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Molex's sealed connectors prepped for rugged conditions

05 Aug 2013

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A rugged solution built to withstand severe conditions was recently unveiled by Molex Inc. The MX150L connectors are based on the 1.50 and 2.50mm blade-type terminals, which eliminate the need to purchase, handle and crimp individual wire seals, reducing labour costs. The matte seal design is a single silicone-based seal with individual wire openings and a seal cap to protect, securely retain and provide strain relief to the connector assembly.

The system exceeds IEC IP67 waterproof requirements for sealed connectors and has been fully tested under submersed conditions in various fluids. The MX150L connectors support low-level signal applications as well as power applications up to 40.0A. Customers can choose from wire-to-wire, wire-to-panel and wire-to-board configurations and a wide range of wire styles and insulation thicknesses for maximum design flexibility.

The Integral Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) provides a secondary lock to keep terminals firmly in place and optional Connector Position Assurance (CPA) components prevent accidental disconnection if the connector latch is depressed. Completing the application is as simple as crimping the appropriate terminal, inserting the crimped terminal and engaging the TPA to its final locked position with no additional components required. Audible and tactile clicks on insertion, extraction and mating facilitate reliable mating and terminal loading and removal. Tooling solutions include FineAdjust crimp press applicators for high-volume production, as well as hand tools for low-volume production and field repairs.




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