Positive retention latches help the Picoflex SMT header to provide a robust and reliable wire-to-board connection with increased retention force for rugged applications and high-vibration environments. Adding to the company’s range of Picoflex connectors, which are suitable for many high-density applications where space is at a premium and power and signal are required, these more rugged versions are suited to a variety of demanding applications for the industrial, automotive, medical and multimedia industries. The Picoflex latch design increases the retention force between the header and receptacle by at least 50% compared to the company’s standard friction-lock header. The greater retention force ensures a robust and reliable connection in applications where the harness can be placed under a push/pull force or where assembly involves movement of the cable to prevent the header and receptacle from unmating. Other features include a standard interface design for backwards compatibility with earlier versions and a high-profile polarizing peg, which avoids mismating of the header and receptacle and also acts as a lead-in to aid assembly. MOLEX INC., Lisle, IL. (800) 786-6539.
Company: MOLEX INC.
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