Molex debuts MUO 2.5 termination connection

Oct. 26, 2017

Lisle, IL. Molex has introduced the MUO 2.5 termination connector, designed to replace closed-end (CE) terminals. It will not only reduce cable assembly time for OEMs, but also improve reliability and processing time, the company reported.

“Traditional CE terminals can cause wire damage and cannot be disassembled after installation,” said Yujiro Enomoto, global product manager, Molex. “These innovative connectors move the wire grounding process to the final step in assembly, which will provide a more precise connection at a lower assembly cost.”

The MUO 2.5 termination connector has just two retainers (two and four circuits), which can be used in any of the three assemblies (four, six, and eight circuits). Retainers cover the terminal lance, protecting assembly personnel from a potential electrical hazard, and the connector also includes a wire-entanglement protection feature.

The separated retainers protect the cables and secure the terminal position while preventing the terminal back-out problem, which acts as an additional electrical shock hazard prevention. A water exhaust function prevents water from getting inside the housing, which adds an additional safety barrier to the connector.

The MUO 2.5 termination connector provide a flexible and cost-effective way to deliver an effective connection and simplify the assembly processes in markets ranging from washing machines to HVAC systems.

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