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Molex reveals unsealed connector system for automotive use

17 Jul 2013

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Molex Inc. recently rolled out the MX150 unsealed connector system for direct connect or in-line mid-power body electronics applications in the automotive industry. The unsealed connection system achieves significant space savings over traditional USCAR 1.50mm interfaces.

The hinged Terminal Positioning Assurance (TPA) device is moulded as part of the housing, allowing simple terminal insertion and secure terminal seating. The MX150 unsealed connector system's enlarged push surface improves ergonomics and USCAR-25 compliant mating and unmating. Harness manufacturers can easily access the terminal latch directly, once the TPA hinge is opened, for quick reworking or field-repairs. In addition, since standard MX150 field-service tools are employed, additional tooling charges are eliminated.

The MX150 unsealed receptacle and in-line connectors are available in 2-, 3- and 4- circuit versions as standard, though other circuit counts can be developed on request, with custom clip slots for increased design flexibility. To facilitate quick visual installation, 4 polarisation options are offered for each circuit size. The MX150 unsealed connector system offers high mating performance for mid-power (14 to 22 AWG) applications by using an integral locking latch. The reinforced front-beam terminal design provides a high contact normal force while minimising the insertion force.

Further information regarding the MX150 unsealed connector system can be found here.




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