."

GlobalFoundries extends grants to Singapore students
ARM, Tencent Games team up to improve mobile gaming


News | Products | Design Features | Regional Roundup | Tech Impact