Lat­est Molex power con­nec­tors now avail­able from RS Com­po­nents

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

RS Com­po­nents (RS) the global dis­trib­u­tor for en­gi­neers, has in­tro­duced Molex Ul­tra-Fit power con­nec­tors, bring­ing the re­li­able, easy-mat­ing ad­van­tages and space-sav­ing de­sign of the Fit fam­ily into wire-to-board ap­pli­ca­tions up to 14A for equip­ment such as white goods, au­to­mo­tive sys­tems, in­dus­trial au­to­ma­tion, med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy, light­ing and tele­coms.

The new 3.5mm-pitch Ul­tra-Fit con­nec­tors join the Fit port­fo­lio along­side the Mega-Fit 5.7mm-pitch se­ries rated up to 23A per cir­cuit, the 4.2mm/13A Mini-Fit, and the 3mm/5A Mi­cro-Fit. Fea­tur­ing the Fit-fam­ily split-box ter­mi­nal de­sign with six points of con­tact, Ul­tra-Fit con­nec­tors have low in­ser­tion force al­low­ing fast, fa­tigue-free pro­duc­tiv­ity, and de­liver long-term re­li­a­bil­ity in the field. With mul­ti­ple fea­tures to en­sure cor­rect mat­ing, and ter­mi­nal po­si­tion as­sur­ance (TPA) to pre­vent back-out, they have a 17 per­cent smaller foot­print than com­pet­ing, sim­i­larly-rated con­nec­tors.

Mul­ti­ple me­chan­i­cal key­ing op­tions al­low sev­eral sets of con­nec­tors to be used in the same as­sem­bly with­out fear of cross in­ser­tion. There are also colour-cod­ing op­tions that pro­vide clear guid­ance for as­sem­bly dur­ing pro­duc­tion or main­te­nance in the field. The pos­i­tive-lock hous­ing con­firms mat­ing with an au­di­ble click and pre­vents ac­ci­den­tal dis­en­gage­ment. In ad­di­tion, anti-snag de­sign pre­vents wires be­com­ing trapped and dam­ag­ing the latch.

All header and re­cep­ta­cle ter­mi­nals are fully iso­lated. In con­junc­tion with the scoop-proof hous­ing, this pre­vents dam­age dur­ing han­dling and mat­ing. In ad­di­tion to pre­vent­ing ter­mi­nal back-out by en­sur­ing the ter­mi­nal is fully seated in the hous­ing, the TPA built into the new Ul­tra-Fit se­ries and other Fit-fam­ily con­nec­tors also pro­vides sec­ondary pro­tec­tion against fail­ure of the con­nec­tor’s main re­ten­tion mech­a­nism. RS is now stock­ing a range of Ul­tra-Fit con­nec­tors, crimp ter­mi­nals and hand crimp­ing tools.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, or to place an or­der visit nz.rs-on­line.com/web/

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